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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Kanah Lewallen

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Kanah Lewallen, nursing, talks about their teaching philosophy and interests. Within the School of Nursing, I have the pleasure to instruct students in the Adult Gerontological Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner programs. My teaching philosophy is primarily focused...... KEEP READING

Posted on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 in News | Tags: , , No Comments »


Brightspace Support Hours for December

We will have regular support including email, phone, and in-person support available through Tuesday, December 19th.   We will be providing email only support on the following days through the end of December: Wednesday, December 20th 7am-11pm Tuesday, December 26th 10am-12pm and 4-6pm for live email support Thursday, December 28th 10am-12pm and 4-6pm for live...... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Junior Faculty Spotlight: Teresa Dunleavy

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Teresa Dunleavy, Teaching & Learning, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. I am a learner. I am a teacher. I am a teacher educator. In my work, I strive toward equity in mathematics education. These identities are a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017 in News | Tags: , No Comments »


The CFT is Hiring – Assistant Director Applications Due January 22nd

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching is seeking an Assistant Director who will promote effective teaching across campus.  The Assistant Director will work with graduate students, faculty, and others in the Vanderbilt teaching community to enhance student learning through the use of research-based practices in university teaching.  The Assistant Director will report to the Director...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Celebration of Learning: An Exhibition of Students as Producers

On Monday, January 29th, the Center for Teaching will hold a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event will feature posters, presentations, and performances by students from all over campus, sharing what they have learned, created, designed, and discovered. The event will provide the Vanderbilt community with a picture of immersive...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials: Bryan Lowe

A blog series by Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Traditions of Japan and Korea     At the Association of Asian Studies Annual meeting this past March, I organized a roundtable entitled: “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials.” The idea was to have...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in Resource | Tags: , , , , No Comments »


Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials: Will Fleming

A blog series by Bryan Lowe Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Traditions of Japan and Korea     At the Association of Asian Studies Annual meeting this past March, I organized a roundtable entitled: “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials.” The idea was to have...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 in Resource | Tags: , , No Comments »


Latest Podcast Episodes on Ed Tech in Higher Education

In the latest episode of Leadning Lines, we talk with Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor of health policy at Vanderbilt. He discusses his interest in designing assignments for students that give them opportunities to make a different in the world outside their classroom. One of those assignments was “Health Policy Radio,” a podcast that he and his...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Brightspace Drop-in Hours for November

During drop-in hours, faculty and staff who have Brightspace-related questions can stop by the workshop space of the CFT (even without an appointment) and find a team of specialists ready to assist. * Mondays 9-11am and 2-4pm Tuesdays 9-11am Wednesdays 2-4pm Fridays 9-11am We will not be holding drop-in hours during the week of Thanksgiving, however,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials: Halle O’Neal

A blog series by Bryan Lowe Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Traditions of Japan and Korea     At the Association of Asian Studies Annual meeting this past March, I organized a roundtable entitled: “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials.” The idea was to have...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 in Resource | Tags: , , , No Comments »


Junior Faculty Spotlight: Sara Mayeux

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Sara Mayeux, Law, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Sara Mayeux I teach Constitutional Law II, which is a large, upper-level law school course focused primarily on the Fourteenth Amendment, including equal protection and due process, and individual...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 in News | Tags: , No Comments »


Apply to be a BOLD Fellow!

Want to create innovative online learning experiences? Investigate the impact of the experience on your students’ learning and share the results with colleagues?  * The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, November 6th, 2017 in News | Tags: , No Comments »


Your Top Hat Questions Answered!

Now that you’ve had an opportunity to use Top Hat in your class, you may have additional questions to which you’d like to get an answer. In this session, Kara Dingboom, the Vanderbilt Enterprise Account Manager, will field questions from the group, share some best practices that will help making your use of Top Hat...... KEEP READING

Posted on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Conversation on Teaching: Student-Produced Podcasts

Podcasts have been around since the early 2000s, but the medium has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, thanks to increasing smart phone adoption and to very popular podcasts like Serial and Radiolab. Educational uses of podcasts are growing, as well. Some instructors create podcasts for use in their courses, others assign podcasts as “texts”...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in News | Tags: , , No Comments »


Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials: Christopher M. Mayo

A blog series by Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Traditions of Japan and Korea     At the Association of Asian Studies Annual meeting this past March, I organized a roundtable entitled: “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials.” The idea was to have...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in Resource | Tags: , , , No Comments »