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Now Accepting Applications for Associate Director of the Center for Teaching

May. 9, 2022—Our longtime colleague Cynthia Brame is leaving the Center for Teaching in August for a new faculty position in biological sciences here at Vanderbilt. More on that later! For now, I wanted to share that we’ve posted an opening for the Center for Teaching’s associate director position. See below for details and information on applying....

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Spring Internal Grants Opportunities: Deadline Extended

May. 9, 2022—by Cynthia J. Brame The Office of the Provost supports two internal funding programs, the Educational Advancement Fund and the Course Improvement Grant, designed to support excellence in the classroom through continued pedagogical advancement and long-term educational transformation. The Educational Advancement Fund supports longer term educational transformations and the Course Improvement Grants aim to promote...

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Transformational Instructional Design: CFT partners with Peabody to launch a new blended Independent School Leadership Master’s Program

May. 3, 2022—by Julaine Fowlin Vanderbilt’s Peabody College has launched a new blended (online and in-person) Master’s of Education in Independent School Leadership (ISL), building on the strong foundation of the previous summer-intensive ISL program. The new blended model involves more online courses and a reduction in the length of on-campus summer experiences. This change will meet...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Colleen Moss

May. 1, 2022—Each year, the CFT blog highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Colleen Moss, School of Nursing, talks about some of the lessons she has gained from the Fellowship. As an early career faculty member, the learning curve is steep. There are many facets to consider when revising or redesigning a course. The...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Sayil Camacho

May. 1, 2022—Each year, the CFT blog highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Sayil Camacho, Peabody College, talks about some of the lessons she has gained from the Fellowship. Latinas make up less than 1 percent of all full professors in the professoriate. As a Latina, former undocumented person, and non-native English speaker, I navigate...

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Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching

Apr. 25, 2022—by Joe Bandy and Stacey Johnson We invite you to join in our Course Design Institute on the theme of Inclusive Teaching.  This virtual event will take place via Brightspace and Zoom, May 16 – 19 (9am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and 9-12:30pm Thursday). During the four-day institute, participants will (re)design courses with careful attention...

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Spring Internal Grants Opportunities

Apr. 18, 2022—by Cynthia J. Brame The Office of the Provost supports two internal funding programs, the Educational Advancement Fund and the Course Improvement Grant, designed to support excellence in the classroom through continued pedagogical advancement and long-term educational transformation. The Educational Advancement Fund supports longer term educational transformations and the Course Improvement Grants aim to promote...

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Course Improvement Grant Spotlight: “Jazz and Global Ensemble Recording of New Works”

Apr. 14, 2022—by Julaine Fowlin Ryan Middagh, Assistant Professor of Jazz and Chair of the Jazz and Global Music Department, talked about his Course Improvement Grant, “Jazz and Global Ensemble Recording of New Works,” in an interview with CFT assistant director Julaine Fowlin. Ryan will be using funds from the course improvement grant to hire a sound...

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Catch up on the Leading Lines Podcast

Apr. 13, 2022—The Leading Lines podcast team produced 3 new episodes in the last month that offer keen insights into digital and physical learning environments.   Episode 107 – Mike Nino Miguel “Mike” Nino is the director of the Office of Online Learning at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. He spoke in this episode about the...

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From the Executive Director

Apr. 11, 2022—It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that long-time Center for Teaching staff member Rhett McDaniel is moving on to another position at Vanderbilt. Rhett started at the CFT back in 2009 as our educational technologist, overseeing the center’s internal technology needs. From the beginning, however, Rhett was an excellent faculty consultant,...

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