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Celebration of Learning: An Exhibition of Students as Producers

Jan. 10, 2018—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...

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Brightspace Support Hours for January

Jan. 9, 2018—We hope you have used the on-demand resources available on our Brightspace support site, but have you also checked out the Brightspace blog recently? In addition to important information about Vanderbilt’s course management system, the blog is where we share news and tips that will help you take advantage of all that Brightspace has to...

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The Office for Inclusive Excellence announces two new faculty workshops for January

Jan. 8, 2018—On Thursday, January 18th, two workshops featuring the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble (CITE) will be offered as part of the Faculty Insights Series. It Depends on the Lens This workshop presents a complex, realistic interaction of a search committee evaluating candidates during a review of submitted materials in order to stimulate discussion about the behaviors,...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Kanah Lewallen

Dec. 17, 2017—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...

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Brightspace Support Hours for December

Dec. 16, 2017—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...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Teresa Dunleavy

Dec. 15, 2017—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...

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

Dec. 7, 2017—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...

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

Nov. 28, 2017—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...

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

Nov. 16, 2017—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...

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Latest Podcast Episodes on Ed Tech in Higher Education

Nov. 14, 2017—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...

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