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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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Student Success in Introductory STEM Courses

Apr. 1, 2022—Chris Rasmussen, professor of mathematics education at San Diego State University, is giving a talk titled “Insights from Two National Studies of Precalculus through Calculus 2” on April 15th from 12:10 to 1:00pm. While the talk is part of the Department of Mathematics colloquium, it is likely to be of interest to faculty outside of...

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Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching

Mar. 29, 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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Queer Teaching, Queer Thriving Learning Community

Mar. 21, 2022—The Center for Teaching and the K.C. Potter Center for LGBTQI Life are proud to continue our Queer Teaching, Queer Thriving learning community in 2021-2022 with a conversation and workshop hosted by Stephanie Mahnke, Vanderbilt’s new Director of the KCPC and LGBTQI Life. Building upon our Fall conversations about LGBTQI+ well-being and Queer Pedagogy, this...

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Online and Hybrid Teaching Working Group

Mar. 17, 2022—by Stacey M. Johnson In this series of three meetings via Zoom, our group will explore experiential teaching online through the lens of telecollaboration, online community engagement, and online course design. Join us for one, two or all three of these conversations in which we will explore resources and challenges associated with experiential online and...

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Preparing Syllabi for Your First Faculty Job

Mar. 15, 2022—This working group will support graduates students and postdocs who will be new faculty in the Fall of 2022 and expected to teach their own classes. Starting a new faculty position is stressful and demanding; the CFT hopes to ease this transition by helping graduating doctoral students and postdocs create their needed syllabi in advance...

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Podcasting Essentials: What you need to know to launch your own podcast

Mar. 4, 2022—by Rhett McDaniel Have you ever listened to a podcast and been inspired to make one of your own? You can! Producing academic podcasts around your course topics is a great way to help your students learn. In addition, your podcast would be accessible to the nearly 118 million podcast listeners all over the world....

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CSET Mini-Conference Improving Science Communication: The Promise of Science and Humanities Collaborations – March 18

Mar. 3, 2022—The Communication of Science and Technology program announces a mini-conference to foster science/humanities collaborations around teaching. See the mini-conference schedule and description of talks by Radiolab founder Jad Abumrad and Communication Professor Leah Ceccarelli, who originated the idea of the “scientist citizen.” CSET Mini-Conference Improving Science Communication: The Promise of Science and Humanities Collaborations Student...

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Join a CFT Learning Community!

Feb. 22, 2022—Learning Assistant Instructors  Learning assistants, or LAs, are undergraduates who serve as peer educators in courses that they have previously taken. Supported by training in pedagogy, they extend the reach of faculty members implementing active learning components in a course and help provide personalized experiences that increase students’ sense of belonging. In this learning community,...

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Excellence in (Student) Podcasting Submissions Now Open

Feb. 16, 2022—The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is sponsoring the second annual Excellence in Podcasting Competition, in collaboration with the Office of Immersion Resources and the Center for Teaching. We had really fantastic student submissions last year, and you can listen to the winning submissions on our podcast VandyVox. If you know of students who...

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