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Humanities Teaching Now with Derek Bruff

Sep. 22, 2020—Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m., for a discussion about where we are, and what lies ahead, for the Humanities in the wake of COVID-19, as part of the RPW Center’s “Humanities…Now” monthly series. Our guest this month will be Derek Bruff (Director, Center for Teaching), who will share his insights on “Humanities Teaching…Now.”

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The Writing Studio’s Fall 2020 Teaching Writing Workshop Series

Sep. 16, 2020—For those who utilize writing as a major form of assessment, check out the Teaching Writing Workshop Series that the Writing Studio is hosting this fall! Below you will find more information about Responding to Student Writing as well as other upcoming workshops. Workshop details are also available online. All Fall 2020 workshops will take...

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Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshops in September

Sep. 14, 2020—These workshops focus on practical, concrete strategies for common teaching tasks, challenges, and opportunities. These sessions draw on research-based best practices from the literature on teaching and learning and help participants consider ways to apply those best practices in their teaching. Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement In this workshop, we will address best practices for...

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Vanderbilt Libraries Fall Virtual Workshops

Sep. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt Libraries are hosting two exciting new virtual workshop series this fall. Research Productivity Series To be productive, researchers must identify relevant research, sift through and organize it to suit their scholarly purposes, and present it effectively to others. Researchers are apt to get stuck at any of these steps. This workshop series aims to...

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Upcoming Conversations on Teaching

Sep. 3, 2020—These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other in an informal, discussion-based format.   Teaching in a Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classroom For some instructors, the classroom looks very different this fall. Some of their students are in the classroom, but masked...

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Brightspace and Teaching Focused Workshops for the Fall

Sep. 2, 2020—We have several Brightspace and online teaching focused workshops lined up for September. Offerings include: Grades and Feedback in Brightspace Participants in this workshop will learn how to organize their gradebook and about the range of tools available in Brightspace to make grading and feedback more efficient and effective. September 2, 12:00-1:30pm. REGISTER Assignments in...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: The Smiler: A Case Study in Roller Coaster Safety

Aug. 26, 2020—On February 13, 2020, the Center for Teaching held a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event featured students from all over campus sharing what they learned, created, designed, and discovered. Each year millions of riders brave the courses of the world’s 5,000 roller coasters, but should passengers feel unsafe riding these behemoths of twisted...

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Liberating Zoom: Strategies for Better Online Discussions

Aug. 19, 2020—Friday, August 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Join the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities this Friday for a highly interactive, hands-on exploration of strategies that help build more inclusive and engaged teaching and research communities, online and in person. Liberating Structures, led by Anna Jackson and Fisher Qua, is a methodology grounded in the idea that the strategies commonly...

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Center for Second Language Studies- Fall 2020 Orientation

Aug. 12, 2020—The CSLS Community is invited to attend the virtual CSLS orientation with guest speaker Shannon Riggs on “Engaging Students From a Distance.” The orientation will be held over Zoom on August 20th from 10am-10:45am. Zoom Link: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/91745405522

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Turnitin Workshop on Wednesday August 12

Aug. 10, 2020—Join our partners from Turnitin on Wednesday, August 12th at 2pm for a workshop catered toward online teaching. In this session, we’ll be reviewing the many ways Turnitin can help facilitate learning and assessment in online spaces. This workshop is open to all Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and teaching assistants and will be held through Zoom....

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