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Workshop Collaboration Leads to New CFT Teaching Guide: Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement

Jun. 18, 2018—In April, The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching partnered with The Office of Inclusive Excellence and The Office for Career Development at The Graduate School to provide an introductory workshop on developing a written diversity statement. The session was facilitated by Graduate Teaching Fellow Sara Beck and CFT Assistant Director Joe Bandy and featured a Q&A...

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Graduate Students Present Investigations of Teaching Tools and Approaches

May. 14, 2018—Support for students learning real analysis. Tools to foster student collaboration in a fully online setting. Opportunities for students to learn important clinical skills. These are some of the problems that BOLD Fellows are tackling in the projects they presented on April 30. Attendees learned about eleven projects during a poster session describing projects for...

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“Creating Opportunities out of Difference” Interactive Workshop May 21st

May. 9, 2018—The Office for Inclusive Excellence is offering a professional development workshop, “Creating Opportunities out of Difference”, an interactive workshop featuring PowerPlay Interactive Development from the University of New Hampshire. PowerPlay will employ a unique interactive theater model focused on issues of creating inclusive classrooms and positive student interactions. The Powerplay model involves actor improvisation and...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Genetic Screen for Genes Involved in Paternal Mitochondrial DNA Elimination in C. Elegans

Apr. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt students William Hiser, Alec Jotte, and Sabeen Rehman got hands-on experience with what it means to be scientists. All three students participated in a biological sciences lab course where, under the guidance of Dr. Steve Baskauf and graduate student Cait Kirby, they developed a genetic screen approach to track mitochondrial DNA degradation as the...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Reading Between the Lines

Apr. 25, 2018—When the chance to conduct independent research arose, engineering student Allison Witte accepted the opportunity and developed her own project. Entitled Reading Between the Lines: What the News is Really Saying About Water Issues, the project focused on water conservation and how the news conveys information about water quality and issues to the public. The...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Existing Quietly, Living Loudly

Apr. 19, 2018—Senior mechanical engineering student Elizabeth Lee is happy to have tapped back into her drawing and arts roots. Throughout college, she claims she stuck more to her science, math, and engineering interests, but now in her senior year, she’s returning to an old pastime: drawing. Elizabeth’s project, Existing Quietly, Living Loudly is a web comic...

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Hybrid/Online Teaching Workshop: Presence & Interaction Online

Apr. 12, 2018—Are you interested in creating meaningful learning experiences as part of your current or future online or hybrid course, but not sure where to start? A few practical tools can help ease the transition to online teaching. Come explore online teaching strategies in this workshop designed for a range of experience levels–from those just thinking...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Mean Sea Level Trends in Regions of the U.S.

Apr. 10, 2018—First-year Human Organization and Development student Marguerite Manning never considered going into environmental policy until now. Marguerite recently presented her poster Mean Sea Level Trends in Regions of the U.S. at the Vanderbilt Celebration of Learning where she developed this project for an Earth and Environmental Science lab course she was taking. In her project,...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Using Scalar to Display Vanderbilt University’s Drawings of the Woolworth Building

Apr. 5, 2018—Architectural drawings and history are of interest to many people, but unfolding and examining these documents can be problematic as they’re very delicate, especially if they’re older. However, thanks to Ellen Dement, there may be a way to appreciate and study these drawings without damaging the original document. For Ellen, the project stated as a...

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Writing a Diversity Statement Workshop April 12th

Apr. 4, 2018—The CFT has partnered with The Office of Inclusive Excellence and The Office for Career Development at The Graduate School to provide an introductory workshop on developing a written diversity statement. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their...

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