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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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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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Course Improvement Grant Spotlight: “Case Study: Value Implications beyond Shareholders”

Mar. 31, 2022—by Julaine Fowlin Josh White, Assistant Professor of Finance, talked about his Course Improvement Grant, “Case Study: Value Implications beyond Shareholders,” in an interview with CFT assistant director Julaine Fowlin. Josh’s project involves working with a teaching assistant to create a case study examining making value-creating financial decisions for stakeholders beyond shareholders. The case study...

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Spring Internal Grants Opportunities

Mar. 24, 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: “Empowering Students Through Digital Games”

Mar. 17, 2022—by Julaine Fowlin Pengfei Li, senior lecturer of Asian Studies, recently told us about his Course Improvement Grant on increasing students’ engagement and retention through digital games. Can you tell us about your project and what inspired you to do it? I will be using a gaming platform to help students with their vocabulary retention...

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Course Improvement Grant Spotlight: “Virtual Reality in World Languages”

Mar. 3, 2022—by Julaine Fowlin Patrick Murphy, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Coordinator of Intensive Elementary Spanish 1103, talked about his Course Improvement Grant, “Virtual Reality in World Languages,” in an interview with CFT assistant director Julaine Fowlin. The interview was done from the CFT’s Digital Media Lab. Patrick’s project involves...

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Course improvement grant spotlight: “Music Classroom Technology”

Feb. 17, 2022—Bethany Nickel, visiting assistant professor of Instrumental Music Education, talked about her Course Improvement Grant, “Music Classroom Technology,” in an interview with CFT assistant director Julaine Fowlin. Bethany’s project was inspired by her experience last Fall with teaching a short unit on music technology in her Instrumental Methods for Juniors in Music Education Course (MUED3010)....

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13 Faculty Awarded Internal Grants for Teaching

Jan. 27, 2022—The Office of the Provost has announced the second round of grant recipients for the Course Improvement Grant and Educational Advancement Fund that was established in March. Thirteen faculty members across six of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges will receive support for their teaching. The Educational Advancement Fund provides faculty with additional funds to support excellence in...

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Course improvement grant spotlight: “Incorporating Japanese cultural experiences for Japanese language course”

Nov. 4, 2021—Asami Nakano, Lecturer in Asian Studies, talked with CFT assistant director Julaine Fowlin about her Course Improvement Grant, “Incorporating Japanese cultural experiences for Japanese language course.” Asami believes that authentic language learning involves integration of cultural experiences. In the video interview, she shares that in Tennessee there are not many opportunities for authentic Japanese cultural...

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