Conversations on Teaching
Conversations on Teaching focus on emergent teaching and learning issues in an informal, discussion-based format. These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other.
Teaching Science Lunch Series
This fall, we are offering “teaching lunches” targeted toward science faculty. Each lunch will offer faculty an opportunity to learn about approaches from the literature and to discuss their own successes and challenges with colleagues. Contact Cynthia Brame with questions.
The Honor System
As faculty generally know, we and our students are governed by the Honor System (described in Chapter 9 in Part III of the Faculty Manual). Faculty may be less confident, however, about how to decide whether a violation is sufficiently flagrant to require a report to the Honor Council, and about the standards and range of penalties the Honor Council uses. Associate Dean of Students G.L. Black and Director of the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity Mary Helen Solomon will join us to talk about the evidentiary standard the Honor Council uses and how this may impact whether an instructor chooses to report a suspected violation or issue a warning to the student, as well as the kind of evidence that an instructor might share with the Honor Council. They will also share strategies that faculty use to avoid violations and will answer other questions that arise.
Date: Thursday, December 7
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Stevenson Center 6333
No Registration Required
In this conversation, we’ll hear from three instructors about their experiences with podcasts as course assignments. Panelists include John Sloop, professor of communication studies and associate provost for digital learning; Larisa DeSantis, assistant professor of earth and environmental studies; and Stacey M. Johnson, assistant director for educational technology at the Center for Teaching and senior lecturer of Spanish.
The conversation will be moderated by Derek Bruff, director of the Center for Teaching. The conversation is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, and the Center for Digital Humanities.
Date: Tuesday, November 7th
Location: Heard Central Library Community Room