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Teaching Workshops

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.


 

 

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Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement

In this workshop, we will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome.

Note: This is an interactive workshop. Please come prepared to think, reflect, and discuss in pairs and as a larger group.

Date: Friday, September 18
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM
Location: Zoom link
Facilitator: Mohammad Meerzaei, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow

Open to Vanderbilt Graduate Students & Postdocs
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Developing a Written Diversity Statement

In this workshop, we will discuss evidence-based practices for writing a diversity statement for the academic job market. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their professional lives. Sometimes, a job ad will request that applicants address diversity in the cover letter or the teaching statement, but a request for a stand-alone diversity statement is becoming more common. From the perspective of the university, the purpose of this document is to verify that an applicant has a commitment to diversity in his or her work within higher education, including scholarship, teaching, service, mentoring, and advising.

This session will introduce several approaches to developing and writing a diversity statement. Please come prepared to think, reflect, and discuss in pairs and as a larger group.

Date: Wednesday, September 23
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm
Location: Zoom link:
Facilitator: Amanda Brockman, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow

Open to Vanderbilt Graduate Students & Postdocs
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