Skip to main content

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching promotes university teaching that leads to meaningful student learning. Our offerings are available to any members of the Vanderbilt community interested in developing their teaching practices.


 

Brightspace Support for April

Apr. 3, 2018—Have you tried grading papers on Brightspace yet? Of the five available grading options, two of our favorites are the D2L grader app and the bulk download tool which allow you to mark up papers either on your iPad or using Word tools like comments and track changes. Grading on Brightspace allows instructors to communicate...

Read more


Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Vana Learning

Mar. 27, 2018—When Rob Trone reflected on his own academic journey, he notes some low points throughout. “There was a lack of consistent and actionable feedback provided by my teachers,” he says. However, this reflection didn’t stop there, Rob wanted to do something about it, so he pulled together a team of Vanderbilt students and established the...

Read more


“Students as Producers” Course Design Institute May 7-9

Mar. 22, 2018—The CFT invites Vanderbilt faculty members to apply to its 2018 Course Design Institute on the theme of “Students as Producers.” During the three-day institute (May 7-9, 2018) participants will design (or redesign) courses that engage students not only as consumers of information, but producers of knowledge. Proposals for museum acquisitions written by students in a course on African-American art....

Read more


Microaggression Teaching Workshop March 22nd

Mar. 19, 2018—When teaching, it is almost guaranteed that microaggressions will take place. These seemingly small, ostensibly singular manifestations of oppression can deleteriously effect the teaching-learning environment, our students, and ourselves. As common as microaggressions are, it is equally common that educators are at times unsure of the best way to intervene, particularly in ways that maintain...

Read more


Listen to the latest Leading Lines podcast with Melissa Mallon

Mar. 13, 2018—In this episode, we feature an interview with one of our own. Melissa Mallon, director of the Peabody Library and director of liaison and instruction services here at Vanderbilt, has a new book out, and my Center for Teaching colleague Stacey Johnson had a lively conversation with Melissa about the book. Part of Melissa’s work...

Read more


Teaching, Difference, and Power: Disability and Learning Meeting March 15th

Mar. 12, 2018—Higher education today is home to an increasingly diverse student population with a wide variety of needs and abilities.  This presents innumerable opportunities to enliven and enhance the intellectual dynamism of our classes and campuses.  To take full advantage of these opportunities, university educators must develop the knowledge and skills of teaching inclusively to diverse...

Read more


Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Non-Cents and Sensibility

Mar. 9, 2018—For their Practicum in Education Policy course, Adam Gottlieb and Caroline Kohler, created the podcast, Non-Cents and Sensibility when they found out that they both had similar interests. The team described the podcast as an overview of the various funding barriers that exist with charter schools from pre-kindergarten up to college readiness. Adam and Caroline...

Read more