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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.


 

Get Help with Brightspace in November

Nov. 9, 2018—Come the the CFT and get individual help during Brightspace drop-in hours or by appointment in a one-on-one consult with one of our instructional technologists. You can also email us at Brightspace@vanderbilt.edu or check out this collection of step-by-step guides for help getting started.   November Drop-in Hours Mondays 2:30pm – 4:30pm Tuesdays 9:00am –...

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Online Communities: Teaching Digital Literacies Learning Community

Nov. 8, 2018—How can we encourage students to engage in civil and respective dialogue in digital environments? How can we help our students learn to contribute productively to online communities? Join us for a conversation on teaching students to particpate in online communities at the Center for Teaching on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:30pm....

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Faculty Workshop Hybrid/Online Teaching: Presence & Interaction Online

Nov. 7, 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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November Learning Community Meeting: Classroom Challenges

Nov. 6, 2018—Join a dynamic discussion of the many issues that arise for international students and faculty in the U.S. classroom, and the teaching approaches that may help both to thrive. The learning community meetings involve informal discussions of pedagogical readings, teaching challenges, and practical strategies for improving our teaching and learning. Topics include but are not limited to…...

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A Conversation on Multimodal Assignments

Nov. 5, 2018—by Chelsea Yarborough, Graduate Teaching Fellow, and Derek Bruff, Director On October 16, 2018, the Center for Teaching’s learning community on teaching digital literacies gathered for a conversation about multimodal assignments, those that include more than just the written word.  Three panelists joined the growing learning community to discuss the joys, challenges, and overall value...

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Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshop: Developing a Written Diversity Statement

Nov. 5, 2018—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...

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Writing as a Design Process: Teaching Design Thinking Learning Community

Nov. 2, 2018—There are some interesting parallels between human-centered design and writing. Just as designers use empathy to understand who they’re designing for, writers try to understand and connect with their audience. And just as writing involves brainstorming and revision, designing involves ideation and prototyping. Join us for a conversation on writing as a design process with...

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