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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.


 

Meet the Newest Member of the CFT: Lead Instructional Technologist Paige Snay!

Sep. 23, 2019—Paige comes to Vanderbilt from Virginia Tech where she was an Information Technology Specialist. She looks forward to helping instructors build Brightspace courses where students will enjoy learning. Hopefully you will all get a chance to meet Paige either during drop-in hours or via email at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu where she will join Erica and Brandon on the support team....

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CFT Thanks Our Teaching Affiliates!

Sep. 20, 2019—L to R: Amanda Brockman (Sociology), Laura Carter-Stone (Teaching & Learning), Emma Guiberson (Chemistry), Ethan Joll (Biomedical Engineering), Cait Kirby (Biological Sciences), Kelley Knowles (Psychology), Nazirah Mohd Khairi (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Jose Luis de Ramon Ruiz (Spanish and Portuguese), Aaron Stevens (Physics and Astronomy), Nadejda Webb (English) Every August, the Center for Teaching...

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Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshop: Teaching 101

Sep. 19, 2019—Have you been thrust into an instructional role for which you feel unprepared? Are you a multi-semester teacher who wants a refresher on some of the basics? Regardless of your teaching experience, this workshop will provide practical, concrete guidance on the mechanics of teaching and classroom presence, with an eye towards small tweaks and adjustments...

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The CFT welcomes the 2019-20 BOLD Fellow Teams!

Sep. 18, 2019—The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each Fellow works with a faculty member who has identified a teaching “problem” in a particular course and develops a potential solution that they then...

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Mid-Semester Student Feedback

Sep. 17, 2019—The feedback students provide about your teaching on their end-of-semester course evaluations can be valuable in helping you improve and refine your teaching.  Soliciting mid-semester student feedback has the additional benefit of allowing you to hear your students’ concerns while there is still time in the semester to make appropriate changes.  A Small Group Analysis...

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Teaching Writing Workshop Series: Responding to Student Writing

Sep. 16, 2019—Over the course of the academic year, the Writing Studio leads a series of faculty workshops focused on different aspects of teaching writing. Workshops provide participants with current research, strategies for best practices, and a forum for discussing how these approaches might be adapted to teaching writing in their disciplines. The Teaching Writing Workshop Series...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Lisa Fazio and Peerceptiv

Sep. 16, 2019—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern As a student, I have complicated feelings about peer review. It can be incredibly helpful, but only if it’s implemented well and if all students involved put real time and effort into giving useful feedback. That’s why I think Dr. Lisa Fazio’s use of Peerceptiv could be useful to...

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