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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Sayil Camacho

May. 1, 2022—Each year, the CFT blog highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Sayil Camacho, Peabody College, talks about some of the lessons she has gained from the Fellowship. Latinas make up less than 1 percent of all full professors in the professoriate. As a Latina, former undocumented person, and non-native English speaker, I navigate...

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Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching

Apr. 25, 2022—by Joe Bandy and Stacey Johnson We invite you to join in our Course Design Institute on the theme of Inclusive Teaching.  This virtual event will take place via Brightspace and Zoom, May 16 – 19 (9am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and 9-12:30pm Thursday). During the four-day institute, participants will (re)design courses with careful attention...

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Spring Internal Grants Opportunities

Apr. 18, 2022—by Cynthia J. Brame The Office of the Provost supports two internal funding programs, the Educational Advancement Fund and the Course Improvement Grant, designed to support excellence in the classroom through continued pedagogical advancement and long-term educational transformation. The Educational Advancement Fund supports longer term educational transformations and the Course Improvement Grants aim to promote...

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Course Improvement Grant Spotlight: “Jazz and Global Ensemble Recording of New Works”

Apr. 14, 2022—by Julaine Fowlin Ryan Middagh, Assistant Professor of Jazz and Chair of the Jazz and Global Music Department, talked about his Course Improvement Grant, “Jazz and Global Ensemble Recording of New Works,” in an interview with CFT assistant director Julaine Fowlin. Ryan will be using funds from the course improvement grant to hire a sound...

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Catch up on the Leading Lines Podcast

Apr. 13, 2022—The Leading Lines podcast team produced 3 new episodes in the last month that offer keen insights into digital and physical learning environments.   Episode 107 – Mike Nino Miguel “Mike” Nino is the director of the Office of Online Learning at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. He spoke in this episode about the...

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From the Executive Director

Apr. 11, 2022—It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that long-time Center for Teaching staff member Rhett McDaniel is moving on to another position at Vanderbilt. Rhett started at the CFT back in 2009 as our educational technologist, overseeing the center’s internal technology needs. From the beginning, however, Rhett was an excellent faculty consultant,...

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Course Improvement Grant spotlight: “Applying Developmental Understanding to Student Initiatives for Underserved Populations”

Apr. 7, 2022—Brenda McKenzie, Associate Professor of the Practice in Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, recently told us about her Course Improvement Grant aimed at enhancing her masters students skills in gathering and analyzing qualitative information about the students they will serve.         Can you tell us about your project and what inspired you to...

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