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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.


 

Unstick your Syllabi: A talk by Dr. Megan Goodwin

Sep. 12, 2022—The CFT and Jewish Studies are proud to co-sponsor a talk by Dr. Megan Goodwin, most recently a visiting scholar at Northeastern University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion. Dr. Goodwin’s research and teaching stands at the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, religion, pop culture, and politics in the United States. She is the author of Abusing...

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Staff Scholarship at the Center for Teaching

Aug. 24, 2022—by Derek Bruff, executive director I’m back with a third and final excerpt from our recently published 2021-2022 Year in Review. In this post, I want to highlight some of the scholarly work done by the CFT staff. The CFT senior staff are active scholars in various fields, including educational and organizational development and discipline-based...

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Instructional Technology Support at the Center for Teaching

Aug. 22, 2022—by Derek Bruff, executive director While preparing for our recently published 2021-2022 Year in Review, I was curious to know what kinds of lasting effects 18 months of pandemic teaching had on the use of instructional technology by the Vanderbilt teaching community. Our instructional technology support team gathered some data to get a sense of...

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University Service by the Center for Teaching

Aug. 19, 2022—by Derek Bruff, executive director One aspect of the Center for Teaching’s work supporting Vanderbilt’s teaching mission that is sometimes hard to represent here on the website is the university service we do. To give the campus a little more sense of this kind of organizational development work, here’s an excerpt about our university service...

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The Center for Teaching 2021-2022 Year in Review

Aug. 17, 2022—by Derek Bruff, executive director I’m pleased to share the release of the Center for Teaching’s 2021-2022 Year in Review. This ten-page document gives a sense of the work my CFT colleagues and I did between July 2021 and June 2022 to support the teaching mission of Vanderbilt University. In responding to new patterns in...

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All Skate: Active Learning in the University Classroom

Aug. 4, 2022—Workshop Date: Monday, August 22nd Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm Location: Center for Teaching classroom (1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd floor) Facilitator: Derek Bruff, assistant provost and executive director, Center for Teaching How can we make the most of the relatively limited time we have with our students during class?  Educational research is clear: engaging students...

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Upcoming Workshop: Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Aug. 1, 2022—Workshop Date: Tuesday, August 23rd Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm Location: Center for Teaching Classroom – 1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd Floor Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT assistant director If you are interested in improving your inclusive teaching strategies, this workshop will provide an introduction to some of the foundational principles and practices of inclusive teaching.  Inclusive...

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