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Cumberland Project in August 2022

Jun. 8, 2022—By Joe Bandy In this time of environmental uncertainty and crisis higher education plays a vital role in helping the public meet the numerous challenges to sustainability, especially understanding and responding to climate change. Vanderbilt has taken up this challenge in a variety of forms, the latest of which is formation of the Climate and...

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Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching

Jun. 7, 2022—By Joe Bandy This May, the CFT hosted its second annual Course Design Institute focused on Inclusive Teaching. Instructors and staff from across campus participated in the event, delving into the scholarship on inclusive teaching and applying it via course design work.  Over four days, they met with each other in large and small groups, and with...

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Self-Registration Courses

May. 23, 2022—by Stacey M. Johnson Self-registration courses are Brightspace courses into which anyone with a VUNetID can enroll as a student. These courses cover a variety of topics and come from different offices, centers, and departments on campus. Find out how to register yourself for a course here. We hope you will self-register for the three...

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Now Accepting Applications for Digital Media Manager Position

May. 16, 2022—Our longtime colleague Rhett McDaniel left the Center for Teaching in April for a new position in the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. His departure has led to the creation of a new position, Digital Media Manager, to be held jointly between the Center for Teaching and Vanderbilt’s new Office of Digital Education. See below for details...

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Catch up on the Leading Lines Podcast

May. 16, 2022—The Leading Lines podcast team produced 2 new episodes in the last month with instructors who are finding ways to use games and social media as tools for learning.   Episode 110 – Patrick Real Patrick Rael is a professor of history at Bowdoin College in Maine. He specializes in African-American history, the Civil War...

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Now Accepting Applications for Associate Director of the Center for Teaching

May. 9, 2022—Our longtime colleague Cynthia Brame is leaving the Center for Teaching in August for a new faculty position in biological sciences here at Vanderbilt. More on that later! For now, I wanted to share that we’ve posted an opening for the Center for Teaching’s associate director position. See below for details and information on applying....

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Spring Internal Grants Opportunities: Deadline Extended

May. 9, 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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