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CFT Working Group: Preparing Syllabi for First Faculty Job

Jun. 30, 2022—By Ransford Pinto During the Spring semester, the CFT organized a working group dedicated to supporting graduate students and postdocs who will be new faculty in the Fall of 2022 to create their needed syllabi in advance of the upcoming school year. In the four bi-weekly meetings, participants engaged in activities focused on Understanding by Design for...

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The CFT Thanks Our Graduate Teaching Fellows

Jun. 28, 2022—By Ransford Pinto The CFT wants to thank our 2021-2022 Graduate Teaching Fellows for their unwavering commitment to teaching values and for completing their 12 months fellowship. To further the university’s teaching mission, our outstanding Fellows remained dedicated to providing optimal pedagogical consultations to other graduate students and postdocs, designed and facilitated Teaching Assistant Orientation for new...

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Catch up on the Leading Lines Podcast

Jun. 23, 2022—By CFT Digital Media Services The Leading Lines podcast team produced 3 new episodes in the last month that offer keen insights into learning across online environments, social media, and board games.   Episode 110 – Patrick Rael Patrick Rael is a professor of history at Bowdoin College in Maine. Patrick is also a gamer,...

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Queer Teaching, Queer Thriving Learning Community

Jun. 21, 2022—By Joe Bandy Throughout the past academic year, the CFT was honored to co-host with the KC Potter Center for LGBTQI Life a learning community to help faculty and staff better support the needs of LGBTQI students. We discussed a variety of topics ranging from faculty well-being to inclusive teaching, from queer pedagogy to student mental health. ...

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CFT Celebrates Certificate in College Teaching Graduates

Jun. 13, 2022—By Ransford Pinto Congratulations to all the graduate students and postdocs who completed the Certificate in College Teaching this spring! The Certificate in College Teaching (CiCT), co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, prepares Vanderbilt graduate students and postdocs who wish to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and...

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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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