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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.


 

Teaching with Blogs on Brightspace

Mar. 5, 2020—Brightspace is an excellent platform for students to share ideas and collaborate. If you’re interested in student blogging using Brightspace, try the Discussions tool for setting up blogging spaces. Check out our newest training resources on discussion boards and blogs.

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Apply to be a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow!

Mar. 3, 2020—We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The program is designed to help you: Build understanding of principles of learning to inform your teaching Stock your teaching toolkit with new skills and approaches Develop a framework for course design Build teaching community Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows receive $2000 in research funds to be...

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Brightspace Support for Students

Feb. 27, 2020—Do your students need extra help with Brightspace? The CFT has resources available for students as well as instructors! New guides for students are released regularly and can be found at  vanderbilt.edu/brightspace, including our brand new guide on submitting large video files using Kaltura.

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Joe Bandy and Accessibility and Inclusivity in an Environmental Course

Feb. 24, 2020—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern During Spring 2020, the Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt blog series will highlight teaching innovations that CFT staff have implemented and evaluated in their own courses.   Taught by Dr. Joe Bandy, SOC 3314: Environmental Inequality and Justice covers the history, ethics, and policies of environmental activism and how the...

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Junior Faculty Spotlights: Brittany Haskell and Denis Zhernokleyev

Feb. 20, 2020—Each year, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Brittany Haskell, Nursing, and Denis Zhernokleyev, German, Russian and East European Studies, talk about some of the most useful lessons they have gotten from the Fellowship. Being a nurse educator encompasses two skillsets, knowing current nursing science and utilizing current nursing education science. The former we...

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Teaching History: A Conversation with William Caferro

Feb. 12, 2020—The Center for Teaching is honored to host a conversation with William Caferro, Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of History and Interim Director of Classical and Mediterranean Studies, regarding his new book, Teaching History (Wiley Blackwell). This will be an informal and participatory dialogue for anyone interested in teaching history, with many insights from the journey William took to...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt: Stacey Johnson and Reflective Final Exams

Feb. 10, 2020—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern   During Spring 2020, the Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt blog series will highlight teaching innovations that CFT staff have implemented and evaluated in their own courses. Dr. Stacey Johnson is passionate about teaching languages, and if there is one teaching technique she is passionate about, it’s reflective exams. For...

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