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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.


 

Online and Hybrid Teaching Working Group

Mar. 17, 2022—by Stacey M. Johnson In this series of three meetings via Zoom, our group will explore experiential teaching online through the lens of telecollaboration, online community engagement, and online course design. Join us for one, two or all three of these conversations in which we will explore resources and challenges associated with experiential online and...

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Course Improvement Grant Spotlight: “Empowering Students Through Digital Games”

Mar. 17, 2022—by Julaine Fowlin Pengfei Li, senior lecturer of Asian Studies, recently told us about his Course Improvement Grant on increasing students’ engagement and retention through digital games. Can you tell us about your project and what inspired you to do it? I will be using a gaming platform to help students with their vocabulary retention...

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Preparing Syllabi for Your First Faculty Job

Mar. 15, 2022—This working group will support graduates students and postdocs who will be new faculty in the Fall of 2022 and expected to teach their own classes. Starting a new faculty position is stressful and demanding; the CFT hopes to ease this transition by helping graduating doctoral students and postdocs create their needed syllabi in advance...

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Educational Advancement Fund spotlight: “Measuring the Impact of Peer Review on Learning Gains”

Mar. 10, 2022—Julie L. Johnson, professor of the Practice in Computer Science, recently told us about her grant from the Educational Advancement Fund, on measuring the impact of peer review on learning gains.         Can you tell us about your project and what inspired you to do it? My project is to measure the...

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Student-Produced Podcasts with Stacey M. Johnson and Derek Bruff

Mar. 8, 2022—by Stacey M. Johnson and Derek Bruff In this episode, Leading Lines’ own Stacey Margarita Johnson and Derek Bruff discuss student-produced podcasts. Stacey and Derek share their own experiences with podcast assignments and, by searching through the Leading Lines rich archives, also bring in voices from past episodes so we can hear their stories as...

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Podcasting Essentials: What you need to know to launch your own podcast

Mar. 4, 2022—by Rhett McDaniel Have you ever listened to a podcast and been inspired to make one of your own? You can! Producing academic podcasts around your course topics is a great way to help your students learn. In addition, your podcast would be accessible to the nearly 118 million podcast listeners all over the world....

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CSET Mini-Conference Improving Science Communication: The Promise of Science and Humanities Collaborations – March 18

Mar. 3, 2022—The Communication of Science and Technology program announces a mini-conference to foster science/humanities collaborations around teaching. See the mini-conference schedule and description of talks by Radiolab founder Jad Abumrad and Communication Professor Leah Ceccarelli, who originated the idea of the “scientist citizen.” CSET Mini-Conference Improving Science Communication: The Promise of Science and Humanities Collaborations Student...

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