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CFT Opens New Digital Media Lab to Support Faculty

Sep. 20, 2021—The Digital Media Lab in the Digital Commons building at 1101 19th Avenue South provides guidance, instruction, and resources to all faculty, regardless of technology experience, who want to create and use digital media in their teaching. The digital media specialists at the DML can help faculty learn about video production, audio production, graphic design, and web design....

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From the Executive Director

Sep. 14, 2021—by Derek Bruff, executive director, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Vanderbilt’s return to the classroom this fall isn’t going exactly as we might have predicted or hoped back in June, given the changing conditions of the pandemic. However, between Vanderbilt instructors’ experience with adaptive teaching last year and an impressively high vaccination rate for the Vanderbilt...

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Teaching Workshops

Jul. 23, 2020—These workshops focus on practical, concrete strategies for common teaching tasks, challenges, and opportunities.  These sessions draw on research-based best practices from the literature on teaching and learning and help participants consider ways to apply those best practices in their teaching. Vanderbilt University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please...

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Center for Teaching Year in Review 2015-16

Jul. 28, 2016—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director The fall semester is right around the corner, which makes this a good time to look back at the academic year we’ve just completed. I’m happy to share the CFT’s 2015-2016 Annual Report which gives a sense of the reach and impact of our work here at Vanderbilt and beyond....

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CFT is accepting applications for an Instructional Technologist – Deadline June 19

Jun. 7, 2016—We’re hiring! The CFT is seeking applicants for an Instructional Technologist position.  This position will support faculty, students, and staff at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system and other online learning platforms.  The Instructional Technologist will report to the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational Technology and work collaboratively...

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The CFT is Hiring- Administrative Assistant II

Jan. 8, 2016—We are now accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant II position at the CFT. The Administrative Assistant II position will manage the Center’s budget, including the Center’s special projects fund, any gifts the Center receives, and a number of external grants in which the Center participates. This position will also assist with the human resource...

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Position Openings: Instructional Technologists, Deadline June 15th

Jun. 1, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching (CFT) is seeking applicants for two Instructional Technologist positions.  These new positions will support faculty, students, and staff at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system and other online learning platforms.  The Instructional Technologists will report to the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational...

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Farewell to Nancy Chick

Feb. 13, 2015—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that Assistant Director Nancy Chick will be leaving the CFT in March to take a position at the University of Calgary. Nancy has been appointed University Chair of Teaching and Learning, and Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching...

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From the Director: Teaching, Difference, and Power

Aug. 14, 2014—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Several years ago, I read about a line of research in mathematics education that immediately captured my attention.  The research indicated that reminding female students of their gender before they took a math exam tended to decrease their exam performance in a statistically significant way.  The reminder could be very...

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The Year in Review 2013-14

Jul. 15, 2014—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Before we get too much closer to the start of the school year and all the orientations, workshops, and seminars the CFT has lined up for August, I wanted to take a moment and look back at the academic year we’ve just completed. My staff and I have prepared a...

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