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GradSTEP: Graduate Student Teaching Event for Professional Development

GradSTEP was held Saturday, January 25th. See the resources section of this page to view material from this year’s presentations. GradSTEP is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Council Held in January each year, inviting all Vanderbilt graduate & professional students, and post-doctoral fellows, GradSTEP is a free, daylong conference, offering workshops and discussions centered on teaching, learning, and professional…

Posted on November 27, 2013 in , ,


CIRTL Online Coffee Hour Series: Fostering Critical Thinking in the STEM Classroom

Fostering Critical Thinking Wednesday, April 17th 1-2 pm National polls indicate that over 90% of faculty believe critical thinking is the most important part of undergraduate education, yet how do we foster critical thinking in our teaching? Identifying what it means to “think critically” is one challenge, and how to assess it is another. Join…

Posted on April 12, 2013 in News, , ,


Teaching Demonstrations: Advice and Strategies

by Adam Wilsman, Graduate Teaching Fellow If you’re on the academic job market, you may be hearing back from more schools each week as many start to make decisions about their open faculty positions.  If you’re among the lucky ones, you may even receive a campus invite or two.  While this is a major accomplishment…

Posted on March 29, 2013 in Commentary, ,


gradLEAF pools resources from throughout the VU community

gradLEAF is designed to be a one-stop shop for graduate student professional development needs. Drawn from offerings by schools and departments across the Vanderbilt community to provide students a matrix of offerings, the topics and resources have been vetted by a PhD student advisory council and a council of faculty/staff across the university. A professional…

Posted on February 12, 2013 in Resource, , ,


High Demand for gradSTEP Session Beyond the Ivory Tower: Alternative and Non-Academic Career Choices

Careers – academic and otherwise – are on the minds of many Vanderbilt graduate students this winter as they begin applying for positions, interviewing and awaiting offers. At the CFT we can tell because the career-focused session “Beyond the Ivory Tower: Alternative and Non-Academic Career Choices” at our upcoming gradSTEP event is a popular choice….

Posted on January 19, 2013 in Events, ,


CIRTL Online Coffee Hour Series: Building an Academic Career

Alternative academic career (alt-ac) opportunities appear to be increasing in both number and prominence. What are these positions, and how can you pursue them? How can your teaching or research experience be an asset in these positions? What are the advantages and disadvantages of staying in academia in a non-faculty position?  Where are the non-academic…

Posted on January 17, 2013 in Events, News, , ,


Beyond the Ivory Tower: Alternative and Non-Academic Career Choices

GTF Adam Wilsman discusses the upcoming gradSTEP session: Beyond the Ivory Tower: Alternative and Non-Academic Career Choices. Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. This year’s line-up includes a session on alternative and non-academic careers featuring Dr. Ruth Schemmer, Assistant Dean…

Posted on January 4, 2013 in Events, , ,


BRET Event: PhD Career Connections – Research Development and Administration

PhD Career Connections: Research Development and Administration Tuesday, September 25 4:00-5:00PM 415A-D Light Hall Sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development; advance registration is requested Panelists for this seminar include Vanderbilt PhD and postdoctoral alumni Dr. Julie Koh, Director of Foundation Relations, and Dr. Erica Bowton, BioVU Program Director for the Vanderbilt Institute for…

Posted on September 24, 2012 in Events,


BRET event for those in biomedical sciences: Launching Your Academic Job Search

Launching Your Academic Job Search & Preparing Your Application Materials Friday, September 21 2:30-4:00PM Sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development and Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and presented by Dr. Cynthia Furhmann, Assistant Dean, Career and Professional Development, University of Massachusetts Medical School; advance registration is requested. This workshop will present information on how to…

Posted on September 19, 2012 in Events,


Registration available for the Professional Skills for Industry Careers BRET Symposium

  Time and Date: Monday, August 13, 1:30-5:00PM (main workshop) Tuesday, August 14, 9:00-10:30 (follow-up Q & A with workshop leaders) Location: Light Hall, room # TBA   Who should attend the Professional Skills for Careers in Industry workshop? The workshop is for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences who are considering careers in…

Posted on July 31, 2012 in Events, ,