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November Learning Community Meeting: Classroom Challenges

Nov. 6, 2018—Join a dynamic discussion of the many issues that arise for international students and faculty in the U.S. classroom, and the teaching approaches that may help both to thrive. The learning community meetings involve informal discussions of pedagogical readings, teaching challenges, and practical strategies for improving our teaching and learning. Topics include but are not limited to…...

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“Students as Producers” Course Design Institute May 7-9

Mar. 22, 2018—The CFT invites Vanderbilt faculty members to apply to its 2018 Course Design Institute on the theme of “Students as Producers.” During the three-day institute (May 7-9, 2018) participants will design (or redesign) courses that engage students not only as consumers of information, but producers of knowledge. Proposals for museum acquisitions written by students in a course on African-American art....

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Instructors Open Classroom Doors for Two Days of Teaching Visits Across Campus

Oct. 6, 2016—by Marianna Sharp, CFT Communications Intern This year’s Open Dores Teaching Visits program was a success. On September 27th and 28th dozens of faculty, post-docs, and graduate students visited forty classrooms and observed the teaching practices of faculty in a wide variety of disciplines. On Wednesday afternoon, a number of the hosts and visitors gathered...

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Open Dores: Two Days of Teaching Visits

Sep. 21, 2016—by Marianna Sharp, CFT Communications Intern On September 27th and 28th some of Vanderbilt’s talented faculty members will be opening their classrooms to their fellow professors and graduate students. This year’s Open Dores CFT event differs somewhat from past years’ Teaching Visit programming—more condensed, but with a wider selection of classrooms open for visitors. In...

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“Students as Producers” Course Design Institute, May 9-11

Mar. 8, 2016—The CFT invites faculty members to apply to its new Course Design Institute on the theme of “Students as Producers.” During the three-day institute (May 9-11, 2016), participants will design (or redesign) courses that engage students not only as consumers of information, but producers of knowledge. Research by first- and second-year undergraduates conducted within a...

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Upcoming Blackboard Support Offerings

Sep. 14, 2015—September holds several opportunities to learn more about Blackboard. Drop-in hours will held weekly. Find the schedule on the Blackboard support site or the CFT website. We will also be conducting workshops about specific tools and features on Blackboard. Language teachers will be happy to hear that in the first two weeks of September, Blackboard...

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From the Director: Teaching, Difference, and Power Symposium in Review

May. 11, 2015—By Derek Bruff, CFT Director On April 21st, the Center for Teaching held a symposium as the final event in our “Teaching, Difference, and Power” theme year.  The CFT selected this theme for 2014-15 as a way to explore the challenges all educators face in negotiating difference and power in their classrooms.  When we selected...

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Upcoming Conversations on Digital Pedagogy

Mar. 18, 2015—Interest in seeing what effective educational technology use looks like in practice is fueling a new series of conversations on teaching sponsored by the CFT and the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL). Conversations on Digital Pedagogy, will feature Vanderbilt instructors describing and reflecting on the ways they use educational technologies to enhance student learning....

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Symposium on Teaching, Difference, and Power Scheduled for April 21st

Mar. 12, 2015—Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US is the difficulty of creating diverse and democratic campus cultures and confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities. The Center for Teaching selected “Teaching, Difference, and Power” as its annual theme to understand the challenges educators face in negotiating difference and power in...

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Mark your calendar & spread the word about upcoming August orientations

Jul. 2, 2013—Teaching at Vanderbilt (TaV) , an orientation for junior and senior faculty new to Vanderbilt, will be held from 2 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th, 2013, in Buttrick 102. Those interested in attending should RSVP by August 8th by Registering Online or by calling the Center for Teaching at (615) 322-7290.  CFT staff will be available for...

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