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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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CFT Host the Celebration of Teaching on Friday, May 3rd

Apr. 3, 2013—The Center for Teaching and the Graduate School will honor the achievements of the Vanderbilt teaching community at the annual Celebration of Teaching on May 3, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in The Commons.  The event is open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the year...

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Upcoming Event: A Conversation on Teaching Large Classes

Feb. 19, 2013—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! A Conversation on Teaching Large Classes Teaching large classes can pose particular challenges. How do you personalize interaction in a class with more than 100—or even more than 200—students? How do you promote student engagement when it’s so easy for a student to hide in the crowd?...

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Upcoming Event: Teaching to Thousands: A Conversation about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Feb. 14, 2013—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Teaching to Thousands: A Conversation about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)   Last September, Vanderbilt announced a partnership with Coursera, an online platform for open-access, non-credit classes, available at no cost to participants.  Such courses have been dubbed “MOOCs,” or massive open online courses, and Vanderbilt faculty...

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Upcoming Event: How to Wiki

Oct. 29, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop! How to Wiki  Date & Time: Tuesday, November 6 4:10-5:30pm As digital collaboration becomes more commonplace in Vanderbilt courses, you may want to think about adding a wiki to help support your course activities. Wikis are simple Web pages that allow multiple people edit and update documents without having to...

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Upcoming Event: Using Clickers: A hands-on workshop

Oct. 15, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop! Using Clickers: A hands-on workshop  Date & Time: Monday, October 22 4:10-5:30pm Clickers, also known as classroom response systems, allow students to provide instructors with instant feedback and quick responses to questions. Clickers support instructional goals through a variety of uses including real-time assessment of understanding, paired or group...

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Upcoming Event: Teaching with Blogs – It’s Not About Sharing What You Had for Breakfast

Oct. 9, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Teaching with Blogs – It’s Not About Sharing What You Had for Breakfast Date & Time: Tuesday, October 16 4:10-5:30pm   Increasingly, Vanderbilt instructors are incorporating blogs into their course design. While blogs help students reflect on, comment about, and introduce new ideas to course material, they also require...

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Upcoming Event: Feminist Pedagogies

Sep. 25, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Feminist Pedagogies Date & Time: Tuesday, October 2 4:10-5:30pm   Join us for a discussion of feminist pedagogy, or teaching in ways that are informed by the feminist valuing of community, diversity, experience, empowerment, and a collaborative construction of knowledge.  Panelists and participants will share how they implement these...

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Upcoming Event: Going Public with Teaching Evaluations

Sep. 18, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Going Public with Teaching Evaluations Date & Time: Tuesday, September 25 4:10-5:30pm   Beginning this Fall, Vanderbilt students will have access to quantitative information from course evaluations so that they may be more informed about their choices of instructors and classes.  This is part of a larger...

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Upcoming Event: Making the Most of Office Hours

Sep. 13, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Teaching Workshop! Making the Most of Office Hours  Date & Time: Thursday, September 20  4:10-5:30pm Everyone who teaches holds office hours, but few intentionally approach these moments with students as opportunities for significant learning. This workshop will explore these one-on-one or small-group teaching situations and provide tips for managing time,...

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