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CFT Proudly Welcomes the 2017 Cohort of Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows!

Left to Right: Brett Byrum (Biomedical Engineering), Christopher Caldelaria (Leadership, Policy, and Organizations), Teresa Dunleavy (Teaching & Learning), Nicolette Kostiw (Center for Latin American Studies), Kanah Lewallen (Nursing), Shihong Lin (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Michiru Lowe (Asian Studies), Sara Mayeux (Law), Natasha McClure (Nursing), Marzia Milazzo (English), Mary Lauren Pfieffer (Nursing), Jannyse Starks (Nursing), Claudine…

Posted on August 16, 2017 in News, , ,


From the Director

My daughters and I spent a few days in Washington, DC, this summer. One highlight of the trip was watching my nine-year-old explore the National Building Museum. She likes to build dollhouses out of cereal boxes and craft sticks and hot glue, so a museum devoted to the built environment was her happy place. It…

Posted on August 9, 2017 in News, ,


We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. Tenure-track and non-tenure track, full-time faculty who will be in their second through sixth year in 2017-2018 are eligible to apply. Fellows will participate in a series of faculty development opportunities designed to enhance their teaching and build their teaching community. They…

Posted on May 9, 2017 in News, , ,


“Students as Producers” Course Design Institute May 8-10

The CFT invites Vanderbilt faculty members to apply to its 2017 Course Design Institute on the theme of “Students as Producers.” During the three-day institute (May 8-10, 2017) participants will design (or redesign) courses that engage students not only as consumers of information, but producers of knowledge. This year’s institute will include a track for…

Posted on March 6, 2017 in Events, News, , , ,


Come Work at the Center for Teaching!

Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as those interested in developing teaching skills for future faculty careers. The CFT has several types…

Posted on February 6, 2017 in News, , , ,


Students as Producers: The Course Design Institute at the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching

by Marianna Sharp, CFT Communications Intern The CFT’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is a three-day program at the end of the spring semester (May 8-10, 2017) in which participants learn and apply strategies to design (or redesign) course plans and syllabi for the fall. The institute is centered on the idea of “Students as Producers,” an…

Posted on February 1, 2017 in News, , , ,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

Be Part of the Teaching, Gender, and Sexuality Learning Community

All year, the CFT continues its attention to issues of teaching, difference, and power by organizing a learning community on Teaching, Gender, and Sexuality.  The hope for the group is to have a dynamic discussion of, both the many issues that arise when teaching a student body of varied gendered and sexual identities, and how…

Posted on September 4, 2015 in News, , ,


CFT Acknowledges Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

  The CFT acknowledges these junior faculty who participated in the JFTF program this year! This year’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows, left to right: Jesse Blocher (Finance), John Bradley (English), Lily Claiborne (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Alex Da Fonte (Special Education), Ken MacLeish (Medicine, Health, and Society and Anthropology), Dan Morgan (Earth and Environmental Sciences),Haerin Shin (English), and…

Posted on May 20, 2015 in News, , ,


Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows

  Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching and the CIRTL Network(Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) share a mission to enhance excellence in undergraduate teaching by offering the BOLD Fellows program. The CFT honors the six faculty/student teams that created online instructional modules during the program’s inaugural year! We invite you to hear presentations of their…

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Events, News, , , ,


CFT Congratulates Mellon Certificate Graduates

The Mellon Certificate in Humanities Education is a special section of the CiCT reserved for humanities graduate students and post-docs as part of the Vanderbilt’s Mellon Partners for Humanities Education project. Like the CiCT, the Mellon Certificate program is comprised of a sequential seminar and practicum. We congratulate the graduate students who received certificates. Adam  Burgos…

Posted on May 13, 2015 in News, , , ,