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Save the Date: GradSTEP January 26, 2013

Dec. 3, 2012—Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. All Vanderbilt graduate and professional students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend. GradSTEP 2013 will focus on the theme Beyond Four Walls: Transcending the Classroom and will be held Saturday, January...

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Announcing Two New Programs for Graduate Students

Jul. 17, 2012—Over the past year, the CFT has devoted significant time to planning and developing improved programs for graduate & professional students and post-doctoral fellows.  We’re excited to share news of those developments with you now. More specifically, in an effort focus our energies on what we know and do best, we’ve made revisions to the...

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Apply to be a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow

May. 7, 2012—The CFT’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship program provides a special set of opportunities for junior tenure-track faculty to… Learn from senior colleagues about successful teaching practices and how to better balance the many demands of work and life. Learn to integrate more fully your teaching and research. Design and refine courses. Add to your repertoire...

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Congratulations to the 2012 Teaching Certificate Recipients

May. 4, 2012—The Center for Teaching congratulates the 16 graduate students who completed the requirements to receive their Teaching Certificate this spring. These individuals were: Elizabeth Adolph, Chemical Engineering Robert Brucker, Biological Sciences Angela Cowser, Graduate Department of Religion Wenyue Du, Biological Sciences Menghun Goh, Graduate Department of Religion Jenna Gorlewicz, Mechanical Engineering Beth Koontz, Anthropology Ebany...

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Upcoming Event: SoTL Symposium

Apr. 4, 2012—The Center for Teaching is pleased to announce an upcoming event that merges research and teaching. A symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) will be held on April 12, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 at the Center for Teaching. The format will include: Roundtable sessions with fellow graduate students who’ve successfully applied their research...

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Upcoming Event: A Conversation among Students and Faculty: Describing, Achieving, and Sustaining Deep Learning

Mar. 21, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Date & Time:      Thursday, March 22, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator:           Milt Cox, Educational Consultant Format:                Conversation on Teaching Audience:           Faculty, Students (Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students), Post-docs, and Staff Instructors want the students in their courses to engage in deep learning, learning that is meaningful and...

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Upcoming Event: Assessing Student Learning

Mar. 14, 2012—Join us for this upcoming teaching workshop! Assessing Student Learning Date & Time:      March 20, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator:           Nancy Chick, Assistant Director Format:                Teaching Workshop Audience:           Faculty, Graduate and Professional Students, Post-docs, and Staff This session will equip participants with strategies to better understand what and how their students are learning—or not learning. ...

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Upcoming Event: Getting Ready for Review

Feb. 21, 2012—Join us for this upcoming teaching workshop! Getting Ready for Review Date & Time:      February 28, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator:           Joe Bandy, Assistant Director Format:              Teaching Workshop Audience:           Faculty Only As you consider documenting your teaching for review or promotion, join us for a hands-on workshop. We will begin...

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Upcoming Event: Grading Effectively & Efficiently

Feb. 15, 2012—Join us for this upcoming teaching workshop! Grading Effectively & Efficiently Date & Time:      February 22, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator:           Leanna Fuller, Graduate Teaching Fellow Format:                Teaching Workshop Audience:           Graduate Students and Post-Docs Grading can be a source of stress for instructors.  How do you know if you’re being fair in your assessment of...

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CFT Focuses on SoTL This Spring

Feb. 13, 2012—Join us next week for What is SoTL, the first event (of three this spring) focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning. In this first discussion, What is SoTL, CFT Assistant Director Nancy Chick along with a handful of Vanderbilt faculty and graduate students, will help you explore how you might adopt a SoTL...

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