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BOLD Fellow Kelly Gilmore Presents Poster at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Kelly Gilmore, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt, recently presented a poster of her BOLD Fellows project at the 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in August. Kelly’s poster, entitled “Establishing a Foundation of Acid-Base Chemistry Using an Interactive Online Module,” presented her research on an online…

Posted on September 12, 2016 in News, , , , ,


Graduate students present investigations of teaching tools and approaches on May 18th

Several programs at Vanderbilt help graduate students address questions of teaching and learning within their discipline. Among these are the BOLD Fellows program, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and CIRTL, which focuses on creating and assessing online instructional approaches for use in a Vanderbilt course; the TAR Fellows program, a flagship CIRTL program; and…

Posted on April 28, 2016 in Events, News, , , , ,


BOLD Fellows Program is Accepting Applications

We are recruiting graduate students to participate in the BOLD Fellows program beginning in August 2016. The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules…

Posted on April 7, 2016 in News, , , ,


Local CIRTL Workshop on Evidence-Based Teaching

  VU-CIRTL is conducting an Evidence-based Teaching Workshop January 7th and 8th. The workshop is designed for future faculty with no experience with teaching as research however all graduate students, post docs, faculty, and staff are welcome. Workshop topics include how people learn, challenge-based learning, course design, assessment, classroom management, classroom technology, and scholarly resources….

Posted on December 15, 2015 in Events, , ,


BOLD Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications for 2016

The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertisein developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules for integration into a course, either as a tool to promote flipping the classroom, a module…

Posted on November 10, 2015 in News, , , , ,


BOLD Fellows Program Helps Develop Online Instruction

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. The CFT and CIRTL are partnering to offer the BOLD Fellows program, which is support by NSF grant DUE-1231286 to the CIRTL Network. 2015-16 BOLD FELLOW TEAMS The program…

Posted on October 23, 2015 in News, , , , ,


CFT Helps to Develop a Free Online Course on Undergraduate STEM Teaching

 “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is an open, online course designed to provide future STEM faculty—graduate students and post-docs—with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) faculty to be effective teachers,…

Posted on October 20, 2015 in News, , , , ,


Vanderbilt CIRTL Programs for Future STEM Faculty

The Vanderbilt University Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (VU-CIRTL) is offering three programs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students and postdocs interested in future faculty careers. Details below, with information about CFT connections in parentheses. Evidence-Based Teaching Workshop – This two-day workshop (June 4th and 5th) is designed…

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Events, ,


Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM” is a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and representatives of university teaching centers.  As previously mentioned,…

Posted on May 7, 2015 in Resource, , , , ,


CIRTL Network Development Opportunities

  The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL has opened registration for upcoming course opportunities. These are free, online events for grad students and post-docs in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) interested in faculty careers. April sessions include…

Posted on April 17, 2015 in News, , ,