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Teaching Science by Reacting to the Past

Apr. 19, 2011—by CFT Assistant Director Derek Bruff Last month CFT graduate teaching fellow Lily Claiborne and I attended the AAC&U / Project Kaleidoscope conference “Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices.” (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.) Most participants were STEM faculty from a range of disciplines with some administrators and teaching center staff in...

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Strategies for Developing Information Literacy – A Conference Report

Feb. 17, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November I attended the 30th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Ohio. I thought I’d share some session highlights with my Vanderbilt colleagues. Here’s the fifth (and last) in a series of posts about the conference. Easily Integrating Information Competency Into the Classroom:...

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Fractals, Metacognition, and the Affective Domain – A Conference Report

Feb. 7, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November I attended the 30th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Ohio. I thought I’d share some session highlights with my Vanderbilt colleagues. Here’s the fourth in a series of posts about the conference. A Fractal Thinker Ponders Bringing Faculty Development to Students:...

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Learning Styles: Fact and Fiction – A Conference Report

Jan. 28, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November I attended the 30th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Ohio. I thought I’d share some session highlights with my Vanderbilt colleagues. Here’s the third in a series of posts about the conference. This post is longer than the earlier posts in...

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Call for Proposals – International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors – Due February 3rd

Jan. 25, 2011—From the International Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars and Mentors, a call for proposals for their June 1-4, 2011, conference in Omaha, Nebraska: You are invited to join our engaging and reflective conversations on “Transformational Learning” as part of the larger 2011 International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors (formerly the...

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Developing Intercultural Competency through Blogging – A Conference Report

Jan. 24, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November I attended the 30th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Ohio. I thought I’d share some session highlights with my Vanderbilt colleagues. Here’s the second in a series of posts about the conference. Blogs as a Unique Environment for Critical Thinking and...

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Teaching about Audience Using Projects for Outside Clients – A Conference Report

Jan. 17, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November I attended the 30th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Ohio. I thought I’d share some session highlights with my Vanderbilt colleagues. Here’s the first in a series of posts about the conference. Developing a Signature Pedagogy to Cross the Audience Threshold...

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Call for Applications – THATCamp Southeast 2011 – Due January 9th

Dec. 27, 2010—THATCamp Southeast is a free “unconference” for anyone working at the intersection of the humanities and technology. (THATCamp = The Humanities and Technology Camp.) It will be held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 4-6, 2011. We’re currently accepting applications from students, faculty, librarians, technologists, museum professionals, archivists, and anyone else who is...

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Disciplinary Thinking and Metacognition – A Conference Report

Nov. 29, 2010—By Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director One of the sessions I attended earlier this month at the 2010 POD Network Conference in St. Louis was offered by Matt Kaplan and Deborah Meizlish of the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). The session was titled “Using Metacognition to Foster Students’ Disciplinary...

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Call for Proposals – 2011 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference

Nov. 22, 2010—The 8th annual conference of the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 20-23, 2011. The conference is an opportunity for higher education faculty and staff from around the world to share their scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). SOTL involves asking questions about...

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