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The Office for Inclusive Excellence announces two new faculty workshops for January

Jan. 8, 2018—On Thursday, January 18th, two workshops featuring the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble (CITE) will be offered as part of the Faculty Insights Series. It Depends on the Lens This workshop presents a complex, realistic interaction of a search committee evaluating candidates during a review of submitted materials in order to stimulate discussion about the behaviors,...

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Teaching Workshops to Help You Prepare for Fall Courses

Aug. 10, 2015—During the week classes begin, the CFT will be offering the following workshops for new and returning faculty: Teaching Inclusively to Diverse Groups Date: Monday, August 24 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Center for Teaching Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT Assistant Director Audience: New and Returning Faculty In our increasingly diverse classrooms, it is important to support the development...

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Flipping the Classroom: Putting Principles Into Practice

Aug. 3, 2015—Date: Tuesday, August 25 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Center for Teaching Facilitator: Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director Audience: New and Returning Faculty The flipped classroom has captured the attention of the higher education community with its promise to help students prepare before class for more engaged, critical learning in class. The ideas behind the flipped classroom...

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Teaching Inclusively to Diverse Groups

Jul. 24, 2015—Date: Monday, August 24 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Center for Teaching Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT Assistant Director Audience: New and Returning Faculty In our increasingly diverse classrooms, it is important to support the development of every student and to structure equal opportunities for learning for all who enroll.  Unfortunately, our teaching practices may fall short in...

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Seminar on Effective Teaching Strategies for International Faculty

Jan. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt’s English Language Center is offering a seminar on effective teaching strategies for international faculty. Targeted toward faculty members who have a first language other than English, the seminar will help participants hone their teaching skills for the US university classroom context. The program will include interactive sessions that give participants opportunities to develop and...

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Just in Time for the Fall Semester – Faculty Teaching Workshops August 18 and 19

Aug. 12, 2014—The Center for Teaching is hosting four Teaching Workshops for faculty next week, just in time for the start of the fall semester. Topics include writing multiple-choice test items, designing effective PowerPoint presentations, facilitating difficult discussions in class, and reducing students’ classroom-based anxieties. All faculty are welcome at these workshops, and two of them include...

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What Can Faculty Do about Students’ Classroom-Based Anxieties? More Than You Think.

Aug. 4, 2014—by Nancy Chick (CFT Assistant Director) Last week, The Princeton Review released its annual list of “The Top 10 Colleges for ___,” and Vanderbilt made a big splash by ranking #1 with the Happiest College Students in the US.*  While this is fantastic news for the campus, and it’s interesting to speculate about what makes these...

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Teaching Workshops to Help You Prepare for Fall Courses

Jul. 3, 2013—During the week before classes begin, the CFT will be offering the following workshops for new and returning faculty: Flipping the Classroom Monday, August 19th 11:30-1:00 (lunch provided) Location: CFT Workshop Space Facilitator: Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director With a new semester starting, it’s a good time to think about ways to ensure that your students...

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Mark your calendar & Spread the Word: Upcoming Events & Orientations

Jul. 9, 2012—August Orientations Teaching at Vanderbilt, (TaV) an orientation for junior and senior faculty new to Vanderbilt will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, at the CFT. Those interested in attending can RSVP by August 8th by Registering Online or by calling the Center for Teaching at (615) 322-7290.  CFT staff will be...

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Register for PowerPoint Makeover Clinic (August 19)

Aug. 12, 2011—Friday, August 19th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Facilitator: Rhett McDaniel, Educational Technologist Audience: New & Returning Faculty This workshop includes lunch. We have all experienced the pain of a bad PowerPoint presentation. And even though we promise ourselves never to make the same mistakes, we can still fall prey to similar PowerPoint traps.  The good news...

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