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Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning calls for microgrant proposals

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) in partnership with Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) is currently accepting proposals for microgrants. VIDL will accept proposals for funding of up to $500 for faculty and staff with preference given to requests for the purchase of digital equipment to aid with innovative projects in teaching or research. Funding can be used…

Posted on March 24, 2016 in News, , ,


“Students as Producers” Course Design Institute, May 9-11

The CFT invites faculty members to apply to its new Course Design Institute on the theme of “Students as Producers.” During the three-day institute (May 9-11, 2016), participants will design (or redesign) courses that engage students not only as consumers of information, but producers of knowledge. Research by first- and second-year undergraduates conducted within a…

Posted on March 8, 2016 in Events, , , ,


Join the CFT’s Learning Community on Community Engagement Pedagogies

The CFT is proud to continue its programming for faculty and graduate students interested in community engagement pedagogies (often called service learning), with a year-long discussion group or learning community.  As former Vanderbilt faculty Janet Eyler and Dwight E. Giles once stated, service learning is “a form of experiential education where learning occurs through a…

Posted on September 8, 2015 in Events, News, , , ,


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

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…

Posted on July 9, 2012 in Events, , ,


Fall Orientations Scheduled for New Faculty and Teaching Assistants

At Vanderbilt, we believe research and teaching can be — indeed must be — united.  Just as you ask innovative and challenging questions in your research, your efforts in the classroom or the laboratory challenge your students to experience your discipline and the world in new and different ways. Each fall the Center offers two orientations:…

Posted on May 3, 2012 in Events, , ,


Four Are Honored as U.S. Professors of the Year

This year, almost 300 nominees were evaluated by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education on their involvement with students, their contributions to their communities and profession, their support for colleagues and students, and their teaching methodologies. The Chronicle of Higher Education has published interviews…

Posted on November 21, 2011 in News, ,


Faculty Resources Website Available

Faculty at Vanderbilt have access to many resources to support their research, teaching and professional development. A new Resources for Faculty website by the Office of the Provost provides links to the information, offices and tools available to aid faculty in their endeavors, including resources for: New Faculty Benefits & Services Policies & Procedures Research &…

Posted on July 18, 2011 in News,