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The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visit Opportunities

Posted on August 9, 2017 in ,


Teaching at Vanderbilt (TAV)

Teaching at Vanderbilt 2017, Thursday, August 17th The orientation features an introduction to strategies for launching a successful teaching career at Vanderbilt, with concurrent sessions on a variety of practical topics. Teaching at Vanderbilt is an opportunity for new faculty to meet each other and to learn how the Center for Teaching can support them…

Posted on June 16, 2017 in ,


Just-in-Time Teaching Conference

Posted on June 15, 2017 in ,


Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO)

TAO will be held on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 Buttrick Hall Register Here What Is TAO? Many graduate students are awarded teaching assistantships, and while teaching assistant (TA) duties vary across departments, they all demand considerable skill and knowledge.  These duties can include grading, consulting with students during office hours, leading discussion or problem sessions,…

Posted on June 11, 2017 in ,


Brightspace Launched as Vanderbilt’s New Course Management System

The Center for Teaching is excited to announce that Brightspace is now available for instructors planning their summer and fall courses.  Brightspace will replace Blackboard as Vanderbilt’s course management system starting this summer.  The new platform has a modern, responsive design and a number of features that faculty and students will find useful, including drag-and-drop…

Posted on April 17, 2017 in News,


Teaching Adult Undergraduate Students

by Stacey Margarita Johnson, CFT Assistant Director Cite this guide: Johnson, S.M. (2017). Teaching adult undergraduate students. Retrieved from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-adult-undergraduate-students/ Adult learners returning to college after military service, parenthood, or other life experiences may approach college in a very different way than their less experienced classmates. Many college instructors think of their undergraduate students as adults and treat…

Posted on October 26, 2016 in ,


Leading Lines Episode 5: Digital Textbooks and Language Instruction

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director In our latest Leading Lines episode, we feature an interview with Lee Forester, Professor of German at Hope College, and Bill VanPatten, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. The CFT’s Stacey M. Johnson, Assistant Director for Educational Technology, sat down with Forester and VanPatten at…

Posted on October 3, 2016 in News, , , ,


Leveraging Travel Abroad: Collecting and Teaching with Authentic Resources

By Stacey M. Johnson and Vivian Finch, CFT Assistant Directors Why is it important to have authentic resources in the classroom?  |  What is an authentic resource?  |  What kinds of resources will you collect when you travel abroad?  |  How do we collect these resources?  |  How do we use these resources in our…

Posted on August 19, 2016 in ,


Teaching with Digital Timelines

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director This year the Center for Teaching hosted a few educational technology working groups for faculty, staff, and students interested in exploring ways particular technologies might meet their instructional goals. One of the groups investigated the use of digital timeline tools, like Tiki-Toki and TimelineJS, that facilitate the creation of online,…

Posted on June 28, 2016 in Resource, , , , , ,


New at the CFT Library

Below are highlights from our recent library acquisitions. Stop by the Center for Teaching to browse our over 700 books and resources in person. Note that clicking on the book titles below will lead you to the ACORN records for the books listed. These records provide information on call numbers and availability of these books…

Posted on June 9, 2010 in ,