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Getting Started Teaching at Vanderbilt

Jun. 3, 2018—Teaching at a new institution, in an unfamiliar department, or even a new course can raise questions for new and experienced instructors alike. This page will succinctly address some of those questions with a short answer and a resource to consult or contact for further information. The Office of the Provost also maintains a collection of...

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Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO)

Jun. 2, 2018—TAO will be held on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 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,...

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Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement

May. 7, 2018—by Sara L. Beck, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Print Version Cite this guide: Beck, S. L., (2018). Developing and writing a diversity statement. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved [todaysdate] from     What is a diversity statement, and what purpose does it serve? What topics might be included in a diversity statement? Getting...

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Teaching at Vanderbilt (TAV)

May. 1, 2018—Teaching at Vanderbilt will be held on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 REGISTER HERE 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...

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Brightspace Drop-in Sessions & Training

Sep. 10, 2015—During drop-in hours, faculty and staff who have Brightspace-related questions can stop by the workshop space of the CFT (even without an appointment) and find a team of specialists ready to assist. We can get you up to speed with Brightspace’s new features, assist with building your course content, or help you solve technical problems....

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