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Full-Time Staff Positions

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching – Job #1702301 Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 22, 2018. APPLY ONLINE (Please note that our application system is currently undergoing maintenance, but should reopen later in December.) About the Position and Responsibilities: The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching is seeking an Assistant Director who will promote effective…

Posted on December 4, 2017 in ,


Celebration of Learning: An Exhibition of Students as Producers

On Monday, January 29th, from 2 to 5 p.m., the Center for Teaching will hold a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event will feature posters, presentations, and performances by students from all over campus, sharing what they have learned, created, designed, and discovered. The event will provide the Vanderbilt community…

Posted on October 4, 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, Podcast, , , ,


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, , , , , ,