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From a Student’s View

Flipping the Traditional Mentoring Model

Apr. 24, 2017—by Rachel Biel, CFT Undergraduate Intern This past summer I had the opportunity to intern for Spectrum Health—a healthcare system in my hometown, Grand Rapids, MI. For the summer I was assigned to work with Senior Project Manager Rebecca Content, whose project was joint venture with another local hospital to provide primary care and specialty...

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Encouraging Engagement and Enthusiasm– One student’s perspective on online course design

Mar. 1, 2017—By Rachel Biel, Undergraduate Intern My first interaction with the online classroom came in the fall of 2012, my senior year of high school. With my sights set on attending Vanderbilt, I enrolled in four AP courses, each of which my school only taught one section. This left my daily schedule completely inflexible: I had...

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Students as Producers: Animating Organic Chemistry

Jun. 16, 2014—By Nayana Bose, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow   The CFT’s “Students as Producers” theme year culminated in our end-of-year event, the Celebration of Learning. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition of 25 student projects from all four undergraduate schools showcased a wide variety of student work. This series of blog posts highlights some...

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Student as Producer: Poverty in the US: How Education Becomes a Scapegoat

Jun. 10, 2014—By Nayana Bose, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow   The CFT’s “Students as Producers” theme year culminated in our end-of-year event, the Celebration of Learning. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition of 25 student projects from all four undergraduate schools showcased a wide variety of student work. This series of blog posts highlights some...

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Students as Producers: Vanderbilt Commodore Orchestra

May. 19, 2014—The CFT’s “Students as Producers” theme year culminated in our end-of-year event, the Celebration of Learning. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition of 25 student projects from all four undergraduate schools showcased a wide variety of student work. This series of blog posts highlights some of the student projects from the exhibition.  ...

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Students as Producers: “¿Dónde está él?” (“Where is he?”)

May. 16, 2014—The CFT’s “Students as Producers” theme year culminated in our end-of-year event, the Celebration of Learning. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition of 25 student projects from all four undergraduate schools showcased a wide variety of student work. This series of blog posts highlights some of the student projects from the exhibition. Student:...

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Students as Producers: Designing For Marie Antoinette

May. 14, 2014—The CFT’s “Students as Producers” theme year culminated in our end-of-year event, the Celebration of Learning. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition of 25 student projects from all four undergraduate schools showcased a wide variety of student work. This series of blog posts highlights some of the student projects from the exhibition. Student:...

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From a Student’s View: Solving a Campus Navigation Challenge

Oct. 22, 2013—by Julie Lapidot, CFT Student Assistant Today’s post is part of our “Students as Producers” theme year, as well as our irregular “From a Student’s View” blog series. Allanah Jackson is a Peabody sophomore who had the opportunity last spring to be a “producer” in her Human and Organizational Development (HOD) 1100 class, taught by...

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From a Student’s View: Taking a MOOC on Maps with Friends

Jul. 24, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director We’re soon coming up on the end of the first year in Vanderbilt’s MOOC (massive open online course) initiative, which is, I think, seven years in “MOOC years.” Vanderbilt has offered three MOOCs thus far, all on the Coursera platform, and there are three more in the pipeline. (You can...

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From a Student’s View – Large Classes

Feb. 20, 2013—This is a guest post by Emily Garcia, Vanderbilt Class of 2014, College of Arts and Sciences. The post is part of our ongoing “From a Student’s View” blog series. We occasionally feature guest posts here on the blog as part of our efforts to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning among Vanderbilt faculty, students,...

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