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MOOCs on Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Future STEM Faculty: A $750K NSF WIDER Grant

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m pleased to announce that the Center for Teaching will be part of a $750,000, three-year, multi-institution National Science Foundation WIDER grant supporting the creation of two MOOCs (massive open online courses) on evidence-based teaching practices for future STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) faculty. I am one of the…

Posted on November 4, 2013 in News, , , , ,


Looking to the Future: Reflections on Andrew Delbanco’s “College”

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director This year’s Commons Reading is Andrew Delbanco’s College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be. Our first-year undergraduates have been reading the book and discussing it in their Vanderbilt Visions sections, and Andrew Delbanco himself will give a talk at Langford Auditorium on October 14th. Since I wanted to be…

Posted on September 25, 2013 in Commentary, , , ,


CIRTL Online Coffee Hour: Teaching at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution, 9/27 at 1pm

See below for this week’s offering from the CIRTL Network’s online coffee house series on building academic careers in science, engineering, and mathematics. This week’s coffee house features two Vanderbilt alumnae, Tara Davis (Mathematics) and Heather Whitney (Physics). Teaching at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution Thursday September 27, 1-2pm Central Where do you want to teach? …

Posted on September 24, 2012 in Events, , ,


SoTL Spotlight

SoTL Spotlight: Bringing a Scholarly Approach to Vanderbilt’s Classrooms

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Nancy is the author of a variety of SoTL articles and book chapters, as well as co-editor of two books on signature pedagogies and co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry, the official journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). “SoTL Spotlight” is her ongoing feature…

Posted on February 29, 2012 in News, , ,


Helping Future Faculty “Come Out” As Teachers (POD Essays on Teaching Excellence)

CFT Assistant Director Nancy Chick previews an essay by Mark R. Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison, appearing in Essays on Teaching Excellence published by the Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education. Connolly places the experience of doctoral students interested in teaching into the context of his and others’ research on LGBTQ students (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered,…

Posted on February 28, 2012 in News, , , ,


GradSTEP recap: Humanities and Social Sciences Panel

Making the Transition from Student to Professor: Humanities and Social Sciences Panel What happens after a successful job search? This year’s GradSTEP event featured two panels of recent PhDs who have made the transition from grad student to full-time faculty jobs. They answered the “What Next?” question and shared their stories of stumbles and triumphs in…

Posted on February 1, 2012 in Events, , ,


GradSTEP: Reminder!

We’ve planned a day of engaging, provocative and enriching discussions and we’re looking forward to hosting GradSTEP tomorrow!  This annual event was created in 1999 by graduate fellows at the CFT to serve teaching and professional development needs of grad students and post-doc fellows at Vanderbilt. Tomorrow’s event will follow this schedule: Event Schedule: 9:00-9:30  …

Posted on January 20, 2012 in Events, ,


GradSTEP Preview: More about the Panels

Over 4,500 colleges and universities grant Associates, Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. All together, they educate 20.7 million students. Less than 300 colleges and universities (6%) grant more than 20 Ph.D. degrees each year. The diversity of American higher education means that nearly all of our graduate students will find employment in one of the…

Posted on January 19, 2012 in Events, ,


Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn: A Spring 2012 Graduate Course

Grad students in science and engineering fields with an interest in teaching take note: The Department of Physics and Astronomy is offering a one-credit, graduate-level course on science pedagogy. PHYS302: Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn Course #13242 Directed readings and discussion of topics in the teaching of science and engineering. Practical application of best…

Posted on January 6, 2012 in News, ,


GradSTEP: Graduate Student Teaching Event for Professional Development

Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. All Vanderbilt graduate and professional students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend. The 2012 GradSTEP event will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012, in Wilson Hall and will feature two sessions…

Posted on December 16, 2011 in Events, , ,