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Graduate Education

Measurement of ‘Learning Outcomes’ Comes to Graduate School

Mar. 12, 2013—“I just know it in my bones” is the rationale some professors might give to explain how they know whether or not their students have learned, writes David Glenn in an article posted in the Chronicle of Higher Education. This article focuses in particular on graduate education, since even those programs that consist of more...

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gradLEAF pools resources from throughout the VU community

Feb. 12, 2013—gradLEAF is designed to be a one-stop shop for graduate student professional development needs. Drawn from offerings by schools and departments across the Vanderbilt community to provide students a matrix of offerings, the topics and resources have been vetted by a PhD student advisory council and a council of faculty/staff across the university. A professional...

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Beyond the Ivory Tower: Alternative and Non-Academic Career Choices

Jan. 4, 2013—GTF Adam Wilsman discusses the upcoming gradSTEP session: Beyond the Ivory Tower: Alternative and Non-Academic Career Choices. Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. This year’s line-up includes a session on alternative and non-academic careers featuring Dr. Ruth Schemmer, Assistant Dean...

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Save the Date: GradSTEP January 26, 2013

Dec. 3, 2012—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. GradSTEP 2013 will focus on the theme Beyond Four Walls: Transcending the Classroom and will be held Saturday, January...

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Graduate School workshop: “Academic Job Search & Interview” on Friday 11/16

Nov. 14, 2012—To better assist Graduate School students with preparing for their career searches, whether in academia, business/industry, non-profit sector or government, new services are now offered by the Graduate School beginning this fall. On Friday, November 16 from 3:00-4:30 Ruth Schemmer will be offering “Academic Job Search & Interview” in 113 Wilson. The workshop workshop will cover...

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Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Adam Wilsman

Oct. 25, 2012—This fall, we’re introducing the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Adam Wilsman is a Ph.D. student in History.  His dissertation, entitled “Our Enemy’s Enemy: Human Rights and the U.S. Intervention in El Salvador, 1977-1992,” is currently in progress.  Adam has TA’d a wide...

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Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Katie Headrick Taylor

Oct. 24, 2012—This fall, we’re introducing the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Katie Headrick Taylor is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Teaching and Learning in Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.  For Katie’s dissertation research, she conducted a design experiment for spatial justice with local...

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Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Jessica Riviere

Sep. 14, 2012—Over the next few weeks, we will introduce the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Jessica Riviere is a Ph.D. student in German Literature and is writing a dissertation on late 18th– and early 19th-century women writers.  Jessica has taught first- and second-year German...

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Deadline approaching to register for Teaching in the US Classroom

Sep. 4, 2012—The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office and the Center for Teaching are sponsoring an 8-week seminar entitled “Teaching in the U.S. Classroom.”  This seminar is designed specifically for international Teaching Assistants (ITAs) and will be most helpful to those who are new to teaching in the United States. The course will focus on...

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Meet CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Beth Koontz

Aug. 29, 2012—Over the next few weeks, we will introduce the CFT’s 2012-13 Graduate Teaching Fellows* individually to highlight their areas of expertise, interests, and specific CFT activities. Beth Koontz is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology, focusing on Andean bioarchaeology and the role of violence in state formation and collapse. Although TAs in Anthropology primarily hold office hours...

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