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Teaching, Difference, and Power

When Words Won’t Suffice

By Ben Galina, Graduate Teaching Fellow  Monday, November 3rd at 7:15pm, our learning community will meet at the Center for Teaching to discuss microagressions. For more information, stop by the CFT, check out our website, or email me or my co-facilitator, Brielle Harbin, for more information.  

Posted on October 29, 2014 in Events, News, , ,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

A Reflection on Facilitating Conversations on Difference and Power

By Brielle Harbin, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Conversations about race are often fraught. The remains of past hurts or misunderstandings fill our words with emotion and implicit meanings. Peeling back these layers often reveals hurt, hurt caused by feeling misunderstood or invalidated. These hurts dwell in all of us, even when they go unengaged. We…

Posted on September 26, 2014 in News, , ,


New Partnership, New Opportunities for Humanities Doctoral Students

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director We at the CFT are thrilled to be part of Vanderbilt’s new Mellon Partners for Humanities Education project to provide “specialized training for new Vanderbilt Ph.D.s in preparing students for teaching at liberal arts colleges and historically black colleges and universities” (HBCU).  The program, supported by a $1.475 million…

Posted on January 8, 2014 in Events, Grants, News, , ,


Graduate Teaching Fellows 2013-14

The Center for Teaching is excited to announce its incoming Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) for 2013-14. GTFs provide a variety of services for Vanderbilt’s graduate, post doc and professional students, including one-on-one consultations on teaching issues and professional development, syllabus and course design, interpreting and responding to student evaluations, writing teaching statements, and engaging techniques…

Posted on July 1, 2013 in News,