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‘Humanities’

New Partnership, New Opportunities for Humanities Doctoral Students

Jan. 8, 2014—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...

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“Inviting Genius”: Students as Producers in African American Studies

Nov. 18, 2013—by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director The CFT’s theme this year, “Students as Producers,” has given me the opportunity to talk with some talented and thoughtful colleagues across campus. On October 24, I brought together three of them to have a conversation on teaching about “Producing, Performing, & Creating Learning across the Humanities: Models of...

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Speaking into Humanity: French Students as Producers

Nov. 4, 2013—by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director The CFT’s theme this year, “Students as Producers,” has given me the opportunity to talk with some talented and thoughtful colleagues across campus. On October 24, I brought together three of them to have a conversation on teaching about “Producing, Performing, & Creating Learning across the Humanities: Models of...

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Self-Authoring Community Activism:
Women & Gender Studies Students as Producers

Oct. 30, 2013—by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director The CFT’s theme this year, “Students as Producers,” has given me the opportunity to talk with some talented and thoughtful colleagues across campus. On October 24, I brought together three of them to have a conversation on teaching about “Producing, Performing, & Creating Learning across the Humanities: Models of...

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THATCamp Vanderbilt: Explore the Digital Humanities November 1-2

Oct. 25, 2013—The second annual THATCamp Vanderbilt will occur next Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, at the Vanderbilt Curb Center.  Co-presented by the Center for Second Language Studies, the Curb Center, the Warren Center’s Digital Humanities Seminar, and the CFT, the event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. THATCamp stands for...

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Beyond the Essay, II

Oct. 14, 2013—Print Version Formative Activities: Snapshots of Learning in Process Concept Maps & Word Webs || Word Clouds As Bass noted in his Visible Knowledge Project work with faculty, what “most interested—or eluded—them about their students’ learning” involved the “’intermediate processes’” that occur before students write a paper or take an exam.  They were particularly eager...

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Beyond the Essay, III

Oct. 14, 2013—Print Version Summative Assignments: Authentic Alternatives to the Essay Metaphor Maps ||  Student Anthologies ||  Poster Presentations The essay is often the go-to assignment in humanities courses, and rightfully so. Especially in the text-based disciplines, the craft of the essay is highly valued as part of practicing the work of the field. More broadly, developing...

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Beyond the Essay: Making Student Thinking Visible in the Humanities

Oct. 14, 2013—Print Version by Nancy Chick, Former CFT Assistant Director “We asked faculty to ask themselves the most important questions they could about student learning in their courses. How did they know that their students were learning? Did the students’ learning promise to last? What did teachers really know about the processes of their students’ learning,...

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Meet the CFT’s HASTAC Scholar Zoe LeBlanc

Nov. 13, 2012—This year the CFT is proud to sponsor history doctoral student Zoe LeBlanc as a HASTAC Scholar. HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) is a global network of individuals and institutions that come together to share, collaborate, and learn through online forums, blogs, conferences, social media and other channels of communication. The HASTAC...

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CSLS Event: Theme-Based Language Teaching in the 21st Century

Sep. 25, 2012—From the Center for Second Language Studies, one of the CFT’s campus partners… The Center for Second Language Studies is pleased to announce a talk, “Theme-Based Language Teaching in the 21st Century,” by Dr. Jianhua Bai, professor of Chinese at Kenyon College, on Friday, September 28th, at 3:10 p.m. in Furman Hall 114. This talk...

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