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Learning Community on Disability and Learning

This group will address a variety of principles of inclusive teaching, universal design for learning, instructional accommodations, as well as legal and cultural issues relevant to students and faculty with disabilities—inclusive of all disability sub-groups such as physical, sensory, learning, intellectual and mental health.  We also will address ableism, the history of disability rights endeavors,…

Posted on October 19, 2017 in News, ,

Teaching Difference, and Power Symposium: Class Matters

This year, the Center for Teaching hosted a learning community of faculty and graduate students focused on social class, particularly the challenges faced by lower income and first generation students in the classroom, and class-conscious methods of teaching. On April 25th, join the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching for an end-of-year symposium in which we’ll share…

Posted on April 5, 2017 in Events, , ,

Assessment, Implicit Bias, and the Impact on Student Learning, Grad Student & Postdoc Workshop

Implicit bias, in its simplest form, describes prejudicial judgment that affects social behavior. Despite its relatively unconscious nature, it is still possible to identify specific attitudes that reflect our predispositions toward socially marginalized groups. In this workshop, we will discuss the ways in which implicit bias, when left unchecked, can adversely affect our teaching and…

Posted on March 20, 2017 in Events, News, , , , ,

Microaggression Teaching Workshop March 16

When teaching, it is almost guaranteed that microaggressions will take place. These seemingly small, ostensibly singular manifestations of oppression can deleteriously effect the teaching-learning environment, our students, and ourselves. As common as microaggressions are, it is equally common that educators are at times unsure of the best way to intervene, particularly in ways that maintain…

Posted on March 8, 2017 in Events, News, , , ,

Gender Awareness and Inclusion Forums

The Faculty Senate is hosting two Gender Awareness and Inclusion Forums, April 1st in Sarratt Student Center 112, and April 6th in Mayborn 204, both from 4-5pm.  The purpose of the forums is to help faculty, students, and staff become more aware of the ways to create a more civil and inclusive campus — but…

Posted on April 5, 2016 in Events, ,

Upcoming Graduate Student & Postdoc Teaching Workshop: Inclusive Teaching, Wednesday, October 28th

Inclusive Teaching Facilitators: Richard Coble & Dani Picard, Graduate Teaching Fellows, Center for Teaching Date & Time: Wednesday, Oct 28th, 3:30-5:00pm Location: CFT Classroom, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd floor What is an inclusive classroom? What practices and plans can instructors learn to promote classroom inclusivity? Together, we will examine issues of power and identity…

Posted on October 18, 2015 in Events, News, , ,

Teaching, Difference, and Power

A New Guide on Teaching Students with Disabilities

Students of all abilities and backgrounds want classrooms that are inclusive and convey respect. For those students with disabilities, the classroom setting may present certain challenges that need accommodation and consideration. The Center for Teaching has embarked upon a theme year on Teaching, Difference, and Power as a way to explore many of the challenges…

Posted on January 20, 2015 in Resource, , , , ,

Teaching, Difference, and Power

A New Guide on Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom

Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US rests in its difficulties confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities, and in related efforts to create diverse and democratic campus cultures. These challenges touch every area of campus life, but no domain is as central to this work as the classroom. The…

Posted on November 17, 2014 in News, Resource, , , ,

Getting to Know Coursera: VIDL and Vital Questions

by Kathryn McEwen, (former) CFT Graduate Assistant The new school year is underway, bringing with it some big changes for online learning at Vanderbilt.  At the end of May, the new Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning debuted.  Led by Douglas Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, VIDL will not only manage Vanderbilt’s…

Posted on October 2, 2013 in Commentary, ,