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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anita Disney

Dec. 8, 2015—  Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Anita Disney, Psychology, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Anita Disney For many of our students, college will be their last engagement with structured learning. From the point of graduation forward, the extent to which we grow...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anna Richmond, Nursing

Oct. 19, 2015—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month Anna Richmond, Nursing,  talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. Anna Richmond I teach clinical and didactic nursing courses to Family Nurse Practitioner students at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. I also co-teach a course in Interprofessional Education to...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Anand Vivek Taneja

Oct. 15, 2015— Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month Anand Vivek Taneja, Religious Studies, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests. Anand Vivek Taneja I am an anthropologist of religion, and I work on new religious forms and inter-religious relations in modern South Asia. My book, Jinnealogy: Time, Islam,...

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CFT Proudly Welcomes the 2015 Cohort of Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows!

Aug. 12, 2015—This year’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows are, left to right, Gabriel Briggs (English), Courtney Cook (Nursing), Larisa DeSantis (Earth and Environmental Science), David Diehl (Human and Organizational Development), Anita Disney (Psychology), Ravindra Duddu (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Melissa Glassford (Nursing), Karen Hande (Nursing), David Laird (Leadership, Policy, and Organizations), Abby Parish (Nursing), Anna Richmond (Nursing),...

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Mark your calendar & spread the word about upcoming August orientations

Jul. 16, 2015—Teaching at Vanderbilt (TaV), an orientation for junior and senior faculty new to Vanderbilt, will be held from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 20th, 2015, in Buttrick Hall. Those interested in attending should RSVP by August 14th by registering online or by calling the Center for Teaching at (615) 322-7290. Throughout the week following TAV Orientation...

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CFT Acknowledges Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

May. 20, 2015—  The CFT acknowledges these junior faculty who participated in the JFTF program this year! This year’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows, left to right: Jesse Blocher (Finance), John Bradley (English), Lily Claiborne (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Alex Da Fonte (Special Education), Ken MacLeish (Medicine, Health, and Society and Anthropology), Dan Morgan (Earth and Environmental Sciences),Haerin Shin (English), and...

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Apply to be a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow!

Apr. 9, 2015—We are now accepting applications for 2015-16. The CFT’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program is designed to help you: • Learn from the teaching experiences of colleagues at Vanderbilt. • Develop skills that will enable you to analyze and improve your teaching over time. • Enjoy the community of teachers at Vanderbilt. • Learn to...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Jesse Blocher

Feb. 6, 2015—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Jesse Blocher, Assistant Professor of Finance, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests: I teach Corporate Valuation to MBA, MSF, and MAcc students at the Owen Graduate School of Business. Students come into my class motivated to learn, but...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: John Bradley

Jan. 26, 2015—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, John Bradley, Senior Lecturer in English, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests:   “Whether in a one-on-one conference with a student in the Writing Studio or in the literature classroom, I aim to help my students harness the...

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Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Lily Claiborne

Dec. 19, 2014—Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Lily Claiborne , Senior Lecturer in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests: In a time when earth processes are moving to the forefront of global issues through climate change and natural...

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