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Celebrating the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

The following is a short speech delivered by Assistant Professor of Theatre, Christin Essin, at the May 3, 2013 Celebration of Teaching.  In 2012-13, Christin was one of the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows.  She delivered these remarks to capture her experiences in the fellowship and to celebrate the work of all of…

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Events, News, , ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows Reflect on Exemplary Teaching

by Lyndsey Fyffe, 2013 Teaching Certificate Recipient Exemplary teaching was the theme and mantra of the “Innovative and Effective Teaching by Junior Faculty: Cases from the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows” session at the May 3rd Celebration of Teaching at Vanderbilt. Interested junior faculty members in the audience were introduced to the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows…

Posted on May 9, 2013 in Commentary, , ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight:Allison Schachter

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Allison Schachter, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Program in Jewish Studies, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. My most exciting moments as a teacher come when I watch students discover the depth and difficulty of a literary…

Posted on February 8, 2013 in News,


Junior Faculty: Visit Leigh Gilchrist’s HOD class at next week’s teaching visit

A Teaching Visit involves a small group of faculty who observe a colleague’s class (on a selected day), followed by an hour of conversation about what was observed, particularly shared teaching challenges. The Center for Teaching has hosted Teaching Visits for many years and they have been among the most productive and helpful events we…

Posted on November 19, 2012 in Events, ,


Junior Faculty: Visit John McClure’s divinity class at next week’s teaching visit

A Teaching Visit involves a small group of faculty who observe a colleague’s class (on a selected day), followed by an hour of conversation about what was observed, particularly shared teaching challenges. The Center for Teaching has hosted Teaching Visits for many years and they have been among the most productive and helpful events we…

Posted on November 12, 2012 in Events, ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight:Bennett Landman

 Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Bennett Landman, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests: The opportunity to work with, teach and learn from creative young individuals is one of the great privileges of being a faculty…

Posted on November 8, 2012 in News, ,


Junior Faculty: Visit John Lachs’s philosophy class at next week’s teaching visit

A Teaching Visit involves a small group of faculty who observe a colleague’s class (on a selected day), followed by an hour of conversation about what was observed, particularly shared teaching challenges. The Center for Teaching has hosted Teaching Visits for many years and they have been among the most productive and helpful events we…

Posted on November 7, 2012 in Events, ,


Junior Faculty: Visit Mark Schoenfield’s english class at next week’s teaching visit

A Teaching Visit involves a small group of faculty who observe a colleague’s class (on a selected day), followed by an hour of conversation about what was observed, particularly shared teaching challenges. The Center for Teaching has hosted Teaching Visits for many years and they have been among the most productive and helpful events we…

Posted on October 29, 2012 in Events, ,


Junior Faculty: Visit David Lewis’s political science class at next week’s teaching visit

A Teaching Visit involves a small group of faculty who observe a colleague’s class (on a selected day), followed by an hour of conversation about what was observed, particularly shared teaching challenges. The Center for Teaching has hosted Teaching Visits for many years and they have been among the most productive and helpful events we…

Posted on October 22, 2012 in Events, ,


Junior Faculty: Visit Jeffrey Tlumak’s research methods class at next week’s teaching visit

A Teaching Visit involves a small group of faculty who observe a colleague’s class (on a selected day), followed by an hour of conversation about what was observed, particularly shared teaching challenges. The Center for Teaching has hosted Teaching Visits for many years and they have been among the most productive and helpful events we…

Posted on October 15, 2012 in Events, ,