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Science exams don’t have to be demoralizing: A practical guide

Mar. 25, 2021—by Katie Clements, Department of Chemistry, and Cynthia Brame, CFT With contributions from Ben Yett from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Adriane Seiffert from Psychology; Guil Gualda from Earth & Environmental Sciences; Megan Williams from the MSTP program; David Cliffel from Chemistry; Vicki Greene, Richard Haglund, Shane Hutson, Savanna Starko, and Keivan Stassun from Physics & Astronomy; Thomas Clements, Jessica Gilpin, Kathy Friedman and Jim Pask from Biological...

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Self-compassionate Teaching: Putting on your Oxygen Mask First

Feb. 8, 2021—by Julaine Fowlin, Becca Sandhu and Samantha York Print Version Cite this guide: Fowlin, J., Sandhu, B. & York, S. (2021). Self-compassionate Teaching: Putting on your Oxygen Mask First. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved [todaysdate] from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/self-compassionate-teaching/. What is Self-compassion? How can we get there? What does self-compassion have to do with teaching? Using...

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Academic Advising

Jan. 25, 2021—by Joe Bandy Print Version Cite this guide: Bandy, J. (2021). Academic Advising. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved [todaysdate] from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/academic-advising/. Values of Advising Conceptual Approaches Informational Resources Relational Skills References     If you ask instructors to choose one word to describe the work of advising, you will likely receive a variety of...

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Overcoming the “busywork” dilemma

Jan. 11, 2021—by Julaine Fowlin, CFT assistant director What is the busywork dilemma? The busywork dilemma is where students perceive that assigned learning activities or assessments are not meaningfully contributing to their learning. Instructors put a lot of effort and time into the design and implementation of these activities, which can be very frustrating. Sometimes activities are...

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Instructional Design Consultation

Jan. 4, 2021—Julaine Fowlin, assistant director for instructional design, is available to consult with instructors on the design of online courses, moving an existing course online, or the development of online programs. As an instructional designer, Julaine collaborates with faculty and other instructors to systematically assess student learning needs and then design learning activities, assessments, and other...

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Teaching International Students

Dec. 14, 2020—by Alex Oxner and Joe Bandy Print Version Cite this guide: Oxner, A. & Bandy, J. (2020). Teaching International Students. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved [todaysdate] from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/teaching-international-students/.   Terminology Teaching Techniques Curriculum Design Academic Integrity Getting to Know Your Students Office Hours Cultural and Social Awareness Campus Resources References   International students enrich...

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All About Recording Zoom Meetings – New Guides for Faculty!

Oct. 8, 2020—Have you been wondering about recording your live class meetings? We have several new guides available on our On-Demand Resources page that will walk you through some commonly asked questions. Should I record my live class meeting? New! How can I record and share my class meetings with my students? New! How can I record...

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Giving Exams Online: Strategies and Tools

Mar. 23, 2020—by Cynthia Brame Print Version Cite this guide: Brame, C. (2020). Giving Exams Online: Strategies and Tools. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved [todaysdate] from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/online-exams/. As courses have moved online this spring, many of us need to consider how to have our students take exams online. In many cases, this involves learning how to...

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Teaching Innovations at Vanderbilt Blog Series

Sep. 18, 2019—Leah Marion Roberts and Student-driven Course Goals and Expectations May. 4, 2020—By Faith Rovenolt, CFT undergraduate intern   During Spring 2020, the Teaching  Innovations at Vanderbilt blog series will highlight teaching innovations that CFT staff have implemented and evaluated in their own courses. As a student, I find it helpful when a course has clear...

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