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‘Professional Development’

“Creating Opportunities out of Difference” Interactive Workshop May 21st

May. 9, 2018—The Office for Inclusive Excellence is offering a professional development workshop, “Creating Opportunities out of Difference”, an interactive workshop featuring PowerPlay Interactive Development from the University of New Hampshire. PowerPlay will employ a unique interactive theater model focused on issues of creating inclusive classrooms and positive student interactions. The Powerplay model involves actor improvisation and...

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Flipping the Traditional Mentoring Model

Apr. 24, 2017—by Rachel Biel, CFT Undergraduate Intern This past summer I had the opportunity to intern for Spectrum Health—a healthcare system in my hometown, Grand Rapids, MI. For the summer I was assigned to work with Senior Project Manager Rebecca Content, whose project was joint venture with another local hospital to provide primary care and specialty...

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CFT Offers Summer Intensive Grad and Postdoc Programs

Mar. 13, 2017—The Center for Teaching is happy to announce that we are offering two Summer Intensive programs this May for Vanderbilt graduate students and postdocs.  The first Summer Intensive program is for the Certificate in Humanities Teaching & Learning (CHTL) and is open to humanities graduate students and postdocs.  Similar to our academic year-long version of the CHTL,...

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Come Work at the Center for Teaching!

Feb. 6, 2017—Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as those interested in developing teaching skills for future faculty careers. The CFT has several types...

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Multi-disciplinary Panel Discussion on Diversity in STEM

May. 26, 2016—On June 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm CT, there will be an all-star group of Black scholars assembled for a candid conversation on the challenges and the potential solutions to address diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Directly after the panel discussion, there will be a reception in the lobby of the Wyatt...

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How to (Re)frame Your Teaching for Non-academic Jobs

Feb. 12, 2014—By Andrew Greer, Graduate Teaching Fellow  Attention fellow graduate students: Eventually we will seek employment outside of our programs. If you’re like me, your search is in full force. With the majority of academic applications behind me, I’ve switched my strategy to applying for non-academic jobs. This switch not only requires transforming my CV into...

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Ask Professor Pedagogy: Twitter as a Learning Network

Jun. 28, 2013—Ask Professor Pedagogy is a twice monthly advice column written by Center for Teaching staff. One aspect of our mission is to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning, so we welcome questions and concerns that arise in the classroom; particularly those from Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff. If you have a question that you’d like...

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gradLEAF pools resources from throughout the VU community

Feb. 12, 2013—gradLEAF is designed to be a one-stop shop for graduate student professional development needs. Drawn from offerings by schools and departments across the Vanderbilt community to provide students a matrix of offerings, the topics and resources have been vetted by a PhD student advisory council and a council of faculty/staff across the university. A professional...

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Grad Students, Come Work at the CFT!

Feb. 11, 2013—  The Center for Teaching is now accepting applications for its 2013-14 Graduate Teaching Fellow and Teaching Affiliate positions. Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) are employed for the entire academic year, engage in a variety of CFT activities around training and supporting Teaching Assistants across the university, and are paid $20,000 August – May. Teaching Affiliates...

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Vanderbilt Brings EDUCAUSE to Campus

Nov. 6, 2012—Select sessions from the 2012 EDUCAUSE National Conference will be streamed live here at Vanderbilt from November 7 through 9. EDUCAUSE is the largest professional association for higher education IT professionals. The annual conference happens in Denver next week and ITS, along with the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the Center for...

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