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Flipping the Traditional Mentoring Model

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…

Posted on April 24, 2017 in Commentary, , , ,


CFT Offers Summer Intensive Grad and Postdoc Programs

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,…

Posted on March 13, 2017 in Events, News, , , ,


Come Work at the Center for Teaching!

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…

Posted on February 6, 2017 in News, , , ,


Multi-disciplinary Panel Discussion on Diversity in STEM

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…

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Events, News, , ,


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

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…

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Events, News, Resource, , , , , ,


Ask Professor Pedagogy: Twitter as a Learning Network

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…

Posted on June 28, 2013 in Commentary, , ,


gradLEAF pools resources from throughout the VU community

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…

Posted on February 12, 2013 in Resource, , ,


Grad Students, Come Work at the CFT!

  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…

Posted on February 11, 2013 in News,


Vanderbilt Brings EDUCAUSE to Campus

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…

Posted on November 6, 2012 in Events,


The Future of Educational Technology?

by CFT Director Derek Bruff I’m currently serving on a committee tasked by the Chancellor to explore how the university can use digital technologies, particularly social media, to enhance our teaching, research, and service missions. Each committee member is taking a turn to share the current technology landscape at Vanderbilt as s/he sees it. My…

Posted on April 23, 2012 in News, , ,