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Biological Sciences Seminar Series features Biology Education Researcher Kimberly Tanner on April 18th

Apr. 4, 2016—Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University and 2012 national Outstanding University Science Teacher, will give a seminar in the Biological Sciences Department Monday, April 18, 4:10-5:15 in Medical Research Building III, room 1220. Professor Tanner directs the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, which facilitates and investigates the impact of...

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Dept. of Chemistry’s Colloquium Series Features Brian Coppola on March 28th

Mar. 21, 2016—Real Work is Better than Homework Dr. Brian Coppola, American Chemical Society Fellow and 2009 CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year will give a Chemistry Department Colloquium Monday, March 28, 4:15-5:30 in Stevenson Center 5211. Prof. Coppola is well known for his work in Instructional development; the abstract for his talk and two relevant recent...

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BOLD Fellow presents at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Mar. 17, 2016—  By Dani Picard, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Samantha Tramontano, a graduate student in Earth & Environmental Science and CFT BOLD Fellow, presentedher research on online instructional materials at the 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, which took place in San Francisco in December. Samantha developed videos and online quizzes to help undergraduate geology students develop microscopy...

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Upcoming Teaching Visit Opportunity

Jan. 27, 2016—The Teaching Visits program is an important way by which the CFT promotes collaborative inquiry and reflection, providing case-based opportunities for Vanderbilt teachers to consider choices they have when constructing their classes. A small group of visitors observes a host’s class on a selected day and then engages in an hour of conversation with the instructor...

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BOLD Fellow Presents at 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference

Dec. 9, 2015—By Dani Picard, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Faizan Zubair, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering and CFT BOLD Fellow, presented his research on an online instructional module at the 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Faizan developed an online learning module on thermodynamic efficiency through the Center...

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BOLD Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications for 2016

Nov. 10, 2015—The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertisein developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules for integration into a course, either as a tool to promote flipping the classroom, a module...

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Graduate Fellow Wins Poster Award at Health Professions Education Research Day

Nov. 5, 2015—Hannah Krimm, PhD student in Hearing & Speech Sciences and a BOLD Fellow, recently received the Blue Ribbon Poster Award at the 2015 Gerald S. Gotterer Health Professions Education Research Day (HPERD). Hannah’s poster, entitled “Effect of an Online Learning Module for Transcription and Phonological Awareness,” is based on the study and development of the...

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BOLD Fellows Program Helps Develop Online Instruction

Oct. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching and the CIRTL Network (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) share a mission to enhance excellence in undergraduate teaching. The CFT and CIRTL are partnering to offer the BOLD Fellows program, which is support by NSF grant DUE-1231286 to the CIRTL Network. 2015-16 BOLD FELLOW TEAMS The program...

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CFT Helps to Develop a Free Online Course on Undergraduate STEM Teaching

Oct. 20, 2015— “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is an open, online course designed to provide future STEM faculty—graduate students and post-docs—with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) faculty to be effective teachers,...

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September Teaching Visit Opportunity

Sep. 15, 2015—The Teaching Visits program is an important way by which the CFT promotes collaborative inquiry and reflection, providing case-based opportunities for Vanderbilt teachers to consider choices they have when constructing their classes. A small group of visitors observes a host’s class on a selected day and then engages in an hour of conversation with the...

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