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One BOLD-Fellows Journey from Cellular Platelet Biologist to Discovery Science Educator

by Kendra Oliver, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension and former CFT BOLD Fellow Only a few days after my graduation with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, I had the opportunity to attend the BOLD Fellows annual presentation session. Over the next hour, I heard from Fellows from many different disciplines describe innovating…

Posted on June 8, 2017 in News, , , , ,


BOLD program instructional materials reach over 2500 Vanderbilt students, 65,000 others

How do you find your way to safety when you’re sailing and the GPS fails? How do you determine whether a child’s babbling indicates that her language is developing as you would expect? What effect does decreased breathing rate have on blood pH, and why? If you’re designing a heat engine and are choosing between…

Posted on May 17, 2017 in News, , , ,


Evidence-Based STEM Teaching: Free Online Courses Launch September 19th

The Center for Teaching, in collaboration with colleagues from several other universities, is offering two free online courses on evidence-based STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teaching this fall. Both courses launch on Monday, September 19th, with course materials available in preview mode on September 15th. If you are a current or future STEM faculty…

Posted on September 1, 2016 in News, ,


New and Continuing Learning Communities at the CFT

by Derek Bruff, CFT Director The CFT hosts a number of learning communities, intended for members of Vanderbilt’s teaching community interested in meeting over time to develop deeper understandings and richer practices around particular teaching and learning topics.  This year’s learning communities are: Teaching and Social Class – The CFT continues its attention to issues…

Posted on August 16, 2016 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, , ,


BOLD Fellow presents at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

  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…

Posted on March 17, 2016 in News, , , ,


BOLD Fellows Program Helps Develop Online Instruction

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. SPRING 2016 BOLD FELLOW TEAMS     L to…

Posted on January 26, 2016 in News, ,


BOLD Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications for 2016

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…

Posted on November 10, 2015 in News, , , , ,


Graduate Fellow Wins Poster Award at Health Professions Education Research Day

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…

Posted on November 5, 2015 in News, , , , ,


BOLD Fellows Program Helps Develop Online Instruction

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…

Posted on October 23, 2015 in News, , , , ,