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

 “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,…

Posted on October 20, 2015 in News, , , , ,


An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – Free Online Course Starts September 28th

“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…

Posted on September 15, 2015 in News, , ,


STEM Pedagogy Journal Club

Vanderbilt’s STEM Pedagogy Journal Club is a student-driven initiative for graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching science at the undergraduate level. We will discuss teaching theory, teaching techniques, and the latest in research on science education. No previous teaching experience needed, just an interest to learn! Date: September 15 Time: 4pm Location: 11455 MRBIV…

Posted on September 14, 2015 in News, ,


Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM” is a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and representatives of university teaching centers.  As previously mentioned,…

Posted on June 4, 2015 in Resource, , , ,


Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM” is a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and representatives of university teaching centers.  As previously mentioned,…

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Resource, , , ,


Vanderbilt CIRTL Programs for Future STEM Faculty

The Vanderbilt University Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (VU-CIRTL) is offering three programs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students and postdocs interested in future faculty careers. Details below, with information about CFT connections in parentheses. Evidence-Based Teaching Workshop – This two-day workshop (June 4th and 5th) is designed…

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Events, ,


A Panel Discussion on Diversity in STEM, June 2nd, 2:30-4:00pm

Next week, the Black Engineering PhDs project is hosting a multi-disciplinary panel discussion on diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). From the announcement: “On June 2, 2015, at 2:30 pm, there will be an all-star group of scholars assembled for an open conversation on the challenges and the potential solutions to address diversity…

Posted on May 28, 2015 in News, ,


Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM” is a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and representatives of university teaching centers.  As previously mentioned,…

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Resource, , , ,


Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows

  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 by offering the BOLD Fellows program. The CFT honors the six faculty/student teams that created online instructional modules during the program’s inaugural year! We invite you to hear presentations of their…

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Events, News, , , ,


Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM” is a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and representatives of university teaching centers.  As previously mentioned,…

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Resource, , , , ,