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‘Student Expectations’

Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflict in Graduate Education

Mar. 18, 2014—Professors Rique Campa and Judith Stoddart, Michigan State University, will lead an interactive session for faculty, teaching an interest-based approach to setting expectations and resolving conflicts among graduate students and faculty. The discussion will focus on ways to identify common interests that can help construct mutually satisfying options. This will be a “train the trainer”...

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Episode 40 – From a Student’s View: AXLE Writing Requirements

Mar. 21, 2013—In this first installment of a two-part podcast, our CFT student reporter, Erin Baldwin, hears thoughts from a Vanderbilt junior about the Achieving Excellence in Liberal Education core curriculum (more commonly referred to as the AXLE requirements) that all students in the College of Arts and Science must fulfill. http://wp0.vanderbilt.edu/cft/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep40_axle1.mp3 [MP3, 6 min 30 sec]...

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From a Student’s View: Group Work

Nov. 28, 2012—This is a guest post by Erin Baldwin, Vanderbilt Class of 2014, College of Arts and Sciences. The post is part of our ongoing “From a Student’s View” blog series. We occasionally feature guest posts here on the blog as part of our efforts to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning among Vanderbilt faculty, students,...

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Upcoming Event: A Conversation among Students and Faculty: Describing, Achieving, and Sustaining Deep Learning

Mar. 21, 2012—Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching! Date & Time:      Thursday, March 22, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator:           Milt Cox, Educational Consultant Format:                Conversation on Teaching Audience:           Faculty, Students (Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students), Post-docs, and Staff Instructors want the students in their courses to engage in deep learning, learning that is meaningful and...

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Fostering Student Engagement- NSSE Annual Results 2011

Nov. 18, 2011—Last spring, about 2.1 million students at more than 750 colleges and universities were invited to report on their in- and out-of-class learning experiences by completing the NSSE survey. The near-record number of participating institutions signifies continued interest in student engagement as a useful and informative way for institutional leaders, faculty, and others to gain...

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Academic Technology Expectations – Highlights from a Conversation

Nov. 8, 2011—By Rhett McDaniel On October 27th, the CFT hosted a Conversation on Teaching titled “Student Expectations: Academic Technology.” The group investigated some of the assumptions and beliefs we might hold regarding student expectations around academic technology. We also discussed various potential conflicts and consequences around the issue. The conversation was exploratory in nature, designed to...

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A Conversation on Student and Faculty Expectations for Writing

Nov. 1, 2011—This is a guest post by Katherine Fusco, assistant director at the Vanderbilt Writing Studio and lecturer in English. On September 27th, the CFT and the Writing Studio co-hosted an event centered on what faculty and students think about writing. When I work with student writers at the Writing Studio, I sometimes find myself beating...

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Upcoming Event: Student Expectations – Academic Technology

Oct. 25, 2011—Have you registered yet?  Register Now for Student Expectations: Academic Technology. Time & Date: Thursday, October 27, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator: Rhett McDaniel, Educational Technologist, CFT Format: Conversation on Teaching Audience: Faculty, Graduate and Professional Students, Post-docs, and Staff Technology is often promoted as an empowering tool that can help faculty work more efficiently and students understand more...

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Upcoming Event: A Conversation on Student and Faculty Expectations for Writing

Sep. 20, 2011—Have you registered for A Conversation on Student and Faculty Expectations for Writing? Register now for this Conversation on Teaching. Co-Sponsored by the Writing Studio Time & Date: Tuesday, September 27, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator: Derek Bruff, CFT Acting Director Format: Conversation on Teaching Audience: Faculty, Graduate and Professional Students, Post-docs, and Staff In one class, an instructor...

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Teaching and Learning from a Student’s View

Jul. 8, 2011—This year at the CFT, we’re exploring the topic of negotiating student expectations about teaching and learning.  We’ve found that when students and faculty have very different expectations, a variety of challenges can result, frequently leading to frustration for both teachers and students. As part of our exploration this past spring, we recruited four undergraduate...

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