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‘Student Expectations’

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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Student and Faculty Expectations about Responsibilities – Highlights from a Conversation

Apr. 15, 2011—by CFT Assistant Director Derek Bruff Last month, the CFT hosted a conversation titled “Negotiating Student Expectations about Freedom and Responsibility.” We’ve found that when students and faculty have very different expectations about teaching and learning, a variety of teaching challenges can result, frequently leading to frustration for both teachers and students. We’re planning to...

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From a Student’s View: Distributions of Grades

Apr. 14, 2011—This is a guest post by Travis Meyer, Vanderbilt Class of 2012 and biomedical engineering major. The post is part of our spring “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, and...

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From a Student’s View: Fair Attendence Policies

Mar. 21, 2011—This is a guest post by Erin Baldwin, Vanderbilt Class of 2014. The post is part of our spring “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, and staff. We recognize that...

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What Should You Do When Student Evaluations Are Wrong?

Mar. 10, 2011—by Derek Bruff, Assistant Director Over on the ProfHacker blog today, Vanderbilt PhD alumna Heather Whitney shares her recent experience discovering that students were saying things on her end-of-course feedback survey that were verifiably incorrect. Several students complained that they felt it unfair that they weren’t told how their final projects were going to be...

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From a Student’s View: Freedom and Structure within a Course

Feb. 21, 2011—This is a guest post by Mara Truslow, Vanderbilt Class of 2013 and Ingram Scholar. The post is part of our spring “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, and staff....

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From a Student’s View: What Does an A Mean?

Feb. 14, 2011—This is a guest post by Xiaoyu Qi, Vanderbilt Class of 2012, the first in our spring “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, and staff. We recognize that everyone’s teaching...

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Student and Faculty Expectations about Grades – Highlights from a Conversation

Feb. 3, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Last week, the CFT hosted a conversation titled “Negotiating Student Expectations about Grades and Goals.” We’ve found that when students and faculty have very different expectations about teaching and learning, a variety of teaching challenges can result, frequently leading to frustration for both teachers and students. We’re planning to...

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