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‘Student Projects’

The Power of Design: What design projects can teach our students—and us

Feb. 13, 2014—By Cynthia J. Brame, Assistant Director  This year, the CFT has adopted a “Students as Producers” theme, exploring ways that instructors can scaffold their classes to help students do meaningful, creative work. Design projects, the linchpin of any engineering curriculum, illustrate some of the key benefits and lessons of helping your students be producers. I’ve...

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SoTL Spotlight: Reflections from a SoTL Project

Nov. 20, 2013—by Andrew Greer, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Learning happens (or doesn’t), and the processes often remain hidden. Teachers tend to modify their teaching with trial and error, and base these modifications on assumptions about the problems with student learning. However, instead of being guided by hunches, scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) researchers strive to...

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Self-Authoring Community Activism:
Women & Gender Studies Students as Producers

Oct. 30, 2013—by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director The CFT’s theme this year, “Students as Producers,” has given me the opportunity to talk with some talented and thoughtful colleagues across campus. On October 24, I brought together three of them to have a conversation on teaching about “Producing, Performing, & Creating Learning across the Humanities: Models of...

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Experiments in Open Education and Active Learning: A Report from the Celebration of Teaching

May. 21, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director, and Sarah Collier, 2013 Teaching Certificate Recipient and 2012-13 SoTL Scholar Colleges and universities across North America focus a significant amount of attention on the student-to-instructor ratios in their classrooms, often touting low ratios as reasons to enroll. In recent months, however, it has been fashionable to announce incredibly high...

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A Student Poster Conference – Spatial Analysis: Multidisciplinary Applications

Dec. 4, 2012—This year, the CFT has been creating and sharing a podcast series ‘Student Learning on Display’ which highlights student projects across a variety of disciplines. If you’ve been enjoying that series, you might like to see these student projects Wednesday afternoon. The poster session will include a diverse range of projects that integrate GIS-based spatial analyses....

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Episode 39 – Student Learning on Display: Vanderbilt Theater from 1940s to 1960s

Nov. 6, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a student poster session where he talks with Vanderbilt student Sam Mallick about how he spent the summer exploring the university’s collection of papers from Joseph E. Wright‘s tenure as director of the Vanderbilt Theatre. Sam participated in the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program (VUSRP). http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep41_axle2.mp3 [MP3,...

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Episode 38 – Student Learning on Display: Pump Up the Volume – Vandy Vinyl

Oct. 26, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, talks with Curb Scholars Branden Sanders, Keith Berquist, Daniel Eubanks, Harrison Shapley, and audio engineer, Scott Marquart about their Curb Creative Campus project where they developed a high-quality production studio to record independent projects of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students.  The studio is the centerpiece of a larger...

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Episode 37 – Student Learning on Display: Maleness in C-Ferns

Sep. 28, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a student poster session where he talks with two first-year biology students about their research project investigating the effects of antheridiogen, the pheromone which determines the sexual phenotype of gametophytes, on the germination rates of maleness in C-ferns. http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep37_cfern.mp3 [MP3, 7 min 53 sec]   To better...

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Episode 35 – Student Learning on Display: Electrocardiogram Chair

Aug. 29, 2012—In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a poster session where he talks with Hannah Pauly and Corey Peak, two members...

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Episode 34 – Student Learning on Display: Interactive Photo Exhibit

Aug. 15, 2012—In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode, we join CFT Assistant Director Nancy Chick, as she talks with Emily Cook, the 2011-12 Dean’s Fellow, about her...

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