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New Faculty Learning Community for Environmental Course Development

Proposals are invited from faculty who wish to participate in a learning community at the Center for Teaching in 2017-2018 focused on course design for new courses in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies minor. Our plan is to have five meetings over the course of the year, culminating in a final celebration of the minor…

Posted on August 8, 2017 in News, ,


Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Dan Morgan

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Dan Morgan , Senior Lecturer in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests: “I enjoy teaching both scientists and nonscientists, and one of my teaching goals is to provide students with skills that…

Posted on November 11, 2014 in News, , , ,


Lessons from the Cumberland Project: Teaching Sustainability across the Curriculum

by Andrew Greer, 2013 Teaching Certificate Recipient and 2012-13 SoTL Scholar During the Celebration of Teaching on May 3, Jennifer Fay (Film Studies and English), James Fraser (HOD), and Larisa Grawe DeSantis (Earth and Environmental Sciences) discussed intriguing strategies to incorporate the essential topic of sustainability into the classroom in the contexts of cinematography, urban…

Posted on May 14, 2013 in News, , ,


Cumberland Project 2012 – Faculty Reflections

This guest post comes from James Fraser, Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development. He is also involved with the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment (VIEE) and the Program in American Studies. Fraser, along with 11 other participants, took part in a two-day retreat where instructors learned about the array of resources available…

Posted on June 11, 2012 in Events, News, , ,


Call for Proposals: The Cumberland Project

In this time of environmental change and uncertainty, institutions of higher education play a vital role in helping the public meet the numerous challenges to sustainability.  Many individuals and institutions have taken up this challenge, as evidenced by the development of organizations such as the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and…

Posted on January 12, 2012 in Events, ,


From the Stacks…

147 Tips for Teaching Sustainability: Connecting the Environment, the Economy, and Society by William M. Timpson, Brian Dunbar, Gailmarie Kimmel, Brett Bruvere, Peter Newman, and Hillary Mizia From the publisher… “We are the first generation capable of determining the habitability of the planet for humans and other species,” writes Anthony Cortese in the Foreword. “Teachers…

Posted on November 9, 2011 in Library, ,


The Cumberland Project Working Group

is home to a variety of discussions on teaching sustainability, ones that were the focal point of the inaugural Cumberland Project workshop last Spring.  The Cumberland Project is a two-day workshop on sustainability education each May that is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Program in American Studies and the Center for Teaching.  Regardless of whether you were…

Posted on October 7, 2011 in Events, ,


Episode 28 – Teaching Outside the Classroom: Part Two

On April 5, 2011, the Center for Teaching hosted a “Conversation on Teaching” on the topic of “Teaching Outside the Classroom.”  This is the second installment of a two-part podcast. In this episode, we join the discussion as David Furbish from Earth and Environmental Sciences as he reflects on his experiences teaching courses that involve…

Posted on July 5, 2011 in News, Podcast, , ,


New Resource on Teaching Outside the Classroom Now Available!

The CFT has created a new teaching guide: Teaching Outside the Classroom. Teaching and learning can become inherently spontaneous and student-centered when moved from the confines of the classroom into the world at large. This Web resource provides helpful tips and techniques to consider when preparing these learning experiences, along with the recourses you need…

Posted on June 8, 2011 in News, , ,


Episode 27 – Teaching Outside the Classroom: Part One

On April 5, 2011, the Center for Teaching hosted a “Conversation on Teaching” on the topic of “Teaching Outside the Classroom.”  This is the first installment of a two-part podcast. In this episode, we join the discussion as Steve Baskauf from Biology as he reflects on his experiences teaching courses that involve a field component….

Posted on June 1, 2011 in News, Podcast, , ,