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Course Design Grad Student & Postdoc Workshop

Many graduate students do not get the opportunity to design their own syllabi or design and organize their courses. This workshop has been developed to assist graduate students in being more aware and intentional about how to design a course and syllabus overall. The workshop will include feedback from faculty in various departments about their thought…

Posted on April 10, 2017 in Events, , ,


New CFT Guide on Syllabus Design

Jessica Riviere, Senior Graduate Teaching Fellow has develeped a new online guide on the topic of syllabus design. The strongest syllabi are built on a solid foundation of course design. Therefore, you should start by developing learning goals that are appropriate for the level of the class and the students in it. These are goals…

Posted on May 15, 2014 in News, Resource, , , , ,


Syllabus Construction

by Jessica Riviere, Danielle Picard, and Richard Coble1   What does a syllabus contain? || How does tone affect learners? ||  What are examples of policies and resources I can use? || Where can I learn more? A syllabus serves many functions in a class. In The Course Syllabus: A Learning Centered Approach (2008, 2nd…

Posted on April 5, 2014 in ,


What’s In Your Syllabus?

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director I just posted my syllabus on YES (Your Enrollment Services, where students register online) as part of Vanderbilt’s effort to help students make informed choices about their courses, and I had a moment of anxiety.  Like Anne Bradstreet in “The Author to Her Book,” despite my worries that it’s…

Posted on January 7, 2014 in Commentary, News, ,


Making Student Thinking Visible: Metacognitive Practices in the Classroom

by Nancy Chick (CFT Assistant Director) and Katie Headrick Taylor (CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow) Every Friday, the four CFT Graduate Teaching Fellows and Assistant Director Nancy Chick meet to discuss the week’s activities and then explore something substantive, either through readings or guests.  We recently discussed the “Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles of 2012”…

Posted on March 11, 2013 in Commentary, , , , ,