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CFT Announce Graduate Teaching Fellows for 2020-21

Sep. 16, 2020—L to R Abena Boakyewa-Ansah (History), Amanda Brockman (Sociology), Leah Roberts (Human & Organizational Development), and Mohammad Meerzaei (Religion) The Graduate Teaching Fellows provide a variety of services for Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional students and postdocs, including one-on-one consultations on teaching issues and professional development, syllabus and course design, interpreting and responding to student evaluations, writing teaching statements, and engaging techniques such as discussion leading, lecturing,...

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Teaching Assistants’ Roles and Responsibilities During COVID-19

Aug. 20, 2020—By Leah Marion Roberts, Senior Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2020-2021 and Heather N. Fedesco, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching As new Teaching Assistant Orientation comes to an end this week, it is helpful to think through the roles and responsibilities graduate teaching assistants (TAs) may now face in their entirely online or hybrid with physical distancing...

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Teaching Assistant Orientation

Aug. 5, 2020—Many graduate students are awarded teaching assistantships, and while teaching assistant (TA) duties vary across departments, they all demand considerable skill and knowledge. These duties can include grading, consulting with students during office hours, leading discussion or problem sessions, teaching labs, or giving lectures. To assist new TAs as they prepare for their duties, the Vanderbilt...

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Teaching Assistant Orientation

Jul. 27, 2020—Many graduate students are awarded teaching assistantships, and while teaching assistant (TA) duties vary across departments, they all demand considerable skill and knowledge. These duties can include grading, consulting with students during office hours, leading discussion or problem sessions, teaching labs, or giving lectures. To assist new TAs as they prepare for their duties, the Vanderbilt...

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Incorporating Games into TA Orientation

Jan. 8, 2020—By Cait Kirby, CFT Teaching Affiliate and Biological Sciences PhD student In my role as a Teaching Affiliate at Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching, I lead an orientation event for a group of Biological Sciences Teaching Assistants (TAs). This orientation serves to educate new TAs about their roles, Vanderbilt policies, pedagogical techniques, and the types of...

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CFT Thanks Our Teaching Affiliates!

Sep. 20, 2019—L to R: Amanda Brockman (Sociology), Laura Carter-Stone (Teaching & Learning), Emma Guiberson (Chemistry), Ethan Joll (Biomedical Engineering), Cait Kirby (Biological Sciences), Kelley Knowles (Psychology), Nazirah Mohd Khairi (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Jose Luis de Ramon Ruiz (Spanish and Portuguese), Aaron Stevens (Physics and Astronomy), Nadejda Webb (English) Every August, the Center for Teaching...

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CFT Thanks our Teaching Affliliates!

Sep. 11, 2017—Kaleigh Bangor (German, Russian & East European Studies), Emma Banks (Anthropology), Todd Evans (Mechanical Engineering), Andrea Gardiner (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Kyle Godbey (Physics), Daniel Kidd (Physics), Danielle Kopke (Biological Sciences), Elleansar Okwei (Chemistry), Katie Yewell (Economics), Laine Walters Young (Divinity) Every August, the Center for Teaching offers Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO) to all new...

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Announcing the New Teaching Affiliates for 2015

Aug. 13, 2015—This year’s Teaching Affiliates are, left to right, Jennifer Bradham (Earth Science), Kristen Droege (Chemistry), Kelley Frances Fenelon (Human and Organizational Development), Tim Foster (Spanish),  Allison McGrath (Sociology), Kirsten Mendoza (English), Mike Moody (Economics), Matt Thompson (Chemical Engineering). The Center for Teaching is excited to announce the Teaching Affiliates for 2015. Teaching Affiliates create and...

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Announcing the New Teaching Affiliates for 2013

Aug. 14, 2013—This year’s graduate student Teaching Affliliates are, left to right, Oscar Ayala (Biomedical Engineering), Karen Childress (Economics),Vivian Finch (German), Jane Hirtle (Psychology and Human Development), Mary Keithly (Chemistry), Matt Owen (History), Ryan Ortega (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Danielle Picard (History), Tessy Sebastian (Biological Sciences), and Ansley Quiros (History). The Center for Teaching is excited to...

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From the Director: Students as Producers in 2013-14

Aug. 13, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director This summer I’ve been reading College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be by Columbia University humanities professor Andrew Delbanco.  The book is this year’s Commons Reading, and I hope it generates thoughtful conversations among the Class of 2017 about the college experience they begin this fall.  Between Delbanco’s book...

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