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Teaching, Difference, and Power

Be Part of the Teaching, Gender, and Sexuality Learning Community

All year, the CFT continues its attention to issues of teaching, difference, and power by organizing a learning community on Teaching, Gender, and Sexuality.  The hope for the group is to have a dynamic discussion of, both the many issues that arise when teaching a student body of varied gendered and sexual identities, and how…

Posted on September 4, 2015 in News, , ,


A Panel Discussion on Diversity in STEM, June 2nd, 2:30-4:00pm

Next week, the Black Engineering PhDs project is hosting a multi-disciplinary panel discussion on diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). From the announcement: “On June 2, 2015, at 2:30 pm, there will be an all-star group of scholars assembled for an open conversation on the challenges and the potential solutions to address diversity…

Posted on May 28, 2015 in News, ,


CFT Teaching Guides Week: Day 2

Day 2: Teaching Students with Disabilities Students of all abilities and backgrounds want classrooms that are inclusive and convey respect. For those students with disabilities, the classroom setting may present certain challenges that need accommodation and consideration. – “Teaching Students with Disabilities” CFT Teaching Guide   Today’s featured teaching guide is “Teaching Students with Disabilities“,…

Posted on May 19, 2015 in News, Resource, ,


CFT Teaching Guides Week: Day 1

Here at the Center for Teaching, we’re always having conversations around best teaching practices that promote student learning, and we look to develop content that shares these reflections and conversations in the form of our teaching guides and blog posts.  Now that the academic year has come to a “close”, we’re excited to look back…

Posted on May 18, 2015 in News, Resource, ,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

From the Director: Teaching, Difference, and Power Symposium in Review

By Derek Bruff, CFT Director On April 21st, the Center for Teaching held a symposium as the final event in our “Teaching, Difference, and Power” theme year.  The CFT selected this theme for 2014-15 as a way to explore the challenges all educators face in negotiating difference and power in their classrooms.  When we selected…

Posted on May 11, 2015 in News, ,


Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM” is a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and representatives of university teaching centers.  As previously mentioned,…

Posted on April 30, 2015 in Resource, , , , ,


Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow The CFT is in the thirteenth week of “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM,” a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and representatives…

Posted on April 23, 2015 in Resource, , , , ,


Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow The CFT is in the twelfth week of “Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM,” a blog series that spotlights some of the videos produced at Vanderbilt for the CIRTL MOOC course, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This course drew on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and representatives…

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Resource, , , , ,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

Symposium on Teaching, Difference, and Power April 21st, 2pm

Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US is the difficulty of creating diverse and democratic campus cultures and confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities. The Center for Teaching selected “Teaching, Difference, and Power” as its annual theme to understand the challenges educators face in negotiating difference and power in…

Posted on April 13, 2015 in Events, News, , ,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

Symposium on Teaching, Difference, and Power Scheduled for April 21st

Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US is the difficulty of creating diverse and democratic campus cultures and confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities. The Center for Teaching selected “Teaching, Difference, and Power” as its annual theme to understand the challenges educators face in negotiating difference and power in…

Posted on March 12, 2015 in Events, News, , ,