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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Lorraine Lopez, Associate Professor of English, Tuesday, February 24th

ENGL 199: Foundations of Literary Study Imaginative Writing: Joining the Conversation Lorraine Lopez is an associate professor of English and co-director of Vanderbilt’s multidisciplinary program in Latino and Latina Studies. In this course, Lorraine helps her students consider the questions of what literature is and why it matters, using the students’ own creative work as…

Posted on February 10, 2015 in Events, News, , ,


Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Wednesday, February 18th

BME 260: Analysis of Biomedical Data Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of CIRTL-at-Vanderbilt, an initiative focused on professional development of STEM graduate students and post-docs around teaching. In BME 260, Anita focuses on helping students develop transferable skills in statistics that they can use to answer a variety of questions…

Posted on February 4, 2015 in Events, News, , , ,


Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Paul Kramer, Associate Professor of History Thursday, February 12th

HIST 272: Debating America in the World Paul Kramer is an associate professor of history and author of The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States and the Philippines.  In HIST 272, he guides upper level undergraduates as they consider the role of the United States in the world, considering issues of world leadership,…

Posted on January 29, 2015 in Events, News, , ,


Upcoming Converstation on Teaching with Dr. James Rhem Executive Editor, the National Teaching & Learning Forum: THE TEACHER IN THE MOVIES

The Teacher in the Movies Friday, January 30th 2:30-4:00 Vanderbilt Center for Teaching 1114 19th Ave. South. 3rd Floor James Rhem, Ph.D. Executive Editor, The National Teaching and Learning Forum Everyone carries an image of the teacher within them.  Just as everyone brings  “prior experience” to any relationship, every new teacher starts out on his…

Posted on January 29, 2015 in News,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

A New Guide on 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. The Center for Teaching has embarked upon a theme year on Teaching, Difference, and Power as a way to explore many of the challenges…

Posted on January 20, 2015 in Resource, , , , ,


Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Craig Smith, Associate Professor in Psychology and Human Development Friday January 30th

PSY-PC 1700: Social and Emotional Context of Cognition Craig Smith is Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development as well as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Peabody College. In PSY-PC 1700, he works with students to understand how the ways we perceive the world impact  a variety of cognitive processes, guiding the students through considerations of…

Posted on January 16, 2015 in Events, News, , ,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

A New Guide on Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom

Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US rests in its difficulties confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities, and in related efforts to create diverse and democratic campus cultures. These challenges touch every area of campus life, but no domain is as central to this work as the classroom. The…

Posted on November 17, 2014 in News, Resource, , , ,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

When Words Won’t Suffice

By Ben Galina, Graduate Teaching Fellow  Monday, November 3rd at 7:15pm, our learning community will meet at the Center for Teaching to discuss microagressions. For more information, stop by the CFT, check out our website, or email me or my co-facilitator, Brielle Harbin, for more information.  

Posted on October 29, 2014 in Events, News, , ,


Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Keivan Stassun, Professor Physics and Astronomy Tuesday, October 7th

ASTR 205: Principles of Astrophysics Keivan Stassun is a professor of astronomy and the co-director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt MA-to-PhD Bridge program. In ASTR 205, Keivan Stassun guides upper level undergraduates toward a greater understanding of the origin and evolution of matter as well as the tools and methods of astrophysics. Keivan describes his approach in…

Posted on September 29, 2014 in News,


Teaching, Difference, and Power

A Reflection on Facilitating Conversations on Difference and Power

By Brielle Harbin, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Conversations about race are often fraught. The remains of past hurts or misunderstandings fill our words with emotion and implicit meanings. Peeling back these layers often reveals hurt, hurt caused by feeling misunderstood or invalidated. These hurts dwell in all of us, even when they go unengaged. We…

Posted on September 26, 2014 in News, , ,