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‘Teaching Difference and Power’

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

Mar. 12, 2015—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...

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

Feb. 10, 2015—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...

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

Feb. 4, 2015—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...

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

Jan. 29, 2015—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,...

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

Jan. 29, 2015—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...

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A New Guide on Teaching Students with Disabilities

Jan. 20, 2015—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...

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

Jan. 16, 2015—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...

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A New Guide on Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom

Nov. 17, 2014—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...

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When Words Won’t Suffice

Oct. 29, 2014—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.  

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

Sep. 29, 2014—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...

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