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‘Teaching Visit’

Thank You Open Classroom Hosts!

Oct. 15, 2017—On September 5th and 6th the Center for Teaching hosted our program, The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits, for the second year. The event featured 50 different hosts who graciously and bravely opened their classrooms to a total of over 75 visitors.  This gave the visitors the valuable opportunity to observe high quality...

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Vanderbilt Instructors Open Their Classoom Doors on September 5th and 6th

Aug. 4, 2017—Would you like to watch one of your colleagues teach to see how they manage the classroom, engage students, or address challenging subjects? Do you ever feel like you toil in private to learn how to teach? You’re not alone. Too often in higher education we instructors do not have the opportunity to watch and...

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Instructors Open Classroom Doors for Two Days of Teaching Visits Across Campus

Oct. 6, 2016—by Marianna Sharp, CFT Communications Intern This year’s Open Dores Teaching Visits program was a success. On September 27th and 28th dozens of faculty, post-docs, and graduate students visited forty classrooms and observed the teaching practices of faculty in a wide variety of disciplines. On Wednesday afternoon, a number of the hosts and visitors gathered...

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Open Dores: Two Days of Teaching Visits

Sep. 21, 2016—by Marianna Sharp, CFT Communications Intern On September 27th and 28th some of Vanderbilt’s talented faculty members will be opening their classrooms to their fellow professors and graduate students. This year’s Open Dores CFT event differs somewhat from past years’ Teaching Visit programming—more condensed, but with a wider selection of classrooms open for visitors. In...

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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit/3/21/16 with Kane Jennings, Professor of hemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Mar. 10, 2016—Kane Jennings, Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering CHBE 4860/5860: Molecular Aspects of Chemical Engineering Kane Jennings is the Department Chair and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research efforts are aimed at the molecular design and fabrication of new surfaces and materials that mimic, replicate, or employ highly functional biological systems. In his...

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Upcoming Teaching Visit Opportunity

Jan. 27, 2016—The Teaching Visits program is an important way by which the CFT promotes collaborative inquiry and reflection, providing case-based opportunities for Vanderbilt teachers to consider choices they have when constructing their classes. A small group of visitors observes a host’s class on a selected day and then engages in an hour of conversation with the instructor...

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From the Director

Jan. 21, 2016—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to another busy semester at the Center for Teaching. A few highlights… We are organizing several faculty teaching visits this spring. These visits provide instructors the opportunity to sit in on a colleague’s class, then engage that colleague in conversation about teaching choices. Doug...

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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Dr. Leigh Gilchrist: Thursday, Nov 12th

Nov. 5, 2015—Leigh Gilchrist, Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Human and Organizational Development HOD 3221: Health Service Delivery to Diverse Populations Leigh Gilchrist is Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Peabody College.  In HOD 3221:...

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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Dr. Katherine Crawford: Monday, Nov 2nd

Oct. 26, 2015—Katherine Crawford, Professor of History and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies HIST 2835: Sexuality and Gender in the Western Tradition Katherine Crawford is Professor of History and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies.  In HIST 2835: Sexuality and Gender in the Western Tradition, she helps students come to understand the complexities of social and...

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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Dr. Lisa Guenther: Tuesday, Oct 20th

Oct. 14, 2015—Lisa Guenther, Associate Professor of Philosophy PHIL 2110: Contemporary Philosophy: Critical Responses to Mass Incarceration Lisa Guenther is Associate Professor of Philosophy.  In PHIL 2110: Contemporary Philosophy: Critical Responses to Mass Incarceration, she engages students in critical discussions of the issues raised by mass incarceration in the US, and as she states, “asking both what...

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