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‘Teaching Writing’

Last Week’s “T.W.L.” Conversation on Teaching Writing: “Grading Is Teaching”

Sep. 24, 2013—by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Scott Juengel (English) talked about “Managing the Paper Load:  Grading Writing Efficiently and Effectively” with approximately 30 faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students on September 18. This lunchtime gathering was the second in the “Teaching. Writing. Learning.” series of conversations on teaching writing. Although he’s been at Vanderbilt...

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Conversations on Teaching Writing Under Way

Sep. 5, 2013—“Teaching. Writing. Learning.,” the new series of conversations on teaching writing across the campus, began last Wednesday.  Emily King (English), Richard Lloyd (Sociology), and Jonathan Gilligan (Earth & Environmental Sciences) were the invited guests for kick-off event entitled “Starting the Conversation: A Panel on Inspiring Your Students to Write.” Emily emphasized the need to define...

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Ask Professor Pedagogy: Assigning and Grading Writing

May. 3, 2013—Ask Professor Pedagogy is a twice monthly advice column written by Center for Teaching staff. One aspect of our mission is to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning, so we welcome questions and concerns that arise in the classroom; particularly those from Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff. If you have a question that you’d like...

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Episode 40 – From a Student’s View: AXLE Writing Requirements

Mar. 21, 2013—In this first installment of a two-part podcast, our CFT student reporter, Erin Baldwin, hears thoughts from a Vanderbilt junior about the Achieving Excellence in Liberal Education core curriculum (more commonly referred to as the AXLE requirements) that all students in the College of Arts and Science must fulfill. http://wp0.vanderbilt.edu/cft/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep40_axle1.mp3 [MP3, 6 min 30 sec]...

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Professors tweak their pedagogical style with blogs

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt faculty are increasing incorporating online wiring in their teaching. A recent article by Joan Brasher highlights the work of Assistant Professor of English Humberto Garcia and his course blog The Romantic Period: Romanticism and Apocalypse and Allison Schachter, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and English and her course blog Literature, Photography and Memory.  ...

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Writing in Space: Collaborative Writing in a Digital Age, November 7th

Nov. 3, 2011—CFT Acting Director Derek Bruff will be a panelist at a Vanderbilt Writing Studio event Monday, November 7th, from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Multipurpose Room 237. Details below… How do networked technologies open new, collaborative possibilities for the way we write? Please join us for a virtual discussion on innovative practices in...

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A Conversation on Student and Faculty Expectations for Writing

Nov. 1, 2011—This is a guest post by Katherine Fusco, assistant director at the Vanderbilt Writing Studio and lecturer in English. On September 27th, the CFT and the Writing Studio co-hosted an event centered on what faculty and students think about writing. When I work with student writers at the Writing Studio, I sometimes find myself beating...

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Upcoming Event: A Conversation on Student and Faculty Expectations for Writing

Sep. 20, 2011—Have you registered for A Conversation on Student and Faculty Expectations for Writing? Register now for this Conversation on Teaching. Co-Sponsored by the Writing Studio Time & Date: Tuesday, September 27, 4:10-5:30 Facilitator: Derek Bruff, CFT Acting Director Format: Conversation on Teaching Audience: Faculty, Graduate and Professional Students, Post-docs, and Staff In one class, an instructor...

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Teaching about Audience Using Projects for Outside Clients – A Conference Report

Jan. 17, 2011—by Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director Back in November I attended the 30th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University in Ohio. I thought I’d share some session highlights with my Vanderbilt colleagues. Here’s the first in a series of posts about the conference. Developing a Signature Pedagogy to Cross the Audience Threshold...

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Disciplinary Thinking and Metacognition – A Conference Report

Nov. 29, 2010—By Derek Bruff, CFT Assistant Director One of the sessions I attended earlier this month at the 2010 POD Network Conference in St. Louis was offered by Matt Kaplan and Deborah Meizlish of the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). The session was titled “Using Metacognition to Foster Students’ Disciplinary...

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