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Teaching at Vanderbilt (TAV)

Teaching at Vanderbilt is the Center for Teaching’s annual orientation for all new faculty members. The orientation is an opportunity for new faculty to meet each other and to learn how the Center for Teaching can support them throughout their Vanderbilt careers.

For 2020, Teaching at Vanderbilt consists of a one-hour Zoom session on Tuesday, August 18th, along with an invitation for new faculty to participate in the various workshops the Center for Teaching is offering throughout August. This isn’t our usual format, but this isn’t a usual year.

The Zoom session will feature an overview of Center for Teaching programs, services, and resources, with a particular focus on offerings to help faculty prepare for the fall semester, and an opportunity for new faculty to ask questions about teaching this fall.

To participate in the orientation on Tuesday, August 18th, scheduled for 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. , please register here.

As noted above, new faculty are also invited to participate in the various workshops the Center for Teaching is offering this August. These workshops come in two flavors:

  • Teaching Workshops – These workshops focus on practical, concrete strategies for common teaching tasks, challenges, and opportunities. This August, we’re offering workshops on online and hybrid teaching, leading discussions via Zoom, inclusive teaching, and teaching with digital media. See the Teaching Workshops page for details and registration links.
  • Brightspace Workshops – Brightspace is Vanderbilt’s course management system, and the Center for Teaching provides Brightspace support to the campus. Our Brightspace workshops for instructors interested in learning how to use Brightspace tools effectively and efficiently. See the Brightspace Workshops page for details and registration links.

The Center for Teaching wants to help new faculty start their Vanderbilt careers successfully! If you have questions about our 2020 faculty orientation or about other ways the CFT can be helpful, please let us know by emailing cft@vanderbilt.edu.