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Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching Wrapup and Review

Jun. 7, 2023—This May, the CFT hosted its third annual Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching. Instructors and staff from across campus participated in the event, delving into the scholarship on inclusive teaching and applying it via course design work. Over four days, they met with each other in large and small groups, and with resource faculty...

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JFTF Spotlight on Danyelle Valentine

May. 25, 2023—Throughout the year, the CFT highlights the work of their Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Danyelle Valentine shares about her work as a Fellow.   I am a Senior Lecturer in both American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. My research interests explore histories of resistance to bondage, migration, and freedom throughout the Black Atlantic. My...

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New Book Edited by CFT Assistant Director, Stacey Johnson

May. 3, 2023—Check out this recently published book edited by the CFT’s own Assistant Director Stacey Johnson. Entitled How We Take Action: Social Justice in PK-16 Language Classrooms and published by Information Age Publishing just this month, this volume brings together practical examples of social justice in language education from a wide range of contexts. Even language...

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JFTF Spotlight on Divya Chaudhry

Apr. 18, 2023—Throughout the year, the CFT highlights the work of their Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Divya Chaudhry shares about her work as a Fellow. I am a senior lecturer in Hindi-Urdu at Vanderbilt University, passionate about teaching Hindi and Urdu languages, as well as South Asian culture. My instructional decision making can be best...

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2023 Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching

Apr. 12, 2023—We invite you to join our Course Design Institute on the theme of Inclusive Teaching. This event will have an in-person component for those in the area but will be available virtually via Brightspace and Zoom, May 8 – 11 (9am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and 9-12:30pm Thursday). During the four-day institute, participants will (re)design...

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JFTF Spotlight on Lynn Punnoose

Apr. 3, 2023—Throughout the year, the CFT highlights the work of their Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Lynn Punnoose shares about her work as a Fellow.   I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt and a cardiologist specializing in advanced heart failure. I am passionate about education both for our faculty and trainees, and...

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JFTF Spotlight on Courtney Johnson

Feb. 28, 2023—Throughout the year, the CFT highlights the work of their Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Courtney Johnson shares about her work as a Fellow. I consider myself a lifelong learner, so I am always looking for ways to refine my teaching methods, and the JFTF program has allowed me to do that. I have...

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