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The mission of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching is to promote university teaching that leads to meaningful student learning. Our offerings are available to any members of the Vanderbilt community interested in developing their teaching practices.

Come Work at the Center for Teaching!

Feb. 22, 2018—Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as those interested in developing teaching skills for future faculty careers. The CFT has several types...

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Latest Podcast Episodes on Ed Tech in Higher Education

Feb. 20, 2018—The latest pair of episodes look at the use of laptops in the classroom. Both episodes blow up the assumption that laptops are for notetaking, and they push back on that transmission model of college teaching. Both episodes also explore the use of active learning classrooms, classrooms that are outfitted with a range of educational...

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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Carol Ziegler

Feb. 19, 2018—Carol Ziegler I teach in Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing in the MSN and DNP programs. In my role as faculty, I have the great pleasure of teaching in a wide range of courses that focus on the development of diverse skillsets and the mixed delivery format supported by VUSN affords extensive creativity in content development...

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Celebration of Learning Provides Snapshot of Immersive Student Learning at Vanderbilt

Feb. 14, 2018—The CFT hosted a Celebration of Learning Jan. 29 that featured 34 student projects, posters and presentations from across campus. Students from six colleges and schools exhibited digital timelines, service learning projects, computer games, manufacturing equipment, podcasts, lab research and other products of their work. “The goal of the event was to provide a picture...

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Brightspace Support and Workshops for February

Feb. 12, 2018—During drop-in hours, faculty and staff who have Brightspace-related questions can stop by the workshop space of the CFT (even without an appointment) and find a team of specialists ready to assist.  * We can get you up to speed with Brightspace’s new features, assist with building your course content, or help you solve technical...

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Rethinking the Presentation of the Teaching Guide

Feb. 11, 2018—by Ryan Bowen, CFT Graduate Assistant When we try a new teaching approach, we may have a sense that there is research that can help us make choices about how to implement it. Often, however, it can be a challenge to find that research. What journals is it found in? What are the right terms...

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