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HASTAC Scholars program now accepting applications!

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is a global network of individuals and institutions brought together by their shared interest in the intersections of digital media, 21st-century education, the digital humanities, science, technology, and the arts. Up to nine Vanderbilt University graduate students will be appointed as HASTAC Scholars. Scholars will be matched to…

Posted on June 29, 2017 in News, Resource, , ,


Learn about Top Hat, Vanderbilt’s NEW Classroom Response System

Tuesday, June 27th 2-3pm If you have previously used TurningPoint or another classroom response system and plan to incorporate polling in your class this fall, then this demo session is for you! Top Hat is the first classroom response system to be adopted campus-wide at Vanderbilt. Top Hat will be available to faculty, students, and…

Posted on June 20, 2017 in News, , ,


Top Hat Training Opportunity This Week!

Thursday, June 15th 10:00 am Top Hat is the first classroom response system to be adopted campus-wide at Vanderbilt. Top Hat will be available to faculty, students, and staff across campus starting July 2017.  Instructors teaching with “clickers” are invited to consider Top Hat for in-class student polling. In this web-based introductory session, Kara Dingboom,…

Posted on June 12, 2017 in Events, , ,


One BOLD-Fellows Journey from Cellular Platelet Biologist to Discovery Science Educator

by Kendra Oliver, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension and former CFT BOLD Fellow Only a few days after my graduation with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, I had the opportunity to attend the BOLD Fellows annual presentation session. Over the next hour, I heard from Fellows from many different disciplines describe innovating…

Posted on June 8, 2017 in News, , , , ,


Newly Revised CFT Guide on Course Design

The Understanding by Design teaching guide was recently updated by Ryan Bowen, a graduate teaching fellow at the Center for Teaching. Understanding by Design is a book written by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe that offers a framework for designing courses, content units, and lessons. The teaching guide walks readers through “backward design” which is…

Posted on June 5, 2017 in News, Resource, ,


CFT is accepting applications for an Instructional Technologist!

We’re hiring! The CFT is seeking applicants for an Instructional Technologist position. This position will support faculty, students, and staff at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Brightspace, Vanderbilt’s course management system, and other online learning platforms.  The Instructional Technologist will report to the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational Technology and work…

Posted on June 2, 2017 in News,


CFT Celebrates Certificate in College Teaching Graduates

Congratulations to the all the participants who completed the Certificate in College Teaching, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, and the Certificate in Humanities Teaching and Learning this past year! The purpose of the certificate programs is to assist graduate students and post doctoral fellows who wish to gain a clearer,…

Posted on May 10, 2017 in News, ,


We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. Tenure-track and non-tenure track, full-time faculty who will be in their second through sixth year in 2017-2018 are eligible to apply. Fellows will participate in a series of faculty development opportunities designed to enhance their teaching and build their teaching community. They…

Posted on May 9, 2017 in News, , ,


Reflections from the Teaching Difference, and Power Symposium: Class Matters

On April 25th, the CFT hosted a Teaching, Difference, and Power symposium focused on the ways teaching and learning can be shaped or challenged by social class.  This was as an event to celebrate and extend discussions that took place over the Fall and Spring of a CFT learning community on social class. About thirty…

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Events, News, ,


BOLD Fellow’s Work Highlighted on American Society for Microbiology Education Blog

by Rachel Biel, CFT Undergraduate Intern In this edition of the CFT blog, we want to highlight the work of a past Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellow, Noah Green. Noah was a BOLD Fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year, and finished his doctoral studies in biological sciences in May of 2015. He currently…

Posted on April 24, 2017 in News, Resource, , , ,