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Summer Intensive Grad and Postdoc Programs at the CFT

The Center for Teaching is happy to announce that we are offering two Summer Intensive programs this May for Vanderbilt graduate students and postdocs.  The first Summer Intensive program is for the Certificate in Humanities Teaching & Learning (CHTL) and is open to humanities graduate students and postdocs.  Similar to our academic year-long version of the CHTL,…

Posted on April 20, 2017 in Events, , , ,


Listen to the Leading Lines Podcast with William Pannapacker

In the latest episode of the Leading Lines podcast Stacey M. Johnson interviews William Pannapacker, DuMez Professor of English and Senior Director of the Mellon Grand Challenges Presidential Initiative at Hope College in Michigan. Pannapacker is a Walt Whitman scholar, and a proponent and supporter of the digital liberal arts. In the interview, he talks about…

Posted on April 17, 2017 in Podcast, ,


Apply to be a Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow!

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The  program is designed to help you: Learn from the teaching experiences of colleagues Develop skills that will enable you to analyze and improve your teaching over time Build a teaching community at Vanderbilt Learn to balance and integrate your teaching and…

Posted on April 14, 2017 in News,


Course Design Grad Student & Postdoc Workshop

Many graduate students do not get the opportunity to design their own syllabi or design and organize their courses. This workshop has been developed to assist graduate students in being more aware and intentional about how to design a course and syllabus overall. The workshop will include feedback from faculty in various departments about their thought…

Posted on April 10, 2017 in Events, , ,


Junior Faculty Spotlight: Guojun Wang

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Guojun Wang, Asian Studies, talks about his teaching philosophy and interests. As a scholar, I mainly study late imperial Chinese literature and culture. At Vanderbilt, I teach an array of subjects related to Chinese literature. The courses I offer…

Posted on April 7, 2017 in News,


Teaching Difference, and Power Symposium: Class Matters

This year, the Center for Teaching hosted a learning community of faculty and graduate students focused on social class, particularly the challenges faced by lower income and first generation students in the classroom, and class-conscious methods of teaching. On April 25th, join the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching for an end-of-year symposium in which we’ll share…

Posted on April 5, 2017 in Events, , ,