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Junior Faculty Spotlight: Mary Lauren Pfieffer and Natasha McClure

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Mary Lauren Pfieffer, Nursing, and Natasha McClure, nursing, talk about their teaching philosophy and interests. * Mary Lauren Pfieffer I currently teach in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Ultimately, I am preparing graduate nursing...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 in News | Tags: , No Comments »


Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement Workshop

In this workshop, we will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome. . … Facilitators: Kylie Korsnack & Sara Beck, CFT...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018 in News | No Comments »


From the Director

Happy New Year! We’re off and running here at the Center for Teaching, with a variety of opportunities for you to refine your teaching skills and experiment with new teaching practices. Looking at the semester ahead, let me draw your attention to a few highlights: On January 29th, the CFT will hold a Celebration of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 in News | Tags: , , , No Comments »


Celebration of Learning: An Exhibition of Students as Producers

On Monday, January 29th, the Center for Teaching will hold a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event will feature posters, presentations, and performances by students from all over campus, sharing what they have learned, created, designed, and discovered. The event will provide the Vanderbilt community with a picture of immersive...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 in Events | Tags: No Comments »


Brightspace Support Hours for January

We hope you have used the on-demand resources available on our Brightspace support site, but have you also checked out the Brightspace blog recently? In addition to important information about Vanderbilt’s course management system, the blog is where we share news and tips that will help you take advantage of all that Brightspace has to...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 in News, Resource | Tags: No Comments »


The Office for Inclusive Excellence announces two new faculty workshops for January

On Thursday, January 18th, two workshops featuring the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble (CITE) will be offered as part of the Faculty Insights Series. It Depends on the Lens This workshop presents a complex, realistic interaction of a search committee evaluating candidates during a review of submitted materials in order to stimulate discussion about the behaviors,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, January 8th, 2018 in Events, News | Tags: , , No Comments »


Junior Faculty Spotlight: Kanah Lewallen

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Kanah Lewallen, nursing, talks about their teaching philosophy and interests. Within the School of Nursing, I have the pleasure to instruct students in the Adult Gerontological Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner programs. My teaching philosophy is primarily focused...... KEEP READING

Posted on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 in News | Tags: , , No Comments »


Brightspace Support Hours for December

We will have regular support including email, phone, and in-person support available through Tuesday, December 19th.   We will be providing email only support on the following days through the end of December: Wednesday, December 20th 7am-11pm Tuesday, December 26th 10am-12pm and 4-6pm for live email support Thursday, December 28th 10am-12pm and 4-6pm for live...... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Junior Faculty Spotlight: Teresa Dunleavy

Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, Teresa Dunleavy, Teaching & Learning, talks about her teaching philosophy and interests. I am a learner. I am a teacher. I am a teacher educator. In my work, I strive toward equity in mathematics education. These identities are a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017 in News | Tags: , No Comments »


The CFT is Hiring – Assistant Director Applications Due January 22nd

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching is seeking an Assistant Director who will promote effective teaching across campus.  The Assistant Director will work with graduate students, faculty, and others in the Vanderbilt teaching community to enhance student learning through the use of research-based practices in university teaching.  The Assistant Director will report to the Director...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials: Bryan Lowe

A blog series by Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Traditions of Japan and Korea     At the Association of Asian Studies Annual meeting this past March, I organized a roundtable entitled: “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials.” The idea was to have...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in Resource | Tags: , , , , No Comments »


Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials: Will Fleming

A blog series by Bryan Lowe Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Traditions of Japan and Korea     At the Association of Asian Studies Annual meeting this past March, I organized a roundtable entitled: “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials.” The idea was to have...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 in Resource | Tags: , , No Comments »


Latest Podcast Episodes on Ed Tech in Higher Education

In the latest episode of Leadning Lines, we talk with Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor of health policy at Vanderbilt. He discusses his interest in designing assignments for students that give them opportunities to make a different in the world outside their classroom. One of those assignments was “Health Policy Radio,” a podcast that he and his...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Brightspace Drop-in Hours for November

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. * Mondays 9-11am and 2-4pm Tuesdays 9-11am Wednesdays 2-4pm Fridays 9-11am We will not be holding drop-in hours during the week of Thanksgiving, however,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in News | Tags: No Comments »


Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials: Halle O’Neal

A blog series by Bryan Lowe Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Traditions of Japan and Korea     At the Association of Asian Studies Annual meeting this past March, I organized a roundtable entitled: “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Japanese Materials.” The idea was to have...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 in Resource | Tags: , , , No Comments »