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Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshop: Teaching 101

Sep. 19, 2019—Have you been thrust into an instructional role for which you feel unprepared? Are you a multi-semester teacher who wants a refresher on some of the basics? Regardless of your teaching experience, this workshop will provide practical, concrete guidance on the mechanics of teaching and classroom presence, with an eye towards small tweaks and adjustments...

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Teaching Writing Workshop Series: Responding to Student Writing

Sep. 16, 2019—Over the course of the academic year, the Writing Studio leads a series of faculty workshops focused on different aspects of teaching writing. Workshops provide participants with current research, strategies for best practices, and a forum for discussing how these approaches might be adapted to teaching writing in their disciplines. The Teaching Writing Workshop Series...

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Student motivation journal club: Starting the year with a framework to understand motivation

Sep. 12, 2019—by Cynthia J. Brame, CFT Associate Director Last week, my colleague Heather Fedesco and I convened the first meeting of a new, CFT-sponsored journal club on student motivation. We were excited to see the 15 or so faculty members who were there (and to get emails from others who had to miss it but plan...

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Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshop: Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement

Sep. 11, 2019—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.   Date: Monday, September 16 Time: 12:30-2:00 pm Location:...

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Vanderbilt Instructors Open Their Classroom Doors September 9-13

Sep. 9, 2019—Would you like to watch one of your colleagues teach to see how they manage the classroom, engage students, or address challenging subjects? Do you ever feel like you toil in private to learn how to teach? You’re not alone. Too often in higher education we instructors do not have the opportunity to watch and...

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Need Help Using Brightspace as you Plan for Fall Classes?

Aug. 16, 2019—As you prepare your fall courses, keep in mind all of the Brightspace resources we offer here at the Center for Teaching. July is a great time to get started! Great news! Brightspace now has an Annotations Tool for grading! Learn more about how to use the tool with this guide: Using the Annotations Tool. Please visit our on-demand...

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Take advantage of our last Top Hat virtual office hour before classes start!

Aug. 15, 2019—Interested in learning more about the new and advanced features of Top Hat? Are you using Top Hat but have some questions regarding your specific use case? Get help and answers about Top Hat during our virtual open office hour session. During these open sessions, you set the agenda! Quintin Peirce from Top Hat will...

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Get help and answers to you Top Hat questions during our virtual office hours

Aug. 14, 2019—Interested in learning more about the new and advanced features of Top Hat? Are you using Top Hat but have some questions regarding your specific use case? Get help and answers about Top Hat during one of our virtual open office hour sessions. During these open sessions, you set the agenda! Quintin Peirce from Top...

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Teaching at Vanderbilt: New Faculty Orientation August 15th

Aug. 13, 2019—  At the beginning of every academic year, the Center for Teaching hosts “Teaching at Vanderbilt,” an orientation for junior and senior faculty new to Vanderbilt. The orientation features an introduction to strategies for launching a successful teaching career at Vanderbilt, with concurrent sessions on a variety of practical topics. Teaching at Vanderbilt is an...

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Just-in-Time Teaching Conference August 19th and 20th

Aug. 9, 2019—It’s never too late to make a good decision, right?  Although planning fall courses starts long before the start of classes, we recognize that many instructors are still making course design and implementation decisions right up to the wire.  That’s why we’re offering a variety of teaching workshops for Vanderbilt instructors on August 19th and...

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