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Meet the Newest Member of the CFT: Lead Instructional Technologist Paige Snay!

Sep. 23, 2019—Paige comes to Vanderbilt from Virginia Tech where she was an Information Technology Specialist. She looks forward to helping instructors build Brightspace courses where students will enjoy learning. Hopefully you will all get a chance to meet Paige either during drop-in hours or via email at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu where she will join Erica and Brandon on the support team....

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CFT Announces New Graduate Teaching Fellows

Sep. 10, 2019—L to R: Chad Carpenter (Mechanical Engineering), Rachel Gould (English), Leah Roberts (Human & Organizational Development), and Chelsea Yarborough (Religion) The Center for Teaching is excited to announce the Graduate Teaching Fellows for 2019-20. GTFs provide a variety of services for Vanderbilt’s graduate, post docs and professional students, including one-on-one consultations on teaching issues and professional development, syllabus...

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Teaching Workshops

May. 21, 2019—These workshops focus on practical, concrete strategies for common teaching tasks, challenges, and opportunities.  These sessions draw on research-based best practices from the literature on teaching and learning and help participants consider ways to apply those best practices in their teaching. Teaching Workshops are typically a mix of presentation, large group discussion, small group activities,...

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Strategies that Stick: Memorable Moments that Enhance Student Motivation

Oct. 22, 2018—Meet the newest assistant director at the CFT, Dr. Heather Fedesco! Prior to Vanderbilt, Heather served as the Mellon Pedagogy Researcher at Colorado College where she spent two years conducting research on student motivation.   Please join us as Heather shares some of her research exploring the teaching strategies that students find memorable and motivating...

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From the Director

Jan. 21, 2016—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to another busy semester at the Center for Teaching. A few highlights… We are organizing several faculty teaching visits this spring. These visits provide instructors the opportunity to sit in on a colleague’s class, then engage that colleague in conversation about teaching choices. Doug...

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The CFT Welcomes New Assistant Director Vivian Finch

Jul. 14, 2015—We’re excited to welcome Vivian Finch as the CFT’s newest Assistant Director.  Vivian’s name might sound familiar—she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the CFT last year and a Teaching Affiliate before that.  Vivian is graduating this summer from Vanderbilt with a PhD in German literature, and we’re happy to have Vivian continue her work...

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The CFT Welcomes New Assistant Director for Educational Technology Stacey Johnson

Jun. 10, 2015—We’re excited to announce the upcoming appointment of Stacey Johnson as the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational Technology. Beginning June 15th, Stacey will work with faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructors at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system, Blackboard, and other online learning platforms. Stacey is currently an...

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Farewell to Nancy Chick

Feb. 13, 2015—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that Assistant Director Nancy Chick will be leaving the CFT in March to take a position at the University of Calgary. Nancy has been appointed University Chair of Teaching and Learning, and Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching...

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Welcome to New CFT Administrative Assistant, Juliet Traub

Nov. 7, 2014—We’re very happy to welcome to the Center for Teaching our new administrative assistant, Juliet Traub.  Juliet comes to us from World View, a program at the University of North Carolina that equips teachers to integrate global education in K12 curricula, where she was the program manager.  Prior to that, Juliet served as an administrative...

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Welcome to New Program Coordinator

Aug. 15, 2013—The Center for Teaching extends a warm welcome to our new program coordinator, Tracy Tveit.  Tracy comes to us from Vanderbilt’s Department of Cancer Biology, where she was the graduate program education coordinator.  At the CFT, Tracy will work with our senior staff to coordinate events and programs for graduate students and faculty, including orientations, workshops,...

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