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Writing a Diversity Statement Workshop April 12th

Apr. 4, 2018—The CFT has partnered with The Office of Inclusive Excellence and The Office for Career Development at The Graduate School to provide an introductory workshop on developing a written diversity statement. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their...

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Teaching, Difference, and Power: Disability and Learning Meeting March 15th

Mar. 12, 2018—Higher education today is home to an increasingly diverse student population with a wide variety of needs and abilities.  This presents innumerable opportunities to enliven and enhance the intellectual dynamism of our classes and campuses.  To take full advantage of these opportunities, university educators must develop the knowledge and skills of teaching inclusively to diverse...

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

Jan. 8, 2018—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,...

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Summer Intensive Grad and Postdoc Programs at the CFT

Apr. 20, 2017—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,...

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Teaching Difference, and Power Symposium: Class Matters

Apr. 5, 2017—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...

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Multi-disciplinary Panel Discussion on Diversity in STEM

May. 26, 2016—On June 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm CT, there will be an all-star group of Black scholars assembled for a candid conversation on the challenges and the potential solutions to address diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Directly after the panel discussion, there will be a reception in the lobby of the Wyatt...

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Gender Awareness and Inclusion Forums

Apr. 5, 2016—The Faculty Senate is hosting two Gender Awareness and Inclusion Forums, April 1st in Sarratt Student Center 112, and April 6th in Mayborn 204, both from 4-5pm.  The purpose of the forums is to help faculty, students, and staff become more aware of the ways to create a more civil and inclusive campus — but...

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Teaching Workshops to Help You Prepare for Fall Courses

Aug. 10, 2015—During the week classes begin, the CFT will be offering the following workshops for new and returning faculty: Teaching Inclusively to Diverse Groups Date: Monday, August 24 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Center for Teaching Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT Assistant Director Audience: New and Returning Faculty In our increasingly diverse classrooms, it is important to support the development...

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Teaching Inclusively to Diverse Groups

Jul. 24, 2015—Date: Monday, August 24 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: Center for Teaching Facilitator: Joe Bandy, CFT Assistant Director Audience: New and Returning Faculty In our increasingly diverse classrooms, it is important to support the development of every student and to structure equal opportunities for learning for all who enroll.  Unfortunately, our teaching practices may fall short in...

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Symposium on Teaching, Difference, and Power April 21st, 2pm

Apr. 13, 2015—Among the greatest challenges facing higher education in the US is the difficulty of creating diverse and democratic campus cultures and confronting, rather than replicating, an array of social inequalities. The Center for Teaching selected “Teaching, Difference, and Power” as its annual theme to understand the challenges educators face in negotiating difference and power in...

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