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HASTAC Scholars program now accepting applications!

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is a global network of individuals and institutions brought together by their shared interest in the intersections of digital media, 21st-century education, the digital humanities, science, technology, and the arts. Up to nine Vanderbilt University graduate students will be appointed as HASTAC Scholars. Scholars will be matched to…

Posted on June 29, 2017 in News, Resource, , ,


Microaggression Teaching Workshop March 16

When teaching, it is almost guaranteed that microaggressions will take place. These seemingly small, ostensibly singular manifestations of oppression can deleteriously effect the teaching-learning environment, our students, and ourselves. As common as microaggressions are, it is equally common that educators are at times unsure of the best way to intervene, particularly in ways that maintain…

Posted on March 8, 2017 in Events, News, , , ,


BOLD Fellow Kelly Gilmore Presents Poster at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Kelly Gilmore, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt, recently presented a poster of her BOLD Fellows project at the 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in August. Kelly’s poster, entitled “Establishing a Foundation of Acid-Base Chemistry Using an Interactive Online Module,” presented her research on an online…

Posted on September 12, 2016 in News, , , , ,


BOLD Fellow Kendra Oliver Presented on Student Blogs at 2016 Experimental Biology Conference

Kendra Oliver, a PhD student in Pharmacology and a CFT BOLD Fellow, presented a poster on her BOLD project at the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego in April. Her poster, entitled “Probing the use of web-logs (Blogs) to promote student ownership,” presented her research on an online learning module she created through the…

Posted on June 1, 2016 in News, , , ,


BOLD Fellow and Mentor Present at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders

BOLD Fellow Hannah Krimm and her faculty mentor, Melanie Schuele, Associate Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CAPCSD) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas in March. Their talk, entitled “Effect of an online learning module for transcription,” discussed the online learning module they…

Posted on May 31, 2016 in News, , , ,


BOLD Fellows Program is Accepting Applications

We are recruiting graduate students to participate in the BOLD Fellows program beginning in August 2016. The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules…

Posted on April 7, 2016 in News, , , ,


Crafting Teaching Statements Workshop for Graduate Student & Postdocs

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: Wednesday, February 10th Time: 4:15-5:45pm Location: Center for…

Posted on February 8, 2016 in Events, , ,


Grad Students, Come Work at the CFT!

Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as those interested in developing teaching skills for future faculty careers. The CFT has several types…

Posted on February 4, 2016 in News, , , , ,


Upcoming Graduate Student & Postdoc Teaching Workshop: Improv for the Millennial Learner – Monday, Dec 7th, 3:30-5:00pm

Improv for the Millennial Learner Facilitators: Ben Galina & Jane Hirtle, Graduate Teaching Fellows, Center for Teaching Date & Time: Monday, Dec 7th, 3:30-5:00pm Location: CFT Classroom, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd floor Never far from an Internet connection, today’s university students move indiscriminately between the online and physical realms. The presence of these “digital…

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Events, News, ,


Upcoming Teaching Workshops for Graduate Students & Postdocs

An Enticing Glimpse into Your Classroom: Crafting an Effective Teaching Portfolio In this workshop we will gather and select documentation to help capture your unique approach to teaching. As a participant, you will receive individualized feedback on your documents which will help you determine how best to describe your pedagogy and to discern which items…

Posted on November 13, 2015 in Events, News, , ,