August 2022
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Instructional Technology Workshops

The Center for Teaching will be offering a variety of workshops on specific teaching technologies. Some upcoming virtual events include the following workshops:
Respondus LockDown Browser
Date: Tues, August 30th
Time: 9:00-10:00 am

TopHat Polling
Date: Tues, September 13th
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
TopHat Interactive Textbooks
Date: Wed, September 14th
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Check out the Brightspace workshops page for up-to-date information and registration links. 

Inclusive Teaching Strategies

If you are interested in improving your inclusive teaching strategies, this workshop will provide an introduction to some of the foundational principles and practices of inclusive teaching.  Inclusive teaching is that which supports all students in their efforts to find greater belonging, equity, and trust in a course’s learning community.  Inclusive teaching is predicated upon thinking through the barriers to inclusion as they affect our teaching and what may be done to overcome them.  Using case vignettes, this workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore practices of inclusive teaching that can improve their courses by engaging wider range of voices and viewpoints, by creating greater accessibility in activities and assessments, by supporting classroom civility and productive conflict, and by fostering a culture of collaboration and empowerment with students that encourages deep learning and critical thought.
Facilitator: Joe Bandy, assistant director, Center for Teaching

Register here using this Google form.

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Center for Teaching classroom (1114 19th Avenue South, 3rd floor) 
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Course Design Resources Highlight

The CFT has produced a wealth of guides and resources that will help you prepare for the new academic year. These two in particular will help you get your course off to a great start:

CFT Teaching Guide: Syllabus Design
This guide explores how to produce a syllabus and includes sample syllabus statements on a range of key topics such as inclusivity, emergency preparedness, and academic integrity.

Course Development Resource: Assessing Student Needs in Your Course
This resources details how to use a survey at the beginning of the semester to get to know your students and ensure that you are meeting them where they are.

Teaching at Vanderbilt (TAV) Success

On Thursday, August 18th, 62 new faculty gathered for the CFT’s annual Teaching at Vanderbilt (TAV) orientation. Sessions by CFT staff and campus guests included topics such as course design and classroom facilitation strategies, working with teaching assistants, and instructional technology. One highlight of the event was a faculty panel with Nicole Joseph, associate professor of mathematics education, Douglas McMahon, professor of biological sciences, Elizabeth Meadows, senior lecturer in English, and Thomas Withrow, associate professor of the practice of mechanical engineering.
Vanderbilt University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events.
Please contact Juliet Traub at or 615-322-7290 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

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