July 2023
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Teaching at Vanderbilt New Faculty Orientation

At the beginning of every academic year, the Center for Teaching hosts “Teaching at Vanderbilt” (TAV), 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 opportunity for new faculty to meet each other and to learn how the Center for Teaching can support them throughout their Vanderbilt careers. See the TAV orientation page for details and to register.

Date: Thursday, August 17th
Time: 1:30-5:00pm
Location: Featheringill Hall

Teaching Assistant Orientation

All new graduate student TAs are invited to the Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation held annually by the Center for Teaching.  The event offers preparation in effective teaching strategies for the varied teaching duties assumed by TAs, as well as information on campus resources relevant to TA work.  Workshops and practice teaching sessions at the event are led by a staff of experienced TAs, trained and mentored by CFT senior staff.

This year’s TA Orientation will be held remotely on three consecutive mornings: August 14- 16 from 9:00-11:00 AM via Brightspace and Zoom. Participants should plan to dedicate approximately 3 hours in the afternoons of those days to complete all asynchronous activities via Brightspace.  All graduate students beginning their TA duties in 2023-24 are asked to attend, even if they are not first-year students. (Incoming first-year students without TA duties should not attend the event.)  New TAs should register for the event by Friday, July 28, through the CFT website or use this link to register directly.
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Welcome to Laura Carter-Stone!

The CFT is very proud to welcome Laura Carter-Stone as our new Postdoctoral Fellow. Laura Carter-Stone is an alumna of Grinnell College and the University of Kentucky, and received her PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Diversity with a specialization in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Peabody College, Vanderbilt. After teaching in K-12 schools, she developed a commitment to equitable and culturally sustaining forms of instruction. Among other topics, her research explores what teachers might learn from dramatic improvisers to design more engaging and cooperative forms of instruction. Having taught a variety of undergraduate and Masters-level courses, she is passionate about helping higher educators create effective and humanizing learning communities. In her free time, you can find Laura reading, hosting Netflix teleparties, hiking, and enjoying the local improv scene at Third Coast Comedy Club.  We look forward to Laura supporting the work of the CFT in developing innovative programs and services that leverage her extensive expertise and many interests, especially for Vanderbilt’s many graduate instructors. Please join us in welcoming Laura to the CFT!

Brightspace Updates

Beginning on 6/30, the old Brightspace quiz experience will be deprecated, and the New Quiz Experience (introduced last fall) will become the only available option for creating and editing quiz content. To learn more about the New Quiz Experience, check out the video outline here and our updated On-Demand guides here
Vanderbilt University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events.
Please contact Juliet Traub at
cft@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-7290 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

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