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Inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows named

Feb. 12, 2015—Fifteen faculty members hailing from a diverse cross section of disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor's Faculty Fellows program.

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OAK retired; Blackboard now 21 times faster

Feb. 9, 2015—Following Vanderbilt IT's migration of OAK to Blackboard-managed hosting in December, the OAK name has been retired. The tool is now called Blackboard and boasts much faster speeds and a more modern environment.

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Faculty develop Strategic Plan roadmap at retreat

Feb. 4, 2015—Developing a three-year roadmap for the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan was the aim of a one-day faculty retreat held Feb. 3 at the Student Life Center.

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Staff advisory board to provide guidance on Academic Strategic Plan

Jan. 19, 2015—Thirteen staff members representing the university’s colleges, schools and student programs have been named to a new staff advisory board to provide input and guidance on the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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New media streaming tool, copyright policy announced for Blackboard

Jan. 7, 2015—A new streaming media tool integrated with Blackboard will enable faculty and students to upload, publish, search, create, re-use and share video with registered class members directly from within the course management system.

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Vanderbilt students learn writing through mathematics work

Nov. 25, 2014—A series of essays written by students in the first-year writing seminar “Cryptography: The History and Mathematics of Codes and Ciphers” are currently featured on the Wonders & Marvels website.

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Up close with Provost Susan Wente

Nov. 18, 2014—In the fall of 1980, Susan Wente entered college with a plan. The forensic and drama talent she’d displayed as a high school student in Emmetsburg, Iowa, had earned her a college scholarship, but Wente had settled on an eminently practical course of study—dental hygiene.

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Message from the Chancellor: Trans-institutional Programs initiative launched

Nov. 3, 2014—Dear Members of the Vanderbilt Community, A little over two months into the fall semester, we are making great progress in building the framework to implement the Academic Strategic Plan, which articulates our vision for the future of our great University. Driving this plan is the imperative that we, as one of the world’s leaders...

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Members named to Academic Strategic Plan committees

Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.

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Future of the Libraries Committee named

Oct. 23, 2014—A new committee comprising faculty and staff has been charged with developing a vision for the future direction of the Vanderbilt University library system.

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A conversation with Faculty Senate Chair Paul Lim

Oct. 22, 2014—The Faculty Senate will play a key role in setting priorities and identifying resources in support of the university's Academic Strategic Plan, among other initiatives, according to Paul Lim, senate chair for 2014-15.

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THATCamp to offer inspiration, resources on digital humanities

Oct. 21, 2014—The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), described as a collaborative "unconference" that focuses on promoting and developing skills related to digital humanities in an informal manner, is scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 at the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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