Center for Teaching
Mar. 3, 2021—The Center for Teaching is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program, which provides a set of professional development opportunities for junior faculty to learn about successful teaching practices.
Jan. 20, 2021—Faculty and students found themselves teaching and learning in new contexts last fall, from online courses to hybrid classrooms. In October and November, the Center for Teaching in the Office of the Provost conducted a series of focus groups with students to better understand their experiences learning in these environments.
Jan. 6, 2021—As the Vanderbilt community prepares for another semester of adaptive teaching, the Center for Teaching continues to create resources to help faculty and instructors teach effectively in a variety of contexts.
Dec. 8, 2020—Derek Bruff, director of the Center for Teaching and principal senior lecturer in mathematics, shares ideas for Vanderbilt instructors to make the most of the recently announced additional in-class reading days, scheduled for Feb. 23-24 and April 7-8, 2021.
Nov. 23, 2020—When the COVID-19 pandemic split his class among those who are able to attend in person and many who are quarantined around the world, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management finance professor Jesse Blocher was determined to make learning equitable, even for those in disparate time zones.
Oct. 14, 2020—The Center for Teaching has announced two strategic hires: Julaine Fowlin as assistant director for instructional design, and Ransford Pinto as assistant director for graduate programs.
Oct. 9, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Learning Exchange is launching a pilot program for a new test repository that includes old exams contributed by current faculty. The exchange seeks to offer current undergraduate students additional tools to improve their mastery of course material and allow them to make more informed decisions when selecting courses.
Sep. 23, 2020—Faculty have been working hard to adapt their courses and teaching to this fall's hybrid learning model. Learn about the adaptive approaches some faculty are taking in their classrooms.
Sep. 4, 2020—The Center for Teaching's programs, resources and professional development opportunities under the banner “Teaching, Difference and Power" seek to make Vanderbilt a more diverse, inclusive and equitable institution.
Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Preparation, collaboration over summer paves way for effective teaching in hybrid classroom
Aug. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt’s substantial investments in classroom technology and efforts to foster collaboration over the summer were aimed at preparing faculty to teach effectively within the hybrid classroom this fall.
Aug. 21, 2020—As the new academic year begins, supplemental support and resources are still available to faculty to ensure a successful start to the fall semester.
Aug. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University has secured licensing for new digital tools to support hybrid and online instruction for the 2020-21 academic year. The new tools and platforms will help meet the acute needs of faculty and students and will complement existing campus-wide technologies.