Center for Teaching
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.
Faculty prepare for fall semester through participation in Center for Teaching’s Online Course Design Institute
Aug. 10, 2020—This summer more than 400 faculty and other instructors completed the Online Course Design Institute offered by the Center for Teaching, learning about effective practices in online education and jump-starting their planning for summer and fall online courses.
Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: August workshops, new course development website available from Center for Teaching
Jul. 31, 2020—For faculty and other instructors looking for teaching ideas for the fall, the Center for Teaching is offering a variety of online workshops in August, as well as a new Online Course Development Resources website.
Jul. 24, 2020—The Center for Teaching has partnered with instructional design firm iDesign to provide faculty with additional instructional design support as preparations continue for online and hybrid teaching at Vanderbilt this fall.
Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Center for Teaching partners with iDesign for instructional design support
Jul. 15, 2020—The Center for Teaching has partnered with instructional design firm iDesign to provide faculty with additional instructional design support as preparations continue for online and hybrid teaching this fall. Beginning Friday, July 24, Vanderbilt faculty will receive access to a hub of resources to support online teaching and course design, a la carte access to instructional design support services and troubleshooting, and templates for use within Vanderbilt’s learning management system.
Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Strategies to promote adaptive teaching and active learning this fall
Jul. 8, 2020—During a recent faculty town hall, Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff presented several strategies for adaptive teaching and active learning that faculty and other instructors might find useful as they plan their fall courses.