Center for Teaching
Apr. 15, 2020—In this month’s edition of the "Open Dore" newsletter, Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff discusses the essential role the center plays in supporting Vanderbilt faculty year-round, and especially in times such as now, when there's an unprecedented and historical shift in methods and rapid adoption of new technologies.
Apr. 8, 2020—In response to the rise of “Zoombombing,” VUIT, in consultation with Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching, has enabled a security feature on Vanderbilt Zoom accounts that will require a password when scheduling new meetings.
Apr. 6, 2020—From protecting data to training on Zoom to ensuring systems function properly to answering phones for the university and Medical Center, more than 280 staff members behind computer screens are working diligently to keep the university running smoothly online.
Mar. 11, 2020—The Center for Teaching is making available a number of resources for faculty and other instructors, including video conference and screencasting tools, as they move elements of their classes online following the announcement that Vanderbilt will move to alternative instruction starting March 16.
Mar. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching offers a wide variety of instructional resources to help support teaching at a distance for all Vanderbilt faculty. In addition, training sessions explaining “Tools for Putting Your Courses Online” as well as other ways to leverage virtual tools to facilitate learning are planned over the next week.
Mar. 7, 2020—Faculty are encouraged to develop contingency plans to allow for the continuation of teaching and research and to accommodate students or instructors who must undergo self-isolation or any other prolonged absence due to COVID-19.
Feb. 2, 2020—The Center for Teaching will host its fourth annual Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers, on Thursday, Feb. 13. The event will feature students from across campus sharing what they have learned, created, designed and discovered.
Nov. 14, 2019—The Center for Teaching’s new One Button Studio, an automated video studio that can be used without any previous video production experience, is now available for faculty and other instructors to use in support of their teaching.
Oct. 29, 2019—"Learning at Play," a one-day symposium on games for learning and social change, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, at Vanderbilt's Curb Center. Mark Sample, associate professor and chair of digital studies at Davidson College, will give the keynote talk.
Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, the new home of the University Courses program, invites applications from faculty members for innovative, interdisciplinary, team-taught courses that engage students in deep learning. Proposals are due Friday, Nov. 22.
Sep. 4, 2019—The Center for Teaching will host “The Open Classroom: Five Days of Teaching Visits” Sept. 9–13. This program will showcase examples of effective and innovative teaching practices featuring talented faculty from across the university.
Aug. 5, 2019—A new working group will evaluate Vanderbilt’s digital project resources and services and make recommendations aimed at supporting the university’s current and future needs.