Covid-19 Teaching and Learning
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.
Aug. 28, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier expressed gratitude to the entire Vanderbilt community for efforts to return students and faculty to campus safely during the global pandemic, and pledged that Vanderbilt would continue to support faculty and their research, during his inaugural Faculty Assembly address held virtually on Aug. 27.
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. 24, 2020—The Nashville Math Club, hosted by Vanderbilt math professors for middle- and high-school students who want to learn concepts in creative and fun ways, meets online starting Sept. 8.
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.
Aug. 9, 2020—Over the next two weeks, VUIT will host informational sessions on audio/video equipment installations in classrooms and teach faculty how to leverage the technology. In-person sessions for a limited number of participants as well as Zoom options are available.
Aug. 6, 2020—As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to comment on trends in K-12 and higher education.
Aug. 5, 2020—Faculty may visit the classrooms in which they will teach undergraduate and graduate courses this fall from Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 21, as part of their preparation for in-person and hybrid teaching.
Aug. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt’s spring 2020 class of Buchanan Library Fellows, who signed on for immersive research experiences, embraced skills they had not expected to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.