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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.

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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.

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Adaptive teaching town hall video available to view; new faculty question webpage launched

Jun. 26, 2020—More than 300 faculty members participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday on adaptive teaching and learning. Since all questions were unable to be answered during the June 15 and June 24 faculty town halls, a new webpage that features answers to questions submitted during both has launched on the Return to Campus website.

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Wednesday’s virtual town hall for faculty to focus on adaptive teaching

Jun. 23, 2020—A second virtual town hall focusing on adaptive teaching for the fall semester will be hosted for faculty on June 24 at 11 a.m. The town hall will include a presentation from Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff on how to teach in a hybrid or remote course this fall, followed by a discussion of questions from faculty regarding teaching.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Investing in new classroom technology to support faculty this fall

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making substantial investments in classroom technology to support faculty as the fall semester approaches. The strategy includes upgrading classroom technology to support livestreaming and recording in classrooms, building new video recording studios, and training faculty in both new and existing technology available in the classroom.

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The Open Dore: How the Center for Teaching supports faculty

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.

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Behind the computer screen: VUIT enhances resources for remote work, learning

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.

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Resources for moving classes online available from Center for Teaching

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.

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Center for Teaching’s fourth annual Celebration of Learning set for Feb. 13

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.

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Center for Teaching’s One Button Studio now available

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.

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University Courses proposals due Nov. 22

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.

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Fourteen faculty selected as 2019-20 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Jul. 12, 2019—Fourteen exemplary faculty members from across the university have been named to the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The 2019-20 cohort comprises faculty from the College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering, School of Nursing and Vanderbilt Law School.

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