Oct. 19, 2020—New resources for faculty search committees are available through an online learning community and asynchronous resource repository. These resources will support the efforts of departments and schools to attract a strong, diverse pool of candidates and to recruit the best new colleagues.
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.
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. 17, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will launch a recreational art enrichment program for Vanderbilt University community members with school-age children entering first through fifth grades. The new Art Adventures Enrichment Program will run Aug. 24–Nov. 25. The launch of this program comes as the university explores ways to support Vanderbilt community members with school-age children.
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.
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.
Jun. 19, 2020—Ten outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
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.
Jun. 3, 2020—The Division of Finance, in partnership with the Office of Faculty Affairs, has launched a new faculty educational initiative called “Finance Fundamentals” to offer learning opportunities for academic faculty leadership, including detailed information specific to the tools and resources most relevant to faculty.
May. 28, 2020—As Vanderbilt continues to resume certain on-campus activities during its Return to Campus Plan, the university is taking every appropriate precaution to protect members of the campus community, including a streamlined employee accommodation process to evaluate an individual’s concerns about how their personal circumstances may place them at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
May. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty are invited to a series of professional development workshops to be held throughout May hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost. All sessions will be presented via Zoom.