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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: 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.

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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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10 faculty members named as 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

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.

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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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Faculty can learn ‘Finance Fundamentals’ in new series presented by Finance and Faculty Affairs

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.

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Vanderbilt launches streamlined process for employee accommodation requests due to COVID-19

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.

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Faculty development workshops for May 2020 announced

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.

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Nominations open for fall 2020 faculty awards recognizing research, service

Apr. 29, 2020—Nominations are being accepted through Friday, May 29, for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.

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Faculty may nominate colleagues for Thomas Jefferson Award

Apr. 24, 2020—Faculty may submit nominations for the Thomas Jefferson Award, given to a Vanderbilt faculty member for distinguished service through extraordinary contributions in the councils and governance of the university, through Friday, May 15.

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Vanderbilt provides full support for successful transition to online and alternative education

Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.

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Centralized web portal, workshops launched for online and alternative education resources

Mar. 13, 2020—The Office of Faculty Affairs has launched a new centralized web portal where faculty members can find the broad array of resources available to them as the university transitions all academic courses to online and alternative education.

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