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Assistant director Derek Bruff and former assistant director Jeff Johnston co-authored an article titled "Case Study on the Pedagogical Impact of Tablet PCs as a Presentation Medium in Engineering Classrooms" in International Journal of Engineering Education, 24(3), 606-615. The other authors were current and former Vanderbilt faculty members Greg Walker, Mark Stremler, and Sean Brophy.
The Center for Teaching was featured in the December 2008 issue of the Vanderbilt View. The article highlights the center's new, flexible classroom space and the creation of a new position whose purpose is to assist faculty with teaching technologies.
The Center for Teaching is pleased to announce a new podcast, part of the Center's efforts to cultivate dialogue about university teaching and learning among faculty, students, and staff.
You can listen to the episodes right from your web browser or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or a similar program. See the "About" page on the podcast web site for more details.
Derek Bruff, Assistant Director at the CFT, authored an article titled "Valuing and Evaluating Teaching in the Mathematics Faculty Hiring Process" in the November 2007 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
Derek Bruff, Assistant Director at the CFT, authored an article titled "Clickers: A Classroom Innovation" in the October 2007 issue of The Advocate, the newsletter of the higher education division of the National Educational Association.
Derek Bruff, Assitant Director at the CFT, authored a chapter titled "A TA Orientation Plenary Session on University Policies and Resources for Teaching" in Strategies for Teaching Assistant and International Teaching Assistant Development: Beyond Microteaching, edited by Catherine Ross and Jane Dunphy (Jossey-Bass, 2007).
- An interview with Center for Teaching assistant director Jeff Johnston about his first-year writing seminar entitled "The Earth's Oceans in the Global Environment" appeared on the Defying Oceans End website (July, 2007).
Graduates of the Center for Teaching's Future Faculty Preparation Program (F2P2) are listed in the May 19, 2006, Vanderbilt Register article "F2P2 Honors 10 Graduates."
The Center for Teaching's new Teaching Certificate program is profiled in the April 10, 2006, Vanderbilt Register article "Center for Teaching Enhances Certificate Program."
The Center for Teaching's role in helping Charles Samenow, co-chief resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, develop "Addiction and Society," a first-year writing seminar for undergraduates, is mentioned in the February 27, 2006, Vanderbilt Register article "Double Duty: Chief Resident Teaches First-Year Seminar."
- The Center for Teaching hosted a visit by representatives of the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning in February 2006. For more information, see the February 27, 2006, Vanderbilt Register article "VU Invited to Join NSF Collaborative Network."
- Vanderbilt professors applaud the Center for Teaching's work in the Winter 2004 Arts & Science Cornerstone article, "Learning How to Teach" (p. 5).
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