Center for Teaching

Using and building your professional network

Using and building your professional network Graduate School Career Development – Networking and Resources Networking is the “literature review” of your career search; instead of collecting references to journal articles, you’ll collect contacts, career stories, and advice. It forms the necessary foundation you must lay before you can build a meaningful career. The Graduate School –…

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Developing peer network within and outside your department

Developing peer network (within and outside your department) Center for Teaching – Certificate of Teaching Workshop The purpose of the Certificate in College Teaching is to assist graduate students and post doctoral fellows who wish to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and learning in higher education. Includes presentation and seminar with…

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Working on campus while writing your dissertation

Working on campus while writing your dissertation Numerous opportunities are available for continued teaching, research, and other assistantships after your award expires. Contact the person in your department who assigns teaching and research assistants. Additionally, contact faculty about research grant opportunities. Other possibilities include: Peabody – Peabody Fellows Program (For Peabody PhD students only): Contact c.heflinger@vanderbilt.edu…

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Preparing materials for applications

Preparing materials for applications (cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, recommendations) Graduate School Career Development – Career Development Services for Graduate School Students Graduate student resources for all career paths including examples of resumés, C.V.’s, cover letters. Contact Ruth.Schemmer@vanderbilt.edu for consultation on career development. Graduate School Career Development – Workshop on Academic Job Search Application and…

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Teaching skills and portfolio

Teaching skills and portfolio Peabody Office of Professional & Graduate Education (POPGE) – Teaching Assistant Informational Handout Center for Teaching (CFT) – Teaching guides: Numerous resources for Teaching Assistants CFT – Syllabus and course design consultation: Any faculty member, graduate student, or post-doc teaching at Vanderbilt can request a course design consultation. This is a…

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Grant writing skills

Grant writing skills Center for Teaching – Grant consultation: Center for Teaching (CFT) consultants are available to support Vanderbilt grant writers in a variety of ways. From meeting one time to discuss the educational components of a grant application, to ongoing conversations about the design of assessment strategies, the CFT can help. CFT consultants are…

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Starting your teaching prep

Starting your teaching prep Center for Teaching – Teaching Assistant Orientation: To assist new TAs as they prepare for their duties, the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching offers its Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAO) each August. Center for Teaching – GradStep: Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and…

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