Vanderbilt openings for Instructional Technologists

From: Johnson, Stacey M <stacey.m.johnson>

I work at the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. We have one (soon to be two) positions opening up for Instructional Technologists. I was hoping you would help me spread the word to people who might be interested in applying. Here is the link to the ad:

The deadline is currently June 19, although we do expect to extend that some.


Stacey M. Johnson

Assistant Director for Educational Technology, Center for Teaching

Senior Lecturer, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Vanderbilt University

PMB 183

230 Appleton Place

Nashville, TN 37203-5721

(615) 322-7290


Dissertation Defense Announcement Form

IDT Students,

please see the notice below regarding a form for dissertation defense announcements.

Dear CoE Faculty:

If you are chairing masters/doctoral committees and your students are getting ready to defend their theses or dissertations, please note that the Graduate School has a new requirement for a Thesis/Dissertation Defense Announcement that must be submitted three weeks prior to the defense date. The link to the form can be found on the Graduate School Forms page under Thesis/Dissertation Forms and Samples ( The announcements go up on the Graduate School Blog ( Unlike the College of Education announcement process, there is no review of accuracy for what the student submits before it is published so please review your students’ information before they submit it. On the CoE Blog, Stormey was able to correct errors, however, I do not know that errors will be easy to correct on the Graduate School page so it is very important for the major professor to review the information with the student.

This is a separate announcement from the dissertation defense form that we have been using in the College of Education (that Stormey uses for the CoE Blog). Since the Graduate School is now doing this, we will drop the College of Education requirement for the dissertation announcement using our format. Your students need to do only the Graduate School form from now on.


Suzanne Lease, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology

Interim Assistant Dean, College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

100 Ball Hall

The University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152

901 678-4476 (office)

901 678-5114 (fax)


AECT 2016 International Convention – LAST DAY for Early-Bird

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IDT Faculty Candidate Presentations on May 4th and May 5th

As Chair of the ICL Search Committee, I invite you to presentations by Dr. Betul Ozkan-Czerkawski on May 4th, and Dr. Andrew Tawfik on May 5th. Both are candidates for a faculty position in Instructional Design and Technology within the Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department in the College of Education.

The research presentations and discussion are at 10:10 AM, and the teaching presentations and discussions are at 11:15 AM, in Ball Hall 320.  

Here are the full schedules and information for:

Dr. Betul Ozkan-Czerkawski

Dr. Andrew Tawfik

IDT students are invited to a complimentary lunch with the candidates at noon in Jones Hall. 

We are very pleased with the high quality of applicants for the IDT faculty position. At this time we plan to bring three finalists for on-campus interviews from among the 68 applicants for the position.