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The CFT has prepared guides to a variety of teaching topics with summaries of best practices, links to other online resources, and information about local Vanderbilt resources.

  1. Academic Integrity: Grappling with Cheating and Plagiarism
  2. Accommodating Student Athletes In the Classroom
  3. Active Learning
  4. An Introduction to Lecturing
  5. Beyond the Essay: Making Student Thinking Visible in the Humanities
  6. Blended and Online Learning
  7. Bloom’s Taxonomy
  8. Case Studies
  9. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
  10. Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”)
  11. Creating Accessible Learning Environments
  12. Dealing with the unexpected: Teaching when you or your students can’t make it to class
  13. Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement
  14. Difficult Dialogues
  15. Digital labs and simulations
  16. Digital Textbooks: Working with publisher-provided online platforms
  17. Digital Timelines
  18. Discussions
  19. Effective Educational Videos
  20. Feminist Pedagogy
  21. First Day of Class
  22. Flipping the Classroom
  23. Gathering Feedback from Students
  24. Grading Student Work
  25. Graduate Education
  26. Group work: Using cooperative learning groups effectively
  27. How People Learn
  28. Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom
  29. International Teaching Assistants Guide
  30. Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT)
  31. Keeping Stress from Evolving into Distress: A Guide on Managing Student Stress through Course Design
  32. Learning and Course Management Systems (LMS/CMS)
  33. Learning Spaces
  34. Learning Styles
  35. Leveraging Travel Abroad: Collecting and Teaching with Authentic Resources
  36. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations
  37. Mentoring Graduate Students
  38. Metacognition
  39. Mindfulness in the Classroom
  40. Motivating Students
  41. Office Hours and E-mail
  42. One-on-One Teaching & Independent Studies
  43. Pedagogy for Professional Schools and Students
  44. Peer Review of Teaching
  45. Podcasting
  46. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  47. Service Learning & Community Engagement
  48. Service Learning Challenges & Opportunities
  49. Service Learning Step by Step
  50. Student Evaluations
  51. Supervisors of Teaching Assistants
  52. Syllabus Design
  53. Teaching Adult Undergraduate Students
  54. Teaching Assistants
  55. Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom
  56. Teaching First-Generation College Students
  57. Teaching First-Year Students
  58. Teaching in Times of Crisis
  59. Teaching Laboratory Classes
  60. Teaching Large Classes
  61. Teaching Outside the Classroom
  62. Teaching Portfolios
  63. Teaching Problem Solving
  64. Teaching Statements
  65. Teaching Sustainability
  66. Teaching with Blogs
  67. Team-based learning
  68. Test-enhanced learning: Using retrieval practice to help students learn
  69. Understanding by Design
  70. Visual Thinking
  71. Wikis
  72. Wireless in the Classroom
  73. Writing Good Multiple Choice Test Questions


Articles and Essays

Teaching Forum Newsletter Articles

Between 1998 and 2003 the CFT published a newsletter called Teaching Forum which printed articles about a variety of teaching topics as well as notices of CFT news and events. Back issues ofTeaching Forum are available online at the link above and in the library.

Essays on Teaching Excellence

The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network is the professional organization to which teaching centers such as the CFT belong. POD publishes several “Essays on Teaching Excellence” each semester, and these are available at the link above. Note that you must have a VUNet ID and password to view these articles.