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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
  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. Cheating & Plagiarism
  10. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
  11. Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”)
  12. Cooperative Learning
  13. Dealing with the unexpected: Teaching when you or your students can’t make it to class
  14. Difficult Dialogues
  15. Digital Textbooks: Working with publisher-provided online platforms
  16. Digital Timelines
  17. Discussions
  18. Effective Educational Videos
  19. Feminist Pedagogy
  20. First Day of Class
  21. Flipping the Classroom
  22. Gathering Feedback from Students
  23. Grading Student Work
  24. Graduate Education
  25. Group work: Using cooperative learning groups effectively
  26. How People Learn
  27. Incorporating Research into Science Courses
  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 Statistics
  66. Teaching Students with Disabilities
  67. Teaching Sustainability
  68. Teaching with Blogs
  69. Teaching Vanderbilt Undergraduates
  70. Team-based learning
  71. Test-enhanced learning: Using retrieval practice to help students learn
  72. Understanding by Design
  73. Visual Learning
  74. Wikis
  75. Wireless in the Classroom
  76. 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.