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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. Active Learning Classrooms
  5. An Introduction to Lecturing
  6. Beyond the Essay: Making Student Thinking Visible in the Humanities
  7. Blended and Online Learning
  8. Bloom’s Taxonomy
  9. Case Studies
  10. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
  11. Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”)
  12. Creating Accessible Learning Environments
  13. Dealing with the unexpected: Teaching when you or your students can’t make it to class
  14. Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement
  15. Difficult Dialogues
  16. Digital labs and simulations
  17. Digital Textbooks: Working with publisher-provided online platforms
  18. Digital Timelines
  19. Discussions
  20. Effective Educational Videos
  21. Feminist Pedagogy
  22. First Day of Class
  23. Flipping the Classroom
  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 Styles
  34. Leveraging Travel Abroad: Collecting and Teaching with Authentic Resources
  35. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations
  36. Mentoring Graduate Students
  37. Metacognition
  38. Mindfulness in the Classroom
  39. Motivating Students
  40. Office Hours and E-mail
  41. One-on-One Teaching & Independent Studies
  42. Pedagogy for Professional Schools and Students
  43. Peer Review of Teaching
  44. Podcasting
  45. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  46. Service Learning & Community Engagement
  47. Service Learning Challenges & Opportunities
  48. Service Learning Step by Step
  49. Soliciting and Utilizing Mid-Semester Feedback
  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 Race: Pedagogy and Practice
  65. Teaching Statements
  66. Teaching Sustainability
  67. Teaching with Blogs
  68. Team-based learning
  69. Test-enhanced learning: Using retrieval practice to help students learn
  70. Understanding by Design
  71. Visual Thinking
  72. Wikis
  73. Wireless in the Classroom
  74. 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.