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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. An Introduction to Lecturing
  4. Beyond the Essay: Making Student Thinking Visible in the Humanities
  5. Blended and Online Learning
  6. Blogs and Discussion Boards
  7. Bloom’s Taxonomy
  8. Case Studies
  9. Cheating & Plagiarism
  10. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
  11. Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”)
  12. Collaborative Learning
  13. Course Management Systems
  14. Difficult Dialogues
  15. Discussions
  16. Diversity & Inclusive Teaching
  17. First Day of Class
  18. Flipping the Classroom
  19. Gathering Feedback from Students
  20. Grading Student Work
  21. Graduate Education
  22. How People Learn
  23. Incorporating Research into Credit-Bearing Science Courses
  24. Incorporating Research into Science Courses
  25. Interdisciplinarity
  26. International Teaching Assistants Guide
  27. Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT)
  28. Learning Spaces
  29. Learning Styles / Preferences
  30. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations
  31. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  32. Mentoring Graduate Students
  33. Metacognition
  34. Mindfulness in the Classroom
  35. Motivating Students
  36. Office Hours and E-mail
  37. One-on-One Teaching & Independent Studies
  38. Place-Based and Project-Based Learning
  39. Podcasting
  40. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  41. Service Learning & Community Engagement
  42. Service Learning Challenges & Opportunities
  43. Service Learning Step by Step
  44. Student Evaluations
  45. Supervisors of Teaching Assistants
  46. Teaching Assistants
  47. Teaching First-Year Students
  48. Teaching in Times of Crisis
  49. Teaching Laboratory Classes
  50. Teaching Large Classes
  51. Teaching Outside the Classroom
  52. Teaching Portfolios
  53. Teaching Problem Solving
  54. Teaching Statements
  55. Teaching Statistics
  56. Teaching Students with Disabilities
  57. Teaching Vanderbilt Undergraduates
  58. Teaching with Ecological Footprints
  59. Team-based learning
  60. Team-Based Learning
  61. Tips for Teaching Sustainability
  62. Understanding by Design
  63. Visual Learning
  64. What is Sustainability?
  65. Wikis
  66. Wireless in the Classroom
  67. 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.


From the CFT Blog

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