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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. Feminist Pedagogy
  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. Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom
  26. International Teaching Assistants Guide
  27. Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT)
  28. Keeping Stress from Evolving into Distress: A Guide on Managing Student Stress through Course Design
  29. Learning Spaces
  30. Learning Styles
  31. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations
  32. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  33. Mentoring Graduate Students
  34. Metacognition
  35. Mindfulness in the Classroom
  36. Motivating Students
  37. Office Hours and E-mail
  38. One-on-One Teaching & Independent Studies
  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. Syllabus Design
  47. Teaching Assistants
  48. Teaching First-Year Students
  49. Teaching in Times of Crisis
  50. Teaching Laboratory Classes
  51. Teaching Large Classes
  52. Teaching Outside the Classroom
  53. Teaching Portfolios
  54. Teaching Problem Solving
  55. Teaching Statements
  56. Teaching Statistics
  57. Teaching Students with Disabilities
  58. Teaching Sustainability
  59. Teaching Vanderbilt Undergraduates
  60. Team-based learning
  61. Understanding by Design
  62. Visual Learning
  63. Wikis
  64. Wireless in the Classroom
  65. 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.

Guides

From the CFT Blog