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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. First Day of Class
  17. Flipping the Classroom
  18. Gathering Feedback from Students
  19. Grading Student Work
  20. Graduate Education
  21. How People Learn
  22. Incorporating Research into Credit-Bearing Science Courses
  23. Incorporating Research into Science Courses
  24. Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom
  25. International Teaching Assistants Guide
  26. Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT)
  27. Learning Spaces
  28. Learning Styles
  29. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations
  30. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  31. Mentoring Graduate Students
  32. Metacognition
  33. Mindfulness in the Classroom
  34. Motivating Students
  35. Office Hours and E-mail
  36. One-on-One Teaching & Independent Studies
  37. Podcasting
  38. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  39. Service Learning & Community Engagement
  40. Service Learning Challenges & Opportunities
  41. Service Learning Step by Step
  42. Student Evaluations
  43. Supervisors of Teaching Assistants
  44. Syllabus Design
  45. Teaching Assistants
  46. Teaching First-Year Students
  47. Teaching in Times of Crisis
  48. Teaching Laboratory Classes
  49. Teaching Large Classes
  50. Teaching Outside the Classroom
  51. Teaching Portfolios
  52. Teaching Problem Solving
  53. Teaching Statements
  54. Teaching Statistics
  55. Teaching Students with Disabilities
  56. Teaching Sustainability
  57. Teaching Vanderbilt Undergraduates
  58. Team-based learning
  59. Team-Based Learning
  60. Understanding by Design
  61. Visual Learning
  62. Wikis
  63. Wireless in the Classroom
  64. 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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