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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. Blogs and Discussion Boards
  8. Bloom’s Taxonomy
  9. Case Studies
  10. Cheating & Plagiarism
  11. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
  12. Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”)
  13. Collaborative Learning
  14. Course Management Systems
  15. Difficult Dialogues
  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 Spaces
  33. Learning Styles
  34. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations
  35. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  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. Student Evaluations
  50. Supervisors of Teaching Assistants
  51. Syllabus Design
  52. Teaching Assistants
  53. Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom
  54. Teaching First-Generation College Students
  55. Teaching First-Year Students
  56. Teaching in Times of Crisis
  57. Teaching Laboratory Classes
  58. Teaching Large Classes
  59. Teaching Outside the Classroom
  60. Teaching Portfolios
  61. Teaching Problem Solving
  62. Teaching Statements
  63. Teaching Statistics
  64. Teaching Students with Disabilities
  65. Teaching Sustainability
  66. Teaching Vanderbilt Undergraduates
  67. Team-based learning
  68. Test-enhanced learning: Using retrieval practice to help students learn
  69. Understanding by Design
  70. Visual Learning
  71. Wikis
  72. Wireless in the Classroom
  73. 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.