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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. Assessing Student Learning
  7. Beyond the Essay: Making Student Thinking Visible in the Humanities
  8. Blended and Online Learning
  9. Bloom’s Taxonomy
  10. Case Studies
  11. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
  12. Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”)
  13. Creating Accessible Learning Environments
  14. Dealing with the unexpected: Teaching when you or your students can’t make it to class
  15. Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement
  16. Difficult Dialogues
  17. Digital labs and simulations
  18. Digital Textbooks: Working with publisher-provided online platforms
  19. Digital Timelines
  20. Discussions
  21. Effective Educational Videos
  22. Feminist Pedagogy
  23. First Day of Class
  24. Flipping the Classroom
  25. Grading Student Work
  26. Graduate Education
  27. Group work: Using cooperative learning groups effectively
  28. How People Learn
  29. Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom
  30. International Teaching Assistants Guide
  31. Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT)
  32. Keeping Stress from Evolving into Distress: A Guide on Managing Student Stress through Course Design
  33. Learning and Course Management Systems (LMS/CMS)
  34. Learning Styles
  35. Leveraging Travel Abroad: Collecting and Teaching with Authentic Resources
  36. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations
  37. Mentoring Graduate Students
  38. Metacognition
  39. Mindfulness in the Classroom
  40. Motivating Students
  41. Office Hours and E-mail
  42. One-on-One Teaching & Independent Studies
  43. Pedagogy for Professional Schools and Students
  44. Peer Review of Teaching
  45. Podcasting
  46. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  47. Service Learning & Community Engagement
  48. Service Learning Challenges & Opportunities
  49. Service Learning Step by Step
  50. Soliciting and Utilizing Mid-Semester Feedback
  51. Student Evaluations
  52. Supervisors of Teaching Assistants
  53. Syllabus Design
  54. Teaching Adult Undergraduate Students
  55. Teaching Assistants
  56. Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom
  57. Teaching First-Generation College Students
  58. Teaching First-Year Students
  59. Teaching in Times of Crisis
  60. Teaching Laboratory Classes
  61. Teaching Large Classes
  62. Teaching Outside the Classroom
  63. Teaching Portfolios
  64. Teaching Problem Solving
  65. Teaching Race: Pedagogy and Practice
  66. Teaching Statements
  67. Teaching Sustainability
  68. Teaching with Blogs
  69. Team-based learning
  70. Test-enhanced learning: Using retrieval practice to help students learn
  71. Understanding by Design
  72. Visual Thinking
  73. Wikis
  74. Wireless in the Classroom
  75. 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.