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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. Effective Educational Videos
  17. Feminist Pedagogy
  18. First Day of Class
  19. Flipping the Classroom
  20. Gathering Feedback from Students
  21. Grading Student Work
  22. Graduate Education
  23. Group work: Using cooperative learning groups effectively
  24. How People Learn
  25. Incorporating Research into Science Courses
  26. Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom
  27. International Teaching Assistants Guide
  28. Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT)
  29. Keeping Stress from Evolving into Distress: A Guide on Managing Student Stress through Course Design
  30. Learning Spaces
  31. Learning Styles
  32. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations
  33. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  34. Mentoring Graduate Students
  35. Metacognition
  36. Mindfulness in the Classroom
  37. Motivating Students
  38. Office Hours and E-mail
  39. One-on-One Teaching & Independent Studies
  40. Pedagogy for Professional Schools and Students
  41. Peer Review of Teaching
  42. Podcasting
  43. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  44. Service Learning & Community Engagement
  45. Service Learning Challenges & Opportunities
  46. Service Learning Step by Step
  47. Student Evaluations
  48. Supervisors of Teaching Assistants
  49. Syllabus Design
  50. Teaching Assistants
  51. Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom
  52. Teaching First-Generation College Students
  53. Teaching First-Year Students
  54. Teaching in Times of Crisis
  55. Teaching Laboratory Classes
  56. Teaching Large Classes
  57. Teaching Outside the Classroom
  58. Teaching Portfolios
  59. Teaching Problem Solving
  60. Teaching Statements
  61. Teaching Statistics
  62. Teaching Students with Disabilities
  63. Teaching Sustainability
  64. Teaching Vanderbilt Undergraduates
  65. Team-based learning
  66. Test-enhanced learning: Using retrieval practice to help students learn
  67. Understanding by Design
  68. Visual Learning
  69. Wikis
  70. Wireless in the Classroom
  71. 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.