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


Articles and Essays

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.