Faculty Tools and Teaching Tips

Transform Your Teaching

Would you like your students to master the content for your course and also have the skills to apply that learning in other courses and to succeed in their academic goals? 

Explore this site for ideas to begin transforming your teaching.


Growth Mindset


The Student Success Matrix helps you develop ideas for teaching both content and student success within your class.

Click here to download a pdf of this matrix.

Click here for a blank template that you can use to develop activities around a content topic.



We also provide workshops by request from faculty; contact Beth at egillissmith@vcccd.edu to schedule one!

  • Read for Success
  • Take Effective Notes
  • Write for College     
  • Prepare for the Test
  • Citation workshops: MLA, APA, or Chicago 
  • Writing Across the Disciplines: in-class essays, research papers, and more!