Services and Resources

VITAL (Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning) provides and coordinates resources for faculty members from all disciplines who are interested in helping their students become more effective learners.


  • Consultations with individuals, departments or other groups interested in revising courses, reviewing curricula, exploring new teaching strategies, assessing students' learning, developing peer review processes, and related issues.
  • Confidential classroom observations with constructive feedback.
  • Instructional diagnosis of students' learning in individual courses.
  • Workshops and informal discussion groups on issues such as balancing teaching and research, teaching large classes effectively, considering students' learning styles, and using instructional technology.
  • Consultation for classroom videotaping.
  • Program for new Villanova faculty members.


  • Minigrants to support innovative teaching and learning.
  • Library/resource center of books, journals, Teaching Professor Newsletter, and other materials related to teaching and learning.
  • Essays on Teaching Excellence.
  • Teaching-Talk, the email discussion list for Villanova faculty members. Send an email to, and she will send you information about how to subscribe to this list.
VITAL Services
VITAL Programs
library and materials
Food for Thought Discussions
VITALINKS Online Resources
VITAL Minigrants
Teaching and Learning Strategies