Center for Teaching Effectiveness
Message from the Directors
As Director (Jaya Goswami) and Assistant Director (Brenda Melendy) of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE) effective January, 2012, it is our privilege to offer support to new and existing faculty with a variety of programs and resources: the New Faculty Investment Program (NFIP); the Monday Noon Seminar Series; a bi-annual conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning; workshops on issues pertinent to effective teaching and learning; a library of books and resources; a transculturation program; and instructional coaching.
We welcome suggestions and comments on how the Center can better serve the faculty at TAMUK. Feel free to contact us via email or by phone.
With best wishes for your success,
Jaya Goswami and Brenda Melendy
Welcome to the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. The Center was established by the Faculty Senate in 2001 to be a resource for classroom teachers through workshops, brown-bag seminars, and discussion. In addition to these activities, the Center provides orientation and professional development support to new faculty. Further, those who wish to enhance the quality of their teaching may make use of the instructional coaching services offered by the center.
WORKSHOP: What the Best College Teachers Do
1:30 P.M. Friday, April 12, 2013, MSUB
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Effectiveness, TAMU-K
The South Texas Student Success Conference: Best Practices for HSI's
Dr. Ken Bain, author of the best-selling books What the Best College Teachers Do and What the Best College Students Do, will explore what is essential for effective teaching at the college level. He will present arguments for student-centered instruction, particularly natural critical learning, based on extensive research on college professors and students. In this interactive workshop, participants will have an opportunity to explore how the best college teachers prepare to teach; what they expect of their students; how they treat their students; how they conduct class; and how they assess their students and themselves. Dr. Bain is also the featured keynote speaker during lunch (11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.), where he will speak on What the Best College Students Do.
Dr. Ken Bain, currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History and Urban Education, University of the District of Columbia, has been the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair University. His book What the Best College Teachers Do won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society and has been one of the top selling books on higher education. In 2012, Harvard University Press published his most recent work, What the Best College Students Do, a study of highly creative people and how they got to be that way.
Book Signing: Dr. Bain will be available at the MSUB from 1:00-1:20 P.M. to sign copies of his books, which will be on sale.
Registration: Please register in advance at https://moneyconnect.tamuk.edu/C20209_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=102. Registration for the conference is free for TAMU-K faculty and staff, and includes the workshop, lunch, and sessions. Use the Promo Code: SSC001 for free registration. You are welcome to join a preconference reception on Thursday, April 11, in the Founder’s Room, from 7:00-9:00 P.M.
This page was last updated on: March 20, 2013