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.
Upcoming events: Fall 2013
FACULTY AWARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
Call for Applications
The Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE) is pleased to offer five competitive awards worth up to $1000 for faculty who complete the Certificate of Professional Development in Distance Education and/or the Certificate of Professional Development in Instructional Technology. These awards are being funded by a US Department of Education (PPOHA-STEP-HG) grant in support of graduate education in Hispanic Serving Institutions (TAMU-K). Awards may be used for professional development activities allowed within federal, state, and local guidelines. Activities may include presenting or attending professional workshops and conferences, professional training, etc.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must hold tenured or tenure-track faculty status; must hold current graduate faculty status; and must have completed the Certificate of Professional Development in Distance Education and/or the Certificate of Professional Development in Instructional Technology offered at TAMU-K.
Submissions are due December 20th, 2013. A short-list of finalists identified at the beginning of the Spring 2014 semester will be invited to present a face-to-face demonstration of their work to the Awards Committee. To apply, please complete the attached application form and submit it to Dr. Kelly Fisher at Kelly.Fisher@tamuk.edu. Awardees will be announced by mid-February.
Join us at the Library, Room 205, for the Center for Teaching Effectiveness Open House on Wednesday, September 11, from 2:00-4:00 PM, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the various resources and activities offered by the Center and meet other faculty. The 2013 CTE Teaching Awards will also be presented at this event.
Workshops (venue TBA):
- “Prevent Plagiarism with Turnitin”: 3:00 PM, Thursday, September 26
- “Writing to Learn: Using Writing as a Problem-Solving Tool”: 3:00 PM, Wednesday, October 16
Monday Noon Seminar Series: held at noon on Mondays in Library 212. Lunch is provided to those who RSVP by the previous Thursday to email@example.com.
- New Faculty Investment Program
- Instructional coaching
- Certificates of Professional Development
This page was last updated on: November 26, 2013