Skip to main content

Center for Teaching Effectiveness


Welcome to the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. The Center was established by the Faculty Senate in 2001 to serve as a resource for faculty through workshops, brown-bag seminars, and discussions. In addition to these activities, the Center today provides professional development support to new faculty, recognizes excellence in teaching, and offers travel awards.

Photo of the Interim Director's Office

Message from the Interim Director's Office

As Interim Director of Center for Teaching Effectiveness (CTE), I support the mission of TAMUK to enrich the lives of students and faculty through education. In collaboration with new and current faculty at TAMUK, the CTE offers a variety of instructional programs and resources, such as the New Faculty Investment Program (NFIP); the Monday Morning Mentor Series; workshops and consultations on issues pertinent to effective teaching and learning; awards for excellence in teaching; and professional development certification. The CTE welcomes and values diverse perspectives and teaching approaches and seeks to nurture and support faculty in developing an innovative and inclusive educational environment. Please feel free to contact me at to share any suggestions or comments you may have. Michelle Johnson Vela, Professor of Spanish