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Aggies Celebrate Teaching!


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Third Annual
Aggies Celebrate Teaching!
Recognizing Tranformational Learning

 

The Center for Teaching Excellence will host the 3rd annual Aggies Celebrate Teaching! – Recognizing Transformational Learning reception. The event is a time for us to acknowledge outstanding Texas A&M instructors and faculty members who, through their dedication to transformational practices, have made a significant impact on their students through their teaching.


Transformational Teaching
“Teaching that encourages students to question assumptions and challenge beliefs… such that they emerge from the experience a changed perspective influencing interactions and contributions to a modern world.” 
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Dr. Debra Fowler, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence

 
The Center for Teaching Excellence will highlight faculty and their transformational teaching strategies in various ways - sharing on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TamuCTE/), highlighting on our web site (cte@tamu.edu), and showcasing award recipients at our Aggies Celebrate Teaching! event, to be held on March 21, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.

Texas A&M students are invited to nominate a faculty member or instructor who have made an impact on them during their educational journey - inspiring change in their thinking, challenging them to think in new ways, or supporting their learning in a way that transformed their educational experience. Students who choose to nominate will be able to share their experiences through a call for nominations that includes a 1000-1500 word essay. If you have an instructor or faculty member that you would like to nominate, please click here.

Aggies Celebrate Teaching!, an invitation-only event, will feature six students chosen from the nominations received to share their educational experiences at the awards reception. Each student will be given 5 minutes to share their transformational experience, as well as their instructor or faculty member's impact on their education. Following student testimonials, the instructor or faculty member will also be given 5 minutes to share comments and their perspective on transformational teaching practices.

Each student selected will receive a $500 education grant, while the instructor or faculty member awarded will receive a $1,500 professional development grant to support the continuation of exceptional teaching practices.