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Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Oct 01,19

The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to introduce a new teaching excellence award for Academic Professional Track (APT) faculty. Ten APT faculty will be recognized for exceptional teaching and awarded $5000, generously gifted by the Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation.


21st Century Classroom Building Fellows

Aug 19,19

Nine Outstanding Faculty Educators


CTE Staff Additions and Transitions

Jul 22,19

The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce two position changes and one new addition.


21st Century Classroom Building

Jul 15,19

Have you noticed the construction progress of Texas A&M University’s new 21st Century Classroom Building near O.R. Simpson Drill Field? This building will house a variety of innovative learning spaces and is scheduled to open Fall 2020. Check out the video about the building, that also invites faculty to propose to teach in these spaces. Invitation to Teach deadline is September 8. Please contact us if you have any questions the21CCB@tamu.edu.



Dr. Saundra McGuire Presents Findings on Teaching Students How to Learn

Jun 07,19

CTE and Academic Success Center Collaboration


3rd Annual Aggies Celebrate Teaching! Recognized Six Texas A&M Instructors for Transformative Teaching Practices Nominated by their Student

May 23,19

Aggies Celebrate Teaching 2019


Joining the Academic Development Profession

May 15,19

Clint Patterson, a Center for Teaching Excellence postdoctoral research associate, recently published a reflection of practice as part of an Emerging Voices special issue in the International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD).
This reflection on practice describes the first fifty days of a professional transition from student affairs into academic development. Campus collaborations, educational experiences, and holistic student learning are identified as professional parallels between these two institutional divisions. Professionals from student affairs can uniquely contribute to academic development because of their ability to view the campus as a working system and the student as a whole person. This reflection describes how a student affairs background can be a valuable addition and asset to academic development teams.
To read more, click here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1360144X.2019.1593847
Patterson, C.A. (2019). Academic development by way of student affairs: reflections from the first fifty days on the job. International Journal for Academic Development 24(2), 209-213.



Mar 28,19

The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation donated the family’s ranch, located in Shelby, Texas, to the Texas A&M Foundation. The proceeds of the sale, which garnered $2.35 million, were used to establish an excellence endowment for the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).


Data-Enabled Discovery and Design of Energy Materials (D3EM) Fellow Working on Research Project

Feb 22,19

Levi McClenny, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University who holds a fellowship from the Data-Enabled Discovery and Design of Energy Materials (D3EM) training program, is working with Dr. Ulisses Braga-Neto on a research project using state-of-the-art machine learning tools to gain a better overall picture of what happens at the microstructure level in materials. Moreover, he is pursuing a full understanding of the fracturing process in order to predict when breakage or deterioration would occur in military vehicles and other structures and ultimately prevent this from happening in the first place.


"Active Learning? or Active Learning?"

Feb 05,19

Classrooms in Motion BLOG shares active learning concepts from the Center for Teaching Excellence workshop, Interactive Teaching Methods, presented by Dr. Catharina Laporte (Department of Anthropology and CTE Faculty Fellow) and Samantha Shields (CTE).


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