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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).


CTE Reaches Global Teaching Audiences

Dec 20,18



Celebrating Conversation Partners: Sharing Cultures, Sharing Experiences

Dec 18,18



Dr. Laude Presented Seminar on Student Success

Nov 26,18

"Under Dr. Laude's leadership, retention and four-year graduation rates are higher than ever at UT. His approach is holistic in nature, focusing on recruitment, admissions, first-year experiences, gateway course pass rates, year-to-year retention and barriers to timely graduation. We are indeed fortunate to have a fellow research-intensive campus within the state share best practices and lessons learned regarding efforts in areas that concern all institutions of higher education."

 - Dr. Timothy P. Scott, Texas A&M assistant provost for undergraduate studies


Announcing the 28th Annual Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar Awards

Oct 17,18

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is proud announce this year’s Montague-CTE Scholars. 


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