Mission Statement

The Center for Teaching Excellence supports Texas A&M University’s educational mission by forging partnerships to inspire and sustain faculty, student, and organizational transformation through innovative, dynamic, and inclusive learning design guided by evidence-based practices.


An institution-wide culture of excellence in teaching and learning grounded in evidence-based pedagogy through critical reflection on personal and educational assumptions, intentions, and reasons. 

Diversity Statement

The Center for Teaching Excellence recognizes and affirms the inherent value of diverse perspectives, which are integral to inclusive teaching; we strive to ensure faculty, teaching assistants, and students of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed and provided with the resources and skill development they need to excel.

Center Values

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Working together across disciplines to reach new understandings of complex issues and potential solutions.
Compassionate Service: Embodying the Aggie Core Value of selfless service -- the giving of one's self for the greater good, without regard to personal gain or recognition -- as instructors,
mentors, students, and fellow citizens.
Transformational Curricular Innovation: Enhancing curriculum at both the program and the course level so that it is current, relevant, learner-centered, and high-impact.
Distinctive Quality: Maintaining a high standard of excellence consistently in all activities.
Celebratory Recognition: Honoring the accomplishments and contributions of faculty of all academic ranks engaged in instruction.
Visionary Leadership: Designing structures that challenge assumptions and support transformation.


Meet the CTE Team

Annual Report 2021-2022

GSPDT Annual Report 2021-2022