CTE Workshops


The Center for Teaching Excellence offers many different workshops covering a wide range of topics ranging from classroom management and course design to instructional technology and inclusive teaching. They are offered on a consistent schedule each semester. The workshops are informal and interactive and offer faculty and staff a safe environment to share and discuss their experiences. The Center also offers graduate student-specific workshops through the Academy of Future Faculty program.

Other CTE Events

HELLO2 Professional Development in Teaching Certificate Program
Humanizing Education, Learning, and Leadership Online/Offline (HELLO2) is a professional development certificate program focused on teaching. HELLO2 is open to any Texas A&M University faculty member (tenure-track or academic professional track) or staff member who has or will have teaching responsibilities.

The program is highly customizable based on instructor interests, needs, and availability. Participants will apply best practices to maximize learner motivation, engagement, and success. The flexibility of the program provides opportunities to explore teaching methods, student-centered learning, formative and summative assessment, universal design for learning promoting diversity and inclusion, team-based learning, as well as approaches that promote the social and relational aspects of teaching and learning. Faculty will work with a CTE consultant to create the individualized plan.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply best practices to maximize learner motivation, engagement, and success
  • Incorporate student-centered teaching practices in the design of courses, materials, assessments, and activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the learning process
  • Articulate a personal philosophy of teaching

The certificate program requirements include:
  • Participation in two interactive workshops on student learning, success, and wellness facilitated by different units across the University. Participants will work with a Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) instructional consultant to identify suitable sessions on campus
  • Two individual consultations regarding teaching and learning with a CTE instructional consultant
  • One classroom teaching observation and one follow-up consultation (third consultation) conducted by a CTE instructional consultant
  • Development and revision of course materials that could include: syllabus, teaching philosophy statements
  • Completion of all requirements of the program within two consecutive long semesters (Fall-Spring, Spring-Fall)

Participants who successfully complete the two-semester program will receive a certificate signed by the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Associate Dean of Faculties for Faculty Development.
To enroll in the HELLO2 teaching certificate program,ask questions, or to schedule an orientation consultation, please contact Dr. Nate Poling at npoling@tamu.edu.
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