is the Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence?
- The Collaborative
exists to support quality teaching at all community and technical colleges
in Texas. Its purpose is to promote a collegial, cooperative approach
to professional development statewide and provide an infrastructure
to enable colleges to share resources and avoid duplication.
- The Collaborative's
electronic clearinghouse and five regional centers for teaching excellence
work in partnership to develop and disseminate professional development
resources to faculty statewide.
can my college participate?
you are associated with a two-year college in Texas, you are already a
member! The Collaborative seeks your college's active involvement in sharing
professional development ideas and resources. Use the Collaborative's
resources to enrich your institution's professional development programs.
Share best practices in professional development from your college
to promote improved teaching and learning statewide.
are the partner institutions?
- Del Mar
- El Paso
Texas Junior College
College, Houston Community College System
College, North Harris Montgomery College System
are the Regional Centers of Excellence?
for Teaching and Learning
Addresses topics such as learning styles, active learning techniques,
critical thinking, assessment, teaching strategies, diversity, classroom
management, syllabus development, and support for adjuncts.
for Career and Personal Development
Provides tools for improving the quality of work and life, such as stress
management, emotional wellness and leadership development.
for Online Technology
Tyler Junior College - lead institution
Focuses on improving faculty members’ ability to use the Internet
as a teaching tool and on the provision of online tools for assisting
in the instructional process. The Center provides online curricula and
onsite workshops for Internet faculty.
Center for Technology in the Classroom
Facilitates the Master Teacher Course in Educational Technology and
a follow-up certification opportunity for course graduates. The course
is designed to improve participants' educational technology skills for
the purposes of ultimately enhancing student success and providing educators
more professional development opportunities through advanced technologies.
Center for Discipline Development
Northwest College - lead institution
Focuses on helping faculty members build knowledge and skills within
specialty technical areas or integrated academic disciplines.
manages the Collaborative?
El Paso Community College provides fiscal and administrative
leadership of the Collaborative. Under subcontracts with EPCC, CORD
(an educational non-profit) provides technical support for the project
and maintains the Clearinghouse, and Dr. Molly Boyd serves as the project
is the Collaborative funded?
Collaborative is funded through a grant from the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board, which awarded Perkins funds for the project, #51102.
(Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1998)
know about some professional development resources or events that you
don’t have listed. Can I submit them to you?
Please e-mail [email protected] to
suggest additional resources.