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Teaching Excellence Center

Welcome to the Teaching Excellence Center

Welcome to the West Texas A&M University Teaching Excellence Center (TEC). The TEC was established in 2009 as a resource to support teaching and learning across the University campus through workshops, seminars, discussion and review of quality materials. The Center will also provide consulting services and peer observation opportunities for enhancing teaching. Currently, the TEC will provide materials virtually through this website. We hope that the Teaching Excellence Center will provide support and encourage your efforts to support the student centered mission of West Texas A&M University.


The mission of the TEC is to promote effective teaching and engaged learning through support of faculty as they strive to provide valuable learning experiences for our students. Our goals include supporting faculty needs through workshops, materials, seminars, small group discussions, and consultations as needed by departments, programs or on an individual basis.

Coming Soon
Join us for our annual Fall Faculty Development meeting featuring Dr. Michael Serra from Texas Tech University from 9:00-11:00 in the Alumni Banquet Facility.  Dr. Serra specializes in cognitive psychology, learning, and the college classroom.  You can learn more about Dr. Serra's research at:  https://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/people/mserra/   Please RSVP for this informative workshop by clicking on this link.

Teaching Self-Assessment Tool
West Texas A&M University recently introduced a new course evaluation tool to replace the CIEQ form that formerly made up the bulk of one's documentation with respect to teaching performance.  While the course evaluation tool is extremely important, the university urges faculty to provide additional forms of assessment and documentation.  Peer evaluations are one such measure but there are others.  Interested in additional means of documenting classroom performance and/or teaching effectiveness?  You may download the traditional teaching self-assessment form by clicking on this link.
Important Updates

Changes have been made to required information for all course syllabi. A new template containing this information can be found here.