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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)


The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is dedicated to providing faculty with a number of services and resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning process at TSTC-Harlingen.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of TSTC Harlingen’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is to provide, facilitate, and support professional development opportunities that will enhance teaching excellence and student learning. This mission is consistent with the College’s Instructional Master Plan goal of providing quality learning experiences through investment in professional development opportunities that are relevant and meaningful.  

The CETL works closely with the CETL Advisory Committee and the programs and departments on campus to ensure that the opportunities and support provided by the CETL are appropriate to the changing needs of the College’s faculty and students.

Assessment of the CETL is conducted through training satisfaction surveys and internal evaluation tools.

To work toward the mission, the CETL:

  • Prepares and supports faculty new to TSTC Harlingen through the Instructor Level Certification course
  • Supports faculty new to the Department Chair role through Department Chair training
  • Provides ongoing professional opportunities that promote best practices in teaching and learning
  • Supports faculty-led professional development initiatives that focus on teaching excellence and student learning
  • Provides a collaborative environment for faculty to share innovative ideas and activities they are implementing in the classroom

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