Join us as we celebrate and promote a culture of teaching excellence and innovation at Texas A&M University!
The Office of the Dean of Faculties—in partnership with faculty, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Office of Academic Innovation, is planning a unique conference to serve the professional development, networking, and mentoring needs of faculty who teach. Instructors and academic staff of all ranks and titles are invited to attend this faculty-focused, university-wide event.
About Transformational Teaching
Transformational teaching acknowledges that learners are not passive, empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge but that they are self-regulating, active co-constructors of knowledge. Transformational teaching uses any method, system, approach, or practice that affects shifts in learners' mindsets and worldviews in an empathetic, caring, cost-effective, and timely manner. Student-centered teaching empowers students to be both engaged and responsible for their own competence in a discipline, exercising the skills necessary to improve their capacity as lifelong learners.
Through a combination of exciting conference activities and various presentation formats, we seek to:
Give voice to the everyday excellence of faculty
Encourage critical thinking and civil dialogue among faculty and students about learning
Feature faculty projects that promote engaging, innovative, and inclusive student experiences
Honor and showcase faculty recipients of prestigious teaching awards
Host nationally recognized keynote speakers