CFE Events

The Center for Faculty Excellence hosts a variety of workshops and events to support faculty at TAMU-CC. Join us for one of our upcoming events:

January 2018

Adjunct Faculty Orientation: January 9, 2018.

Student Connections & Engagement: January 10 and 11, 2018. 11:30am – 1pm. CCH 113.
With Lon Seiger, Kinesiology. Establishing meaningful connections with students for positive learning outcomes. RSVP required. Register at LINK TO FLIER

Team Based Learning: January 23, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CCH 113 
With Yuliana Zaikman, Psychology. Energize your course with teaching paradigm that assigns students into permanent teams to perform disciplinary tasks. Light lunch provided. Register at

Finding Grants: RCO Grant Funding Workshops: January 25, 2018. 11:00 a.m - 12:15 p.m. CCH 113.
With Dan Riechers, Sr. Research Development Officer, Division of Research, Commercialization and Outreach. Find out about tools and tricks for identifying funding opportunities and writing competitive proposals.

February 2018

Instructional CommunicationFebruary 7, 2018. 11:30am - 1pm. CCH 221.
With Michael Sollitto, Communication.

Homecoming Faculty Tours: February 10, 2018.
Bay Hall - Production and Graphic Design; Island Hall - Kinesiology; Library Facilities; Astronomy Obervatory; O'Connor Building.

Education Impact Workshops: February 19, 2018
University Center, Lonestar Ballroom A & B
The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, in partnership with the Division of Academic Affairs, invites faculty and staff to attend a day of Education Impact Workshops featuring presentations by members of the Strada Education Network who will focus on articulating how college and choosing a major impacts student success. All workshops are free and open to Island University faculty and staff, but RSVPs are required. To RSVP, click here. College Impact Workshops include:

  • 9 – 10 a.m.: Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy breakfast and a presentation by Dr. Lorenzo Esters, Vice President of Philanthropy at Strada Education Network, who will share the Strada Education Network’s latest college value research. Dr. Esters will share nation-wide alumni survey results that reveal how students select their majors and share examples of promising practices in preparing students for future careers.
  • 12 – 1: 30 p.m.: Join Dr. Jillian Kinzie, Senior Scholar for the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute, for a luncheon co-sponsored by the CFE. During the luncheon, attendees will learn how to use the existing NSSE and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement results to improve student persistence and success.
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: End the day of workshops with coffee and a presentation by Dr. Randy Swing, Higher Education Consultant for Strada Education Network. Dr. Swing will discuss the structures and practices supporting institutional fit and retention for first year seminar. Stemming from decades of experience, Dr. Swing will also discuss how first year seminars should be adjusted to serve today’s students.