Teaching & Learning Resources

Partner departments at Texas A&M.

Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Consults instructors and offers suggestions for enhancing teaching
  • Conducts classroom observations
  • Interprets student-evaluation data
  • Helps assess student learning
  • Supports writing teaching-philosophy documents and compiling teaching portfolios
  • Supports graduate teaching assistants
  • Promotes best practices in teaching and enhancing student learning

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Data and Research Services

  • Provides testing opportunities for college-credit hours through CLEP, departmental credit-by-exam, or correspondence courses
  • Provides scanning services for exams and research
  • Creates and conducts surveys for research, customer satisfaction, and assessment using online, paper-based, or telephone methods
  • Analyzes and reports results of local and national survey projects
  • Conducts student ratings of instructors

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Department of Disability Services

  • Consults through accommodations counseling, evaluation referral, and disability-related information
  • Offers adaptive technology services, exam and classroom accommodations, and transcription services for academically related purposes
  • Provides resources and referral information about other disability services

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Help Desk Central (Computer/IT Support)

  • Houses a 24-hour service facility that provides computing assistance to students, instructors, and staff
  • Serves as a central point of contact for computing-related issues, both on campus and beyond
  • Manages computing accounts and allocations
  • Tracks and monitors viruses, malware, and other security threats
  • Offers fee-based computer and other hardware repairs

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Instructional Media Services

  • Supports and maintains technology-enhanced classrooms throughout campus
  • Provides, supports, and delivers various reservable equipment, such as data projectors, laptops, videocameras, and media players
  • Supports and maintains registrar-controlled classroom equipment, such as data projectors, desktop computers, display screens, media players, document cameras, SMART Sympodiums, and wireless microphones

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Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation

  • Supports and assists assessment initiatives throughout the university, particularly those involving university-wide assessment and accreditation
  • Consults instructors and staff who develop and implement program-level assessment plans and reports, student-learning outcomes, assessment methods, and other evidence of student learning
  • Offers workshops regarding assessment

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Open Access Labs

  • Provide computer access, classrooms, testing facilities, and group study areas
  • Provide general and specialized workstations
  • House walk-up resource desks and offer informational guides about campus computing resources
  • Feature a variety of printing capabilities

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Texas A&M Information Technology

  • Provides university-wide Information Technology (IT) services and resources to support academic and research pursuits at Texas A&M
  • Provides network and videoconferencing connectivity
  • Provides telecommunications and high-performance computing
  • Administers university IT grant programs
  • Affiliated with numerous regional and national IT initiatives

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TTVN (Videoconferencing)

  • Provides the wide-area data and interactive communications network for the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS)
  • Serves numerous affiliated colleges and universities, K-12 school districts, and state agencies throughout Texas
  • Provides enterprise-class Internet data services to all members of TAMUS and the extended TTVN community
  • Provides videoconference scheduling and facilitation services, videoconference user and technical support, multi-point videoconference bridging, gateways, live and archive video webcasting, and videoconference equipment repair

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University Libraries

  • Supports instructors and graduate students who teach research-intensive and/or writing-intensive courses
  • Offers in-class library informational sessions, workshops, and web-based tutorials
  • Consults instructors about how to incorporate library research and resources in any course and in any academic discipline
  • Consults instructors about how to create effective library assignments and use specific library services and resources

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University Writing Center

  • Supports all student writers, both graduate and undergraduate, through individually tailored consultations, writing resources on the web, and workshops
  • Supports instructors who teach written and oral communication through services such as Undergraduate Writing Assistants, newsletters, workshops, and online resources
  • Consults instructors about how to incorporate writing in any course and in any academic discipline
  • Conducts workshops about written and oral communication in both undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Provides training for graduate student teachers in the area of writing instruction

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