The Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) is hosting Educational Excellence Week virtually from April 18 through April 21, 2023. Educational Excellence Week provides an opportunity for Tarleton faculty and staff to share experiences that showcase the components of the faculty role and impacts made on students. Faculty and staff are invited to submit presentations in the following categories (expand each for more information):

Teaching Excellence

Historically, these presentations occurred during the Excellence in Teaching (EIT) Conference. If you have a teaching idea or trick, or something you do in class (face-to-face or online) that engages your students, this is the category for you. We can learn so much from each other regarding the art and science of teaching.

Presentation options include:

  • Faculty/staff presentation focused on face-to-face instruction (20 minutes, plus 10-minute Q&A)
  • Faculty/staff presentation focused on online instruction (20 minutes, plus 10-minute Q&A)
  • Faculty/staff panel focused on teaching (1 hour)
  • Faculty/staff active workshop focused on teaching (1 hour)

Note: It is likely not appropriate for undergraduate students to present in this category.

Faculty Scholar Development Workshops

In this category, you will share skills, tips, and tricks related to faculty scholarship, research, and creative activities. For example, in previous years, Tarleton faculty have presented on statistical software, how to obtain data from repositories, and how to conduct robust meta-analyses. We also invite panels dedicated to faculty scholar development.

Presentation options include:

  • Faculty/staff workshop focused on scholar development (1 hour)
  • Faculty/staff panel focused on scholar development (1 hour)

Note: It is likely not appropriate for students to present in this category.

Community Engagement & Service-Learning (CESL)

This category welcomes submissions about the community engagement & service-learning experiences faculty/staff have worked to embed for students. This is a great opportunity to showcase the impact of your work and build awareness about community engagement and service-learning.

Submissions in the CESL category could include, but are not limited to:

  • Best practices in community engagement and/or service-learning
  • Developing and/or maintaining relationships with community partners
  • Assessing student learning outcomes in CESL-related projects
  • Implementing virtual/contactless opportunities for CESL activities

We recognize that this category overlaps with other submission categories and want to empower you to select the category that feels most appropriate to you.

Presentation options include:

  • Oral presentation focused on CESL (20 minutes, plus 10-minute Q&A)
  • Panel focused on CESL (1 hour)
  • Active workshop focused on CESL (1 hour)
  • Engaged Scholars Academy (ESA) Panel (1 hour; by CEE invitation)

Note: Students may be a part of the presentation to discuss the impact of community engagement and service-learning experiences but must be accompanied by a faculty leader.

Applied & Experiential Learning (includes Study Abroad/Away)

The Applied & Experiential Learning category is intended for presentations about the hands-on and real-world experiences that faculty have developed to engaged students in active learning. This is a great opportunity to showcase the impact of your work and build awareness about applied and experiential learning.

Submission topics could include:

  • Study Abroad or Study Away experiences
  • Student scholarly and creative activities
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Student internship opportunities
  • Student service-learning projects*
  • Student cultural enrichment activities.

We recognize that this category overlaps with other submission categories and want to empower you to select the category that feels most appropriate to you.

Presentation options include:

  • Oral presentation focused on applied/experiential learning – includes Service-Learning, Scholarly/Creative Activity, Leaderships, and Cultural Enrichment (20 minutes, plus 10-minute Q&A)
  • Oral presentation focused on Study Abroad (20 minutes, plus 10-minute Q&A)
  • Oral presentation focused on Study Away/U.S. (20 minutes, plus 10-minute Q&A)

Note: Students may be a part of the presentation to discuss the impact of applied and experiential learning experiences but must be accompanied by a faculty leader.

Faculty and staff may submit up to one presentation in each of the submission categories by submitting a new form for each category you wish to present in. Submissions to present are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Lead presenters will be notified of the event schedule at least two weeks prior to the event.

All submissions require the following information:

  • All presenter names
  • All presenter email addresses
  • Short (two-sentence) biographies for each presenter
  • Professional photo for each presenter
  • Presentation title
  • Presentation description
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Live Virtual Event

Educational Excellence Week will take place in a Canvas Community that will be made available to the Tarleton community shortly before the event.
Recorded sessions will be made available in the same Canvas Community in the weeks after the event concludes.

Do you have questions or concerns?

We understand that this event and its virtual format may lead to questions from our presenters and our audience. The following individuals are happy to assist you: