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Texan Talks

As an expansion of the Community of Scholars Colloquium Series previously hosted by the Office of Research and Innovation, the Center for Educational Excellence is hosting a series of Texan Talks throughout the year with a focus on research, teaching, service, and leadership. Texan Talks will be delivered by university award recipients who will engage with students, faculty, and staff via livestream.

Please note that the Texan Talks will be accessible via the button below only at the time of the event. Recordings will be posted after each talk if available.

Spring 2021 Texan Talks

Each event will take place via livestream from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the dates outlined below. The CEE team looks forward your participation as we celebrate the work of these outstanding faculty members.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Outstanding Junior Faculty Panel

Featuring Dr. Jensen Branscombe, Dr. Victoria Chraibi, Dr. Kelsey McEntyre, and Dr. Brandon Smith

The Outstanding Junior Faculty Award is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative activities, and service by a faculty member beginning an academic career. During this panel, four of the 2019-2020 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award recipients will discuss tips and strategies for success as new faculty for the first Outstanding Junior Faculty Texan Talk.

Let us know you plan to attend and add the event to your calendar today!

About Dr. Branscombe
About Dr. Chraibi
About Dr. McEntyre
About Dr. Smith

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Excellence in Teaching 

Featuring Dr. David Fraizer

The Jack and Louise Arthur Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes an influential and committed faculty member who showcases excellence in university teaching. The 2019-20 recipient, Dr. David Fraizer, will deliver the first Excellence in Teaching Texan Talk.

Let us know you plan to attend and add the event to your calendar today!

About Dr. Fraizer

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Outstanding Faculty Engagement

Featuring Dr. Scott Cook

The Engaged Faculty Award is given in recognition of exemplary engaged scholarship and leadership in the areas of reciprocal community partnerships, service learning and civic engagement, community-based research, and contributions to the public good. The 2019-20 recipient, Dr. Scott Cook will deliver the first Outanding Faculty Engagement Texan Talk.

Let us know you plan to attend and add the event to your calendar today!

About Dr. Cook

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Excellence in Student Success

Featuring Dr. Bryant Wyatt

The Faculty Excellence in Student Success Award recognizes a faculty member and their extraordinary efforts to increase student success by enhancing opportunities for students to engage meaningfully in the academic experience. The 2019-20 recipient, Dr. Bryant Wyatt will deliver the first Excellence in Student Success Texan Talk.

Let us know you plan to attend and add the event to your calendar today!

About Dr. Wyatt