Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Program Purpose

To contribute to instructional excellence and provide an exemplary experience for every student as Houston Community College (HCC) strives to become “a leader in providing high quality, innovative education leading to student success and completion of workforce and academic programs…responsive to community needs and drive economic development in the communities we serve” (HCC Vision Statement).

This customizable curriculum development program is designed to equip faculty to implement active, collaborative and engaging teaching strategies, learning techniques, and assessment methods using current research-based instructional design processes. This commitment supports the Innovation core value of HCC’s Strategic Plan “IMAGINE HCC 2019.”

  • Provide opportunities and training to encourage the pursuit of creativity and innovation
  • Provide more faculty development opportunities based upon current teaching and learning research
  • Develop and provide access to high quality shared instructional resources
  • Develop and model best practices in instructional technology

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to infuse active, collaborative and engaging concepts and strategies into face-to-face, hybrid and online courses to promote learner-centered instruction and student retention.
  • Participants will be able to utilize basic tools and resources needed to build and manage face-to-face, hybrid and online courses in order to improve student experience.
  • Participants will be able to navigate policies, procedures, and teaching resources that are critical to effective service both administratively and in the classroom in order to contribute to the mission of Houston Community college.

Target Audience: Faculty who instruct in face-to-face, hybrid, and online course delivery formats

  • All faculty: both part-time and full-time; particularly those who are newly hired
  • All disciplines: Academic, Continuing Education, and Workforce

Participants can expect the following:

  • Development of skills through a scaffolding process
  • Building peer-peer partnerships across the system
  • Presentation of a flexible program of learner-centered, student engagement teaching and learning strategies, both online and in-person
  • Celebration of successes, both short-term and long-term


Faculty Training & Development Programs

Ongoing Training & Development
The ongoing training and development provides new and existing full-time and part-time faculty members who teach in academic, continuing education and workforce disciplines, whether in-person, hybrid or online, the opportunity to explore active, collaborative and engaging concepts and approaches. Faculty will participate in an intensive 6-week face-to-face cohort, coupled with short, topic-specific online modules, to learn instructional design concepts and strategies that enhance student experiences.

EducationXchange is a resource site where faculty can find a variety of teaching methods, learning strategies and tools useful to 21st Century learners, which support learner-centered design in all course formats


Contact Information

For more information, please contact: Dorsetta Williams, Manager, CTLE/ / 713-718-7429.