Serving International Students

This past Thursday at the Texas Wesleyan University campus, faculty and staff were delighted to receive Dr. Monochehr Dorraj as a speaker discussing how to serve international students. Some of the main topics discussed included pedagogical challenges in working with international students, how to best communicate policies on attendance and academic dishonesty, cultural differences and their impact in an instructor’s teaching, and communicating advanced vocabulary and concepts. Born in Iran and being a former international student himself, Dr. Dorraj brought an unique perspective to faculty in our campus where a great number of middle eastern and other international students call home. This opportunity to immerse yourself in a completely different […]

The Importance of the Weekly Review

One of my big interests is faculty productivity. How can faculty be more productive with a limited amount of time? How can faculty keep a good balance, of just just the Big 3 requited for tenure and promotion, but also between work and life? I’m interested not because I am an expert, but because, well, I suck at it. I mean, I believe I have good work/life balance (my kids know who I am, at least) and I was tenured and promoted at my previous institution. But I know I could be more productive than I am; I could get more done. And if that were the case, then look […]

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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