Professional Development


An integral part of the Title III grant includes providing faculty with access to modern teaching technologies and opportunities to experiment with these technologies through the Summer and Fall Institutes as well as the new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Some of the initiatives include the incorporation of Smart Boards into classrooms and a comprehensive faculty development program.

Participation in Learning Communities is an excellent opportunity for faculty to continue their own research and development.

You may also benfit from participating in Learning Community Institutes which offer outstanding professional development activities from practical pedagogical strategies to useful technology tools.

Faculty Presentations

Learning Communities have provided unique opportunities for Texas Wesleyan faculty members to conduct research on teaching and learning pedagogies. Listed below are a few of the prestigious conferences where LC faculty have presented their findings. Click the presentation name to view more information.

Faculty Perceptions of Building Successful Freshman Learning Communities

Southwest Educational Research Association
February 2-5, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Debbie Roark, Director of Grants and Research and Title III

Successfully Transitioning and Engaging Net-Generation and First-Generation College Students with Social, Academic, and Pedagogical Tactics

17th National Conference on Students in Transition
November 13-15, 2010
Houston, TX
Debbie Roark, Director of Grants and Research and Title III
Laurel Mayo, Activity Director/Learning Specialist, Title III
Stacia Neeley, PhD, Associate Professor of English
Carol Johnson-Gerendas, PhD, Visiting Professor of Communications

Changing Campus Culture

Empowering Institutions
2010 Title III and Title V Project Directors' Meeting
March 29-31, 2010
Washington, D.C.
Debbie Roark, Director of Grants and Research and Title III
Laurel Mayo, Activity Director/Learning Specialist, Title III


Did you know?

The first business degree offered at Texas Wesleyan was a Bachelor of Science (1938) with emphasis in Accounting/Finance or Business Education.
Contact Information

Dr. Deborah Roark
Associate Vice President
Sponsored Programs & External Relations
Location: 1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105
Phone: 817-531-4830
Email: droark@txwes.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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