The goal of this page is to empower CoT faculty to achieve their potential, goals, and vision in the pursuit of excellence in engineering and technology education.
- Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium is an annually hosted conference hosted by the University of Houston. ITLS is a great place for networking and learning more about new technology and learning methods. There are interactive workshops, discovery sessions, information sessions, and hands-on demonstrations.
- Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) are bi-monthly professional development webinars for Faculty/Teachers/Academics, Instructional Technologists/Course Designers, and Faculty Trainers/Academic Developers. Participants learn the top strategies and pedagogy for increasing educator efficiency and improving learning outcomes during these free webinars that are taught by educators and supported by Blackboard experts.
- Respondus Webinars can teach instructors more about Respondus products such as the Lockdown Broswer that aims to prevent cheating on online exams.
- Turning Technologies offers webinars about how to use their clicker technology in your courses to increase engagement, add gamification to a lesson, and more.
Faculty Development Organizations
- American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) is a national organization dedicated to improving the quality of higher education. This site includes information about AAHE's Technology Projects, Teaching Initiative, Assessment; Forum, and Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards. The website provides also information on their upcoming conferences and membership.
- Educause; is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. The University of Houston is a member of EDUCAUSE.
- National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD): An independent organization dedicated to professional development, training and mentoring, helping faculty make successful transitions throughout their career.
- Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network): This organization is devoted to improving teaching and learning in post-secondary education by fostering human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development.
- Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education;(STLHE): is a Canadian organization that supports research, its dissemination, increased awareness, and application of research through scholarly teaching and learning.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education.
- Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is one of the leading advocates in the United States for building and sustaining strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Engineering Education Organizations
These lists include centers and research groups that engage in engineering education research and/or teaching and learning.
- America Society for Engineering Education (ASEE): This non-profit organization focuses on regulating and providing education for engineers through the promotion of research, practice, and instruction.
- The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.
- The Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers is a nonprofit organization, and the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, providing professional and technical information, resources and services on areas including aerospace systems, computers, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. IEEE also serves student members in colleges and universities around the world.
- Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) is the first operating center of the National Academy of Engineering. CASEE is dedicated to achieving excellence in engineering education, education that is effective, engaged, and efficient.
- Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers.
- Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (
CPREE) is an association led by the University of Washington Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching and its goal is to develop and promote teaching practices that help undergraduate engineering students reflect on their experiences.
- National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) is a collaborative network of scholars with backgrounds in technology education, engineering, and related fields. Our mission is to build capacity in technology education and to improve the understanding of the learning and teaching of high school students and teachers as they apply engineering design processes to technological problems.