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Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence (COTE)

Welcome to the Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence (COTE) at Lone Star College-Tomball! We support the Lone Star College-Tomball vision by providing responsive, innovative, and collaborative learning opportunities and resources that prepare our faculty and staff for a lifetime of learning and change.

Upcoming in August:

Saturday, August 19

Adjunct Inservice Day
9:30am-12:30pm
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Saturday, August 19 - Thursday, August 24

Faculty & Staff Fall Welcome Week
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Saturday  –  Friday, August 19  – 25

Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Labs in E214
Saturday: Noon – 2 pm EEO/D2L
Monday: 2 – 4 pm HR/D2L
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 9 am – 1 pm HR/D2L
Thursday: 2 – 4 pm HR/D2L
Friday: 8 am – 4 pm HR/D2L

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, August 21, 23, 24 & 25

Desire2Learn (D2L) Semester Beginning
1-2pm in E214 https://myworkshops.lonestar.edu
This hands-on course provides identification of nine tasks to perform by the instructor to get ready for a new semester.

Tuesday, August 22

Convocation
9am-11am in Marriot Waterway (Woodlands)

Friday, August 25

Supervisor Success Certification Series (SSC): The Art of Delegating
9am-12pm in E253 https://myworkshops.lonestar.edu
Delegating allows you time to work on more important matters while developing your employees.  This session teaches managers the skills necessary to delegate effectively, examines why we don’t delegate, and explores the resulting consequences.

Monday, August 28

Fall Classes Begin
Lone Star College offers plenty of degrees and certificates to choose from. Find the one that is best for you and get started at www.lonestar.edu/degrees-certificates.htm.

August's Book of the Month:

Succeed How We Can Reach Our Goals – Halvorson, Heidi
Do you ever wonder why Asian students are able to achieve so much more than their American counterparts? Even very smart, very accomplished people are very bad at understanding why they succeed or fail. In Succeed, award-winning social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson offers counterintuitive insights, illuminating stories, and science-based information that can help anyone: Set a goal to pursue even in the face of adversity. Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle. Click here to see the library in COTE.

Links to COTE resources may be password protected:

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COTE offers the following services:

Faculty & Staff Training Development OpportunitiesTraining and support available for faculty and staff at Lone Star College-Tomball.

COTE Resources – Compilation of resources including teaching tips, training handouts, conference dates/locations, syllabus guidelines, new employee information, events, and newsletters.

Professional Development Calendar Full listing of all workshops or trainings in an interactive PDF that you can either browse online, download or print.

MyWorkshops – Register for upcoming workshops at https://myworkshops.lonestar.edu/.

COTE Videos
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