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Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence

The Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence (COTE) supports 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. Our mission is to offer professional and organizational development training for the purpose of supporting employees in their roles at the Lone Star College-Tomball.

What's Happening in COTE...

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Resources and Training Opportunities

COTE provides online resources for faculty to learn tips and techniques for teaching online and professional development webinars in OnDemands.

COTE provides professional development opportunities, training, and events customized for staff to increase their knowledge and skills.

COTE creates professional development plans aligned with Lone Star College’s goals to excel in organizational excellence.

COTE hosts several annual professional development conferences for educators and administrative assistants in higher education settings.

COTE Library’s free book-borrowing program is available for LSC-Tomball faculty and staff to check out printed books in higher education PD genre.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certification (DEIC) program offers interactive workshops and experiential training on issues pertaining to diversity.

COTE Contacts

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Kentrie LeDee
Professional Development 
(281) 401-1813

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René G. Arnold
Professional Development 
Coordinator III
(281) 351-3375

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Isabelle Chen
Professional Development 
Specialist III
(281) 401-1871

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Harlan Williams
Online Instructional
Designer & D2L Support
(346) 276-4059

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Dr. Asitha Silva
Faculty Fellow
(281) 655-3628

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Dr. Janie Filoteo
Faculty Fellow
(281) 357-3683

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Wendy Palmgren
Office Administrator
(281) 357-3660

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