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Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence

About Us

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.

Our Mission

To provide professional and organizational development opportunities for the purpose of supporting all Lone Star College-Tomball faculty and staff in their roles at the college.   

Our Vision

To be a nationally known Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence (COTE) that is recognized for its innovation, creativity, collaboration, and support for faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Our Purpose

To connect people to each other, connect various functions across campus, and connect college initiatives to ensure meaning and sustainability. 

Our Services

  • Professional Development provides Lone Star College-Tomball's faculty and staff with professional development opportunities, training, conferences, and support to maximize each employee's contribution to their department.
  • Faculty Online Training and Online Resources provide Lone Star College-Tomball faculty members with online learning resources, online teaching forums/discussions/conferences, tool kits, an immediate virtual assistant center, and round-the-clock technology help. 
  • MyWorkshops provides quick access to MyLearning page with a wide range of courses for Lone Star College employees.
  • COTE Workshops provide meaningful, useful, and practical courses to LSC-Tomball faculty and staff all year round. 

COTE Workshops registration available below:

Elements of Equitable Leadership (Live Webinar)

  • 10 AM - 11 AM
  •  Tuesday | August 11, 2020
  •  Instructor: Jeremy Kirk, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, LSC-Tomball

For recorded webinars, please visit Faculty Online Training.


Pre-Welcome Week Live Webinars

Suggested Techniques for Teaching Online - From Beginner to Advanced
- Instructor: Harlan Williams, Online Instructional Designer & D2L Support
These series of webinars offer brief, concise suggestions you can apply to your online courses.
There are two 30-minute sessions per hour, and you may attend one or both.
Click the courses below to access training.

Monday, August 10, 2020 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Courses: Designing for Disaster & Semester Start Checklist
Password: 9999

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Courses: Check-In Quizzes & Student Engagement
Password: 9999

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Courses: Release Conditions & Communicating with Students
Password: 9999

Thursday, August 13, 2020 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Courses: Proctorless Quizzes & Subjective Assessments
Password: 9999


Distressed Students: How to Make a Referral 
- Instructor: Lisa Davis, Counselor/Professor
Many college students experience anxiety, depression and stress at some point during their college career.
Faculty and staff members are in a unique position to identify those students who may be in need.
This seminar will help you identify and respond to distressed student. 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Click HERE to access training
Access code: 120 981 0909
Password: S6eTkg2NSb4


Upcoming Events

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certification (DEIC) - Click HERE for Application


COTE Videos
It's About Your Story         OTS Master Media Cart Training         myLonestar Tutorials


Lone Star College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
For more information, CLICK HERE


Faculty Online Training | Professional Development | COTE Workshops | Faculty & Adjunct Tool Kit | COTE Fellowships l LSC-Tomball Welcome Week | COTE Library | H.O.W.L. Awards | New Employee Culture Orientation


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