Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence

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About Us

Welcome to the Center for Organizational and Teaching Excellence 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 that is recognized for its innovation, creativity, collaboration, and support for faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Our Purpose

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

Our Services

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.

What's Happening in the Department of Strategy and Innovation...

Research and Innovation Center Open Hours Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. Friday 9 am to 12 pm. Honoring Our Woflpack Leaders 2023 will occure on April 12, 2023 at 2 pm. Innovation Symposium - April 26 and 27, 2003 in the Commons at Lone Star College-Tomball.
R&I x VR Program - Timberwolf Travels 7 Wonders of the World, Register Today! Begins in Spring 2023. Click here to enter the homepage of the LSC-Tomball Research and Innovation Center. Connecting with the World Innovatively. March 27, at 2:30 pm and March 28, at 1:30 pm in N103. Click here to register.

Our Team 

Kentrie LeDee • Director for Strategy and Innovation • Phone: 281.401.1813 • [ About the Director]
Isabelle Chen • Coordinator III, Research and Innovation • Phone: 281.401.1871 [Research and Innovation Center]
Gracia Talbott • Coordinator III, Professional Development • Phone: 281.351.3345
Terri Garcia • Manager, Title III Grant • Phone: 281.351.3375
Jennifer Javier • Coordinator II, Title III Grant
Wendy Palmgren • Coordinator III, Division of Strategy and Innovation • Phone: 281.357.3660

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