The Koehler Center is dedicated to facilitating ongoing, reflective discourse regarding instruction and learning, including engaging with instructional staff, departments/units, and administration. The Koehler Center will strive to meet the challenges of integrating effective, innovative instructional/learning methodologies and technologies to promote engagement and improve learning.
The William H. Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation, and Engagement supports teaching and learning at Texas Christian University (TCU). The resources and activities of the Koehler Center are focused on responding to the present needs of instructors, as well as on keeping the TCU community informed of new educational possibilities created by the continuing development of pedagogical theories, teaching practices, and technologies.
Koehler Center Outcomes
Outcomes support Individuals with instructional responsibilities, department chairs, program directors, and administrators.
1. Integrating effective, innovative instructional/learning methodologies and technologies to promote engagement and improve learning.
1.1. Learning Engagement: Identify, evaluate, and propose innovative and effective instruction and learning methodologies.
1.2. Instructional Strategies: Research and recommend solutions to improve instructional/learning methodologies for traditional and online teaching.
1.3. Educational Technologies: Identify, evaluate, and recommend innovative educational technologies that promote engagement and improve learning.
1.4. Online Resources: Create online solutions and best practices for educational technologies.
2. Facilitating ongoing, reflective discourse regarding instruction and learning.
2.1. Reflective Pedagogy: Support and organize campus discussions regarding instruction and learning.
2.2. Pedagogy Resources: Create online solutions for best practices regarding instruction and learning.
3. Promoting Distance Learning Standards
3.1 Online Standards: Ensure that all online instructors and courses reflect SACS, SARA, and TCU Distance Learning Policy standards.
3.2 State Authorization: Maintain TCU’s institutional eligibility as a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
3.3 Campus Coordination: Communicate with distance learning stakeholders and other campus offices to address issues related to state authorization (SARA) and federal regulations that impact distance learning.