As scholars, we are lifelong learners who are committed to constant improvement.

Utilizing the research and scholarship about teaching and learning leads to excellence in all pursuits. The resources listed here are not comprehensive but have been reviewed for relevance and usefulness with a critical eye towards academic integrity.


In Fall 2022, STAR Services purchased an online webinar package named Go2Knowledge that includes on demand and live presentations. With this purchase, we currently have unlimited user access for Lamar University!

All you have to do is go to the website below and set up your account, which is a very simple process. Some of the main categories include Student Populations, Institutional Effectiveness, Student Success, and Teaching and Learning. Your Go2Knowledge Member Site is ready! 

Contact Rachel Hoover (Director of STAR Services) at with any questions. 

LinkedIn Learning

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that LinkedIn Learning is now available for free to all Lamar University faculty and staff.

Formerly, LinkedIn Learning is a leader in online training, with a library of over 16,000 fully online courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics.

Accessible 24/7 from your desktop or mobile device, LinkedIn Learning allows you to learn at your own pace and select courses most relevant to your professional and personal goals. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a certificate to add to your resume or LinkedIn Profile.

Department Chair Support

We are pleased to introduce the Lamar University Official Department Chair Handbook, a comprehensive resource crafted collaboratively by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement (CTLE) with Chair input from each of the Colleges.

This handbook serves as an invaluable guide for department chairs, offering a wealth of information, best practices, and essential tools to navigate the responsibilities and challenges of this vital academic leadership role. Whether you are a seasoned department chair or new to the position, this handbook is designed to support and empower you in effectively managing your department, fostering a culture of excellence in teaching and research, and contributing to the overall success of our academic community.

We invite you to explore the rich insights and practical advice it offers to enhance your leadership skills and promote academic excellence at Lamar University.

Have Questions?

CTLE support is available 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We are committed to the highest ideals of confidentiality in all matters.

Ashley L. Dockens | Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement

For questions about the CTLE:
For questions about Blackboard: