Texas A&M Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke and the National Association of System Heads (NASH; nashonline.org/) recently announced that The Texas A&M University System is one of four leading higher education systems that have partnered with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE; ACUE.org) to offer Scaling Instructional Excellence for Student Success - a strategic initiative aimed to promote quality instruction and student success.

As part of this initiative, Texas A&M University is excited to offer faculty a professional development opportunity. This cohort-based faculty development program, led by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), targets core curriculum and gateway courses and aims to increase student awareness, facilitate instructors’ access to and engagement in high-impact practices, and guide students to integrate those experiences within the classroom and beyond.


Call for Applications May 15, 2020
Dean/Department Head Information Session May 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM CST
Faculty Information Session May 27, 2020 - 3:00 PM CST
Faculty Infomation Session May 28, 2020 - 9:00 AM CST
Application Submission Begins June 1, 2020
Deadline to Submit Applications July 13, 2020
Selected Applicants Notified July 31, 2020
Course Timeline August 2020 - April 2021

Eligibility Criteria
  • This program is open to faculty only at Texas A&M University flagship campuses.
  • Participation is limited to faculty who teach 100 or 200 level gateway or core curriculum courses.
  • Faculty will be required to commit approximately 3 to 4 hours per week in online self-paced modules and to attend online mentor groups facilitated by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Application Process
  • Complete the Qualtrics application at NASH-ACUE Call for Applications.
  • Attach to the Qualtrics application the following:
    • Letter of support from the Department Head or Direct Supervisor (1 page maximum)
    • Teaching Philosophy Statement (2 page maximum) (Philosophy Statement Guide)
    • Teaching Impact Statement (1 page maximum) (Impact Statement Guide)
    • Teaching Curriculum Vitae (Limit to last 5 years & 12 page maximum)(Teaching CV Guide)
    • Representative course syllabus for your 100 or 200 level core curriculum or gateway course(s)

  • Faculty who complete the cohort-based program earn a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction, the only college teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE; acenet.edu).
  • Faculty will also earn digital badges, which can be added to curriculum vitae, used in online teaching portfolios, and displayed on LinkedIn profiles or webpages.
  • Furthermore, participating faculty members will receive a bursary of $1000 ($500 provided by the grant and $500 provided by the Office of the Dean of Faculties.

Please contact NASH-ACUE Texas A&M campus lead Debra Fowler, NASH-ACUE@tamu.edu, for more information.