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.

The Texas A&M University System, under the leadership of Dr. James Hallmark - Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (NASH-ACUE System Alternate Lead), and Dr. Shonda Gibson - Associate Vice Chancellor (NASH-ACUE System Lead) has chosen this program as the model for excellence in teaching. Participation in this initiative will be highly valued in support of teaching excellence, and will be included in the evaluation for tenure, promotion, and post-tenure review across TAMUS according to Texas A&M University System Policy, Texas A&M promotion and tenure guidelines, as well as supported through annual career development workshops and leadership training workshops.

The NASH-ACUE call for 100/200-level core curriculum and gateway course faculty has now closed. Due to the special interest in this unique faculty development opportunity, the Center for Teaching Excellence would like to open a call to ALL Faculty teaching undergraduate courses regardless of course level.

Timeline - Open Cohort

Call for Applications July 16, 2020
Application Submission Begins 
July 16, 2020
Deadline to Submit Applications July 31, 2020
Selected Applicants Notified August 7, 2020
Course Timeline August 2020 - April 2021

Timeline - 100/200-Level Core Curriculum and Gateway Courses

Application Submission Begins June 1, 2020
Deadline to Submit Applications (closed) July 13, 2020 
Selected Applicants Notified July 31, 2020
Course Timeline August 2020 - April 2021

Application Process
  • Complete the Qualtrics application at the link provided.
  • 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)
    • Course syllabus

  • 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.