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OVERVIEW

Research Focused Resources
Research https://tamu.zoom.us/j/5083839753
Research Integrity and Compliance
Conflict of Interest
Responsible Conduct of Research
Export Controls
https://tamu.zoom.us/j/99933074803
Comparative Medicine
Attending Veterinarian

Global Health Research Complex 
https://tamu.zoom.us/j/8834109873
Sponsored Research Services
Research Administration
https://tamu.zoom.us/j/9270423511
Research Development Services                                                  https://tamu.zoom.us/j/8269607511
Microscopy and Imaging Center
High Performance Research Computing
Texas A&M Institute of Data Science
Texas A&M Energy Institute
Materials Characterization Facility
Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society              
https://tamu.zoom.us/j/9104061759
Council of Principal Investigators
Postdoctoral Scholars
https://tamu.zoom.us/j/7728746686
Teaching Focused Resources
Center for Teaching Excellence https://tamu.zoom.us/j/2853284155
Office for Academic Innovation:  LMS Resources  https://tamu.zoom.us/j/4307140902
Office for Academic Innovation:  Course Resources                                https://tamu.zoom.us/j/4385380476
Instructional Media Services   https://tamu.zoom.us/j/6737992857
Personnel Resources
Office for Diversity https://tamu.zoom.us/j/5053626525
Faculty Ombuds https://tamu.zoom.us/j/5053626525
Faculty Senate  https://tamu.zoom.us/j/5053626525
Dual-Career https://tamu.zoom.us/j/8323788835
ADVANCE                    https://tamu.zoom.us/j/5053626525
University Libraries https://tamu.zoom.us/j/6737992857
Transportation Services https://tamu.zoom.us/j/9662373002
APTF Committee     https://tamu.zoom.us/j/5053626525
BCS Community https://tamu.zoom.us/j/8323788835
Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness                   https://tamu.zoom.us/j/9662373002
Immigration Services for Faculty & Scholars https://tamu.zoom.us/j/8323788835

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DESCRIPTIONS

Research Focused Resources

Division of Research

The Vice President for Research, through the Division of Research, provides leadership and coordination to deliver   strategic support to further Texas A&M’s research mission. For more information please click here.

Research at our Core Flyer
Research by the Numbers Flyer

Research Titles and Staffing

The Division of Research administers research position titles and compensation procedures. For more information please click here.

Research Communications

Bulletin/Research Communications/R@TAMU. For more information please click here.

Bulletin Flyer
R@TAMU Flyer

Hagler Institute for Advanced Study

The Institute brings world-class scholars to take residence at Texas A& for up to twelve months. These scholars   collaborate with A&M faculty and graduate students to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. For more information please click here.

External Faculty Awards and Recognition

The Office of External Faculty Awards and Recognition establishes a university culture where faculty, peers, and unit leaders recognize the excellence of their peers through external awards. For more information please click here.

President’s Excellence Fund

The President’s Excellence Fund is a ten-year, $100 million initiative designed to further Texas A&M University’s commitment to the three pillars of advancing transformational learning; enhancing discovery and innovation; and expanding impact on our community, state, nation, and world. For more information please click here.

Research Compliance and Biosafety

The Division of Research, through its Research Compliance and Biosafety programs, is responsible for providing training and support to faculty, students and staff in regulatory requirements for research. The programs promote and ensure the highest standards for research compliance throughout Texas A&M. For more information please click here.

Red Flags in Research Flyer

Conflict of Interest/Responsible Conduct of Research/Export Controls

Researchers are required to disclose any involvement that might constitute a financial conflict of interest as applied to all externally sponsored research activities. The credibility of academic research and scholarship depends critically on the integrity with which it is designed, conducted, documented and communicated. Export control laws and regulations establish the conditions under which controlled information and items can be transmitted to anyone outside the United States and to foreign persons and entities in the United States. For more information please click here.

Responsible Conduct of Research Flyer
Research Misconduct Flyer

Comparative Medicine/Attending Veterinarian

The Comparative Medicine Program enhances excellence in research and teaching through high quality animal care at an affordable cost to the faculty. The Attending Veterinarian is responsible for the health and well-being of all animals used for research, teaching and testing at Texas A&M. For more information please click here.

Comparative Medicine Flyer
Attending Veterinarian Flyer

Global Health Research Complex

The Global Health Research Complex is a state-of-the-art, nationally distinct research facility and core laboratory serving as a system-wide resource to combat emerging infectious disease threats. For more information please click here.

Sponsored Research Services provides research administration services to The Texas A&M University System members headquartered in Brazos County, as well as the Texas A&M Galveston and Texas A&M Qatar campuses. For more information please click here.

Research Administration

Research Administration is responsible for the comprehensive oversight of research administration at Texas A&M, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Texas A&M Galveston and Qatar campuses. For more information please click here.

Research Development Services

Research Development Services assists the Texas A&M research community with professional development workshops and seminars, research proposal development, including multidisciplinary proposals, and other research support services. For more information please click here.

Microscopy and Imaging Center

The Microscopy and Imaging Center supports research and education by providing current and cutting-edge technologies in microscopy and related imaging for the life and physical sciences on the Texas A&M campus and beyond. For more information please click here.

High Performance Research Computing

HPRC is a dedicated computing resource used for cutting-edge, collaborative and transformative research and discovery at Texas A&M. For more information please click here.

Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science pursues new approaches to data science research, education, operations, and partnerships. For more information please click here.

Texas A&M Energy Institute

The Texas A&M Energy Institute pursues and supports new approaches for multidisciplinary energy research, education and external partnerships. For more information please click here.

Materials Characterization Facility

The Materials Characterization Facility trains students to use state-of-the-art instrumentation in support of their research and educational goals and provides infrastructure and centralized resources for faculty across campus who wish to apply for funding for new instrumentation that further enhances materials science and engineering at Texas A&M. For more information please click here.

Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society

An innovative program that has the potential to vastly improve the lives of humans and animals and to advance agricultural productivity by leveraging one of Texas A&M’s strengths: collaboration by outstanding faculty, students, and staff from several disciplines to address real-world issues. For more information please click here.

Council of Principal Investigators

The Council of Principal Investigators is committed to the continued improvement of the research environment for students, faculty, and staff. For more information please click here.

Postdoctoral Scholars

The Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association fosters a sense of community among postdoctoral scholars, advocates and serves as a representative voice of postdoctoral scholars, and strives to improve the quality of the postdoctoral experience at Texas A&M. For more information please click here.
 

Teaching Focused Resources

Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence maintains the university’s strategic goal of providing an outstanding educational experience for all students through faculty teaching professional development.  Center programming and services are designed to help faculty enhance the practice of teaching, improve student learning, facilitate curricular alignment, and present an evidence-based account of accomplishment in teaching. Similar services are available to post-docs and graduate students.
 
Faculty may meet with an instructional consultant for individualized assistance, participate in webinars or workshops with peers on strategies for engaging students, as well as gather virtually or face-to-face with colleagues from across campus to hear award-winning TAMU faculty share their approach to teaching. Center staff can offer feedback on course materials, observe in the virtual or face-to-face classroom, analyze student evaluation feedback, and talk through teaching or learning strategies for a class or for a grant proposal.
 
Departments may request assistance with specific topics of interest to their faculty such as classroom management or curriculum design. The Center also works collaboratively with other units on campus engaged in support of teaching and learning to ensure continuity of service.
 
New faculty are encouraged to contact the Center to discuss syllabus requirements, course design, assessment strategies, and active engagement methods. They can also learn about evidence-based practices in teaching utilized by successful faculty. For more information please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • How can I best assess student learning?
  • How can I incorporate/blance formative and summative assessment?
  • How can I further engagement in large classes?
  • How can I best faciliate groups/teams?
  • How can I keep engagement in the classroom with blended synchronous teaching?
  • How can I engage in person and remote students equitably?
  • How can I help students manage their anxiety and apprehension?
  • What suggestions do you have for teaching controversial topics?

Office for Academic Innovation

https://youtu.be/kzaN241od1A.

The Office for Academic Innovation is committed to inspiring innovation in line with Texas A&M University’s strategic focus on transformational teaching and learning. We seek to impact student learning by creating: pathways for improved student retention in an era of digitally-native students; pathways for delivery supported by the diverse education technology landscape; and pathways for enrollment that are designed to be accessible to students across the state of Texas, nation and world. Within the Office for Academic Innovation we focus on supporting faculty, staff, and teaching assistants as you all use the digital learning environment for teaching and learning. 

Learning Management System (LMS)
Within the Office for Academic Innovation we focus on supporting faculty, staff, and teaching assistants as you all use the digital learning environment for teaching and learning. We are amidst a pivotal moment as we move to Canvas from Blackboard as our new Learning Management System and overhaul our digital learning environment. We offer training resources in both live, real time as well as on-demand formats. We also host live virtual office hours daily that you are welcome to drop into. All of our resources are infused with best practices for teaching and learning in a digital and hybrid delivery format. LMS.tamu.edu is our central hub for all of our training resources and information. In addition to these resources, there are links to register for live training sessions delivered via ZOOM. Please visit http://lms.tamu.edu/Training-Support for additional information.

Course Resources (Zoom, Multimedia, Technical Support)
The Office for Academic Innovation encourages the use of Zoom and multimedia within courses to increase student engagement. Zoom, which is integrated into both Blackboard and Canvas, provides several opportunities for interaction, including virtual office hours, presentations, video lectures, and more. Multimedia works at any stage to improve the look and feel of a course, but it also accommodates the major learning styles of students resulting in more success.

The Office for Academic Innovation can support you in either Learning Management System by providing technical support. If you have issues specific to the functionality, enrollment, or trouble within your course, we recommend that you contact the AI Service Desk. Through help documentation, email, or phone, we can assist faculty with questions about their course setup, technical support, and additional resources. We can be reached by phone or email, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM CST. Our email address is aihelp@tamu.edu, and our phone number is 979-458-3417. For more information please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I’ve never used an LMS (eCampus/Blackboard or Canvas) to design a course and provide instruction before. How can I get further assistance with using an LMS to help guide a more robust learning experience for my students?
  • The university is changing from one LMS (Blackboard/eCampus) to another LMS (Canvas). What does that mean for me?
  • How do I get started in creating videos for my course?
  • Do I have to use expensive programs like Camtasia and Premiere Pro?
  • Do I need to use closed captions on my videos? How is that done and is it an extra cost?
  • How can we use Zoom with teaching classes?
  • Can students use Zoom to create their own meetings?

Instructional Media Services

Instructional Media Services (IMS) strives to enhance the classroom teaching experience for the faculty and students through the use of multimedia equipment in the Registrar Maintained Classrooms at TAMU. Our role is to provide consistency, based on the most common multimedia equipment needs, throughout classrooms at TAMU so that the faculty and students can feel comfortable with the technology provided. In order to fulfill this task, IMS installs computers and multimedia equipment, as well as maintains, develops, programs, and refines the equipment and systems under their control. For more information please click here.

University Libraries

Of course, the University Libraries provide access to a world-class collection of journals, books, databases and other information resources.  But did you know that we have innovative services and programs to support your teaching, research practices and development of your scholarly reputation?  Let’s talk about how you can enhance your digital identity. For more information please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How can faculty or departments enhance digital identity or scholarly reputation?
  • How can library support classes or course design?
  • How do they request a special publication, report or book?

 

Personnel Resources

Office for Diversity

The mission of the Office for Diversity is to implement and coordinate Texas A&M University’s Diversity Plan by providing leadership and support to the academic and administrative units as they embed diversity and inclusion in academic and institutional excellence. The Office for Diversity works to advance accountability, campus climate, and equity across the university while resisting racism, bias, and discrimination. For more information please click here.

Faculty Ombudsperson

The Faculty Ombuds Officer serves as an independent, confidential, and impartial resource for faculty.  The primary responsibility of the ombuds officer is to raise and clarify issues and concerns, identify opinions, and request assistance to informally resolve workplace conflicts. In cases where informal resolution efforts fail or are not advisable, the ombuds officer will counsel faculty of their options for formal action and will direct them to the appropriate university rules, resources, and offices. For more information please click here.

Faculty Senate

The mission of the Faculty Senate is to: foster a community of mutual respect and cooperation within the university; to facilitate effective faculty participation in academic governance; to broaden communication in matters of concern to the university; and to engage the faculty's skills in the guidance of the university's programs. For more information please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • What does Faculty Senate do?
  • How do I get involved?

Dual-Career Services

The mission of the Dual Career Program is to maximize employment opportunities for partners of current and/or future faculty members.  Each client we serve is given personalized assistance depending on his/her work experience, career expectations, and employment status.  Please note that while we aim to increase employment options, there is no guarantee of employment.  Texas A&M recognizes that meeting the needs of today’s academic and professional couples is key in recruiting and retaining faculty. The Dual Career Program was created to assist faculty candidates and current faculty in balancing their work with the conflicting demands of life events and maintain and strengthen the institution’s ability to recruit and retain diverse faculty of excellence who are part of dual career couple. 
SERVICES

  • The Dual Career Program Coordinator (DCPC) will conduct an initial consultation with you to determine employment needs.
  • You will be provided with a resume/curriculum vitae review based on local market preferences.
  • The DCPC will assist you in connecting to TAMU and local contacts and possibly open positions.
  • The DCPC has extensive experience in all areas of the job search process and can provide a full range of services tailored to your needs.

 For more information please click here.

Academic Professional Track Faculty Committee

We are the Committee on the Status of Academic Professional Track Faculty (APTF). We are elected by college or academic unit at the same time as the Faculty Senate elections and with a similar proportionality, and we serve alternating three-year terms. We represent all faculty outside of the standard tenure-track career pathway, yet all Texas A&M faculty can run and vote for their representatives on the committee. The majority of the committee includes professionals typically called non-tenure track such as instructional professors, professors of the practice, and senior lecturers. Many members are well-regarded educators including prestigious teaching award winners as well as leaders in various research and service aspects. For more information please click here.

Immigration Services for Faculty & Scholars (ISFS)

Immigration Services for Faculty and Scholars (ISFS) supports and advises university departments on the employment of foreign nationals. We prepare and file nonimmigrant petitions (for H-1B, TN, E-3 and O-1 statuses) with USCIS to secure work authorization for our foreign faculty, researchers, and professional staff. In addition, ISFS works with university departments who wish to sponsor their faculty for permanent residence.  ISFS also oversees the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for scholars, researchers, and student interns. The Program allows foreign researchers to come to Texas A&M University with the purpose of engaging in collaborative research with faculty members. For more information please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • How do I start the process to become a permanent resident?
  • How do I sponsor a visiting scholar?
  • Can I travel home?

ADVANCE

ADVANCE is a unit within the Office of the Dean of Faculties that provides programs, resources and advocacy in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty at Texas A&M University. For more information please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • What programs are available for faculty?
  • Are programs available to all faculty?
  • What do I need to do to apply for the NCFDD Faculty Success Fellow program?
  • How do I apply to the ADVANCE Administrative Fellows Program?
  • How can I become more involved with ADVANCE?

BCS Community

Come see everything the twin cities has to offer! For more information please click here.

Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness (HROE)

For more information please click here.
Benefits and Retirement

For more information please click here.

Employee and Leadership Development

For more information please click here.

Employee Relations

For more information please click here.

Flourish (Wellness)

For more information please click here.

Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding

For more information please click here.

Transportation Services

As the campus community prepares for the start of the school year, we want to share with you all that Transportation Services has to offer to support your travel both on and off campus, so you can navigate the community with ease. With transit, parking and alternative transportation options, we want you to feel confident when navigating the campus throughout the week.
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some things may be different when you arrive to campus and we want to make sure you have the latest information so you can get around campus hassle free when the new semester begins. Our highest priority is the health and safety of all of the students, faculty and staff, while being dedicated to providing the very best service to you under even the most challenging circumstances.
 
We anticipate changes in the way people get around campus this fall, which could include continued restrictions on the number of passengers on buses and policies requiring distancing and face covering protocols. We also understand more people may want to use personal vehicles, bikes or other single person modes to get to their destinations, and we want to support the choice that is best for your health and safety.
 
Join us in learning more about Transportation Services so you have the information you need to have a successful year at Texas A&M.
 
Visit transport.tamu.edu/covid for the latest Transportation Services COVID-19 related information and updates. Click here for information about 2020 fall options for faculty teaching in newly converted classroom buildings. 

For more information please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • What is the parking permit policy?
  • Why don't I get a refund if the permit is purchased with Automatic Payroll Deduction?
  • What happens if fall semester changes due to further COVID-19 actions?
  • Why do permit turn ins result in losing the parking spot?
  • What are the parking rules and regulations?
  • Where can information regarding parking be accessed?
  • Where can I find transit and route information?


 Additional Resources

G.R.A.D. Aggies Faculty
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies 
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs