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Faculty Development Leave


Faculty Development Leave Committee Members 2014-2015


Application Procedures for Faculty:

  1. FDL Policy Guidelines for Leave in FY16 
  2. Apply at the FDL portal. Applications for FY16 accepted after August 27, 2014.


Support from DOF for Faculty Development Leave

The Dean of Faculties receives funding from the Association of Former Students and the Provost’s Office to support faculty who go on faculty development leave. Funds for the faculty development program are distributed to the college and the college has full discretion on how they use the funds.

We also receive some funding from the Texas A&M Foundation to help faculty who receive awards or opportunities that commit the individual to travel and live outside of College Station (e.g., Fulbright, Guggenheim, etc.). The moneys from the Foundation are allocated on a first come basis to faculty for whom accepting an award means also incurring in a substantive expense above and beyond the support received from the award, their department or their college.

If you receive a Fulbright, Guggenheim or other prestigious award that fails to cover all your expenses, you may inquire directly to the Dean of Faculties for the availability of funding to assist you.


Information Sessions:
The Office of the Dean of Faculties will be hosting a series of informational sessions on Faculty Development Leave starting in late summer and continuing into early fall.


To register, please choose the date below that works best for you.


Wednesday, Aug. 27

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Room 205D, YMCA Building


Wednesday, Sept. 10

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Room 108R, YMCA Building

Thursday, Sept. 11

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Room 205D, YMCA Building


Please note: Parking is very limited on central campus. If you have access to a business pass from your department, three business parking spaces are available in Lot 20, on the Southeast side of Henderson Hall.  Business spaces are also available in Lot 11, on the Northeast side of Sbisa. Both of these options will require a walk to the YMCA building. The nearest parking garage is the University Center Garage, located at Koldus, across from the MSC. Visitors arriving from West Campus or the Bush School may find it most convenient to ride the bus and disembark at the MSC, which is a short walk from the YMCA building. More information may be found at


Benefits Information:


FDL Report

Each leave recipient must submit a report to the Office of the Dean of Faculties by the conclusion of the first long semester after returning from leave. Please use this report template to explain activities undertaken while on leave, the benefits to both the faculty member and the institution, and impacts. Final reports must be submitted by email to


The Office of the Dean of Faculties will forward a copy of the report to the department head and college dean.