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Faculty Development Leave


Faculty Development Leave Committee Members 2015-2016


Policy Guidelines, Faculty Development Leave Program AY 17


Application Procedures for Faculty:

  1. FDL Policy Guidelines for Leave in FY17
  2. Apply at the FDL portal. Applications for leave in FY17 will be accepted starting on August 26, 2015.


Over the past several years, an increasing number of abstracts have been submitted which do not meet the criteria, required by the Board of Regents, which are stated in the policy guidelines. This has resulted in many of the abstracts having to be re-written by the FDL liaisons for the college, or by DOF or TAMU System staff in order for the abstracts to be acceptable and the FDL to be granted to the faculty member.


As part of the review process, please make sure that the abstracts meet the criteria set on the guidelines. Abstracts which do not meet these standards will be returned to the faculty member who is applying for leave to be re-written. If the deadline for submitting the FDL application has passed, or if the re-written abstract is not satisfactory to the committee, the faculty member may be denied leave.  


Examples of FDL abstracts before and after editing:


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

College of Architecture

Bush School of Government and Public Service

College of Education and Human Development

Dwight Look College of Engineering

College of Geosciences

School of Law

College of Liberal Arts

University Libraries

Mays Business School

College of Science

Texas A&M University at Galveston

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences



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 (please click on the links below to register to attend a session):


August 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.



September 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



September 10, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

            YMCA 108R


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.