2021 University Professorships named
Three Texas A&M University faculty were selected for the 2021 University Professorship award. University Professorships recognize faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their discipline and who have gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The award also acknowledges a commitment to inclusivity and diversity as well as excellence in teaching and service.
2021 University Distinguished Professors named
Five Texas A&M University scholars have earned the university’s highest faculty honor by being named University Distinguished Professors. The 2021 class of University Distinguished Professors includes faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Texas A&M Face Covering Frequently Asked Questions
As we return to campus over the summer and in the fall, the health and safety of all Aggies (students, faculty, and staff), especially of vulnerable individuals, is of paramount importance.
Amy Waer Named College of Medicine Dean
With the approval of the Texas A&M University System Chancellor, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Waer, M.D., F.A.C.S , as Dean of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Dr. Waer will transition from her duties as interim dean to her new role January 1, 2021.
Texas A&M University to establish a Graduate and Professional School
President Michael K. Young and Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke have approved a proposal to transition the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) into a Graduate and Professional School (GPS), effective January 1, 2021.
VP for Diversity Interim Appointment
We are pleased to inform the campus community that Dr. Annie S. McGowan has been named interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity at Texas A&M University effective December 1. She brings to the Office for Diversity noteworthy leadership experience. Most recently, Dr. McGowan served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at Mays Business School, where she holds the Bill and Gina Flores Professorship in Business. She also serves on the university’s Diversity Operations Committee.
Texas A&M Ranks No. 1 Again for Students Abroad
For the fifth consecutive year, the university is the top public institution for the number of students participating in international experiences
2020 Gathright/Dean’s Excellence Award Winners
Chapter 053 of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is proud to announce the 2020 cohort of freshman and sophomore Gathright and Dean’s Excellence Award winners!
Koufteros, Moreno-Conteno and Sparks each receive a UPUTE
Three members of the Texas A&M faculty were honored with the University Professorships for
Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. The award is conferred upon the most distinguished instructors of
undergraduate students at Texas A&M and underscores their uncommon excellence and devotion to
teaching. Recipients are lauded for their innovations in pedagogy, exploring new teaching methods and
skills for engaging students.
Texas A&M University Announces 2020 Presidential Impact Fellows
Eleven eminent Texas A&M University faculty have been honored among the 2020 Presidential Impact Fellows. The fourth class of Presidential Impact Fellows joins more than 65 colleagues recognized in prior years with one of the most prestigious scholarly impact awards presented to Texas A&M faculty. The award was initiated by President Michael K. Young to recognize rising stars in their respective fields, and those who embody the university’s commitment to advancing knowledge through transformational learning, discovery, innovation and impact for Texas and the world.
A&M’s new learning center houses innovative tech for students
More space for group work, 360-degree projection screens that wrap around classrooms and a multimedia production suite are just a handful of the features that make Texas A&M University’s new Innovative Learning Classroom Building stand out from other areas of campus.
Frank Ashley Receives Educator Hall of Fame Award
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Dean Mark Welsh has announced that Dr. Frank Ashley has been selected as one of four outstanding educators to be inducted into the University of Alabama’s College of Education Hall of Fame in 2021. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by the College’s Board of Advisors, and inductees are chosen because of their contributions to the education profession.
2020 Academic Affairs Tradition of Excellence Award Winners and Presentation
Twelve Texas A&M University Academic Affairs staff members and one staff team are being honored with 2020 Tradition of Excellence Awards. Award presentations will be made by video September 16, 2020, at 3:30 p.m.
Modern steel design and construction help Texas A&M University’s new 21st Century Classroom Building live up to its name
Texas A&M to randomly test students for coronavirus
More than 5,000 Texas A&M students living both and off the College Station campus have been randomly selected for COVID-19 testing and subsequent contact tracing should a positive result be returned. While the testing is voluntary, Provost Carol Fierke said testing could be mandatory in the future.
Fall 2020 Explanatory Absence Form
As approved by the Texas A&M University Faculty Senate for Fall 2020, students may use the Explanatory Statement for Absence from class in place of a note from their medical provider. The COVID-19 syllabus addendum is located here
Texas A&M Fall 2020 Course Frequently Asked Questions
Update to the campus community regarding fall courses, new information on face coverings, and enhanced safety procedures for campus
"Prize Patrol" Celebrates Advising Award Recipients
With university events being rescheduled due to COVID-19, representatives from the University Advisors and Counselors executive board and the Office for Student Success organized a “Prize Patrol” and car parade to honor the recipients of the 2020 Advising Awards in place of the annual banquet.
Texas A&M University at Qatar Dean Reappointed
I am pleased to announce that I am reappointing Dr. César Octavio Malavé as dean and chief operating officer of Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ). The reappointment is for five years, effective July 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.
2020 University Professorships Awarded
The award carries the opportunity for honorees to name their professorships for living or deceased faculty members who have been instrumental mentors and influences.
Change in Scheduled Classes for Monday, June 8th in recognition of George Floyd
In recognition of the public viewing for George Floyd on Monday and the Texas A&M University System full-day release of non-essential personnel, all scheduled class activities for Monday, June 8th at Texas A&M University will not be held.
Doctoral Student Conducts International Relations through Coffee
In early 2021, pandemic-permitting, Horticultural Sciences doctoral student Sarah Brinkley
will travel to Colombia on a Boren Fellowship
to conduct research and advance causes about which she is passionate.
By Rob Dixon, Texas A&M Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
Texas A&M Selected for National Initiative, Scaling Instructional Excellence for Student Success
Texas A&M University faculty members will be invited to participate in Scaling Instructional Excellence for Student Success, a strategic initiative aimed to promote quality instruction and student success. This cohort-based program targets core curriculum and gateway courses.
Record Number Of Aggies Earn Diplomas This Spring
Texas A&M University is expected to award a record 10,796 degrees as the Spring 2020 semester comes to a close this week.
Texas A&M Announces 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients
Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have selected 24 outstanding members of the university’s faculty and staff to be honored with 2020 Distinguished Achievement Awards.
Open Educational Materials Awards Recognize University Faculty
The Texas A&M University Libraries partnered with the Student Government Association (SGA) to recognize faculty members who promote or contribute to a culture of using open access materials. The SGA Open Educator Award and the SGA Open Education Champion Award, established in 2016, honor faculty members who go above and beyond in adopting and demonstrating use of Open Educational Materials (OEM).
Implementation of Canvas by Summer 2021 to Come in Waves
Texas A&M University has begun implementation of the new Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas, and we anticipate it being available for piloting for faculty teaching during the second summer session.
Texas A&M’s Quick Move To Online Courses Deemed A Success
Provost says it will have a long-term transformational effect on teaching.
By Lesley Henton, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications
Texas A&M Names New Dean of the School of Public Health
Texas A&M University Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke has announced Shawn Gibbs as the incoming dean of the School of Public Health.
Provost Announces Inaugural Academic Professional Track Teaching Awards
The Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) will honor 10 outstanding Academic Professional Track (APT) faculty members this month with the inaugural Provost Academic Professional Track Teaching Excellence Awards. The new award encourages, recognizes, and rewards faculty recipients for exceptional teaching
practices that create meaningful learning experiences for students. It illustrates both the impact of an effective teaching approach and the value of student-centered learning. Recipients of this award will receive a $5,000 cash stipend, generously gifted by the Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, and will hold this award title for life.
Texas A&M Provost Honored With Mildred Cohn Award
The 2020 Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry recognizes Texas A&M Provost Dr. Carol A. Fierke’s scholarship, scientific contributions and mentorship.
Agreement Brings Texas A&M and Chambers Of Commerce Together
An agreement between Texas A&M University and Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) will offer the opportunity to credential, train and develop up-and-coming chamber leaders nationwide.
President Young Names 2019 Presidential Professors
Professors Dr. Paul Busch and Dr. Rick Giardino were recognized for providing transformational learning opportunities to Texas A&M students.
‘Aggies In Italy’ Study Abroad Partnership Renewed
The commitment to offer Texas A&M University students educational and cultural experiences abroad remains a top priority.
2018 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients Announced
Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have selected 24 outstanding members of the school’s faculty and staff to be honored with 2018 Distinguished Achievement Awards.