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Texas A&M University opened in 1876 as the state's first public institution of higher learning and has become a reserch-intensive university dedicated to developing leaders to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

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Texas A&M Governance & Administration

Texas A&M's goal is to provide the foundational resources to elevate and amplify new faculty members impact on academia and society, while surrounding them with a community of support for their scholarly and professional growth.

Texas A&M faculty members receive feedback through their initial appointment, annual and midterm reviews, along with promotion and tenure review.

Faculty at every career stage should familiarize themselves with the wide variety of information and resources provided by the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. This includes benefits, employee development, payroll and sick leave.

Entities Supporting Classroom Management

Classroom Management Resources

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Office Hour Requirements

A faculty member is expected to be available to students outside of class for consultations on course work, the student’s progress in the course and to answer questions. Office hours should be posted online. The faculty member should be available at a location that is easily accessible to students during those posted times. Office hours occur during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday– Friday). Your department will advise you on the minimum number of office hours that you should hold, as well as any other guidelines related to consultations with students outside of class.

Rules for Awarding Credit, Attendance & Extended Learning

Rules & Resources for Faculty Travel

The Center for Teaching Excellence advances the University's goal of providing a transformational education through the provision of innovative teaching and mentoring resources for faculty.

The division is committed to a truly comprehensive university where students, researchers, and inventors bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation.

The Division of Academic and Strategic Collaborations supports Texas A&M's land-grant mission of teaching, conducting research and providing services to surrounding communities through partnerships with public and private organizations.