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Faculty Affairs and Development

Professional Development Opportunities

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is offering several Faculty Development Seminars for 2016-2017. The seminars include:

  • Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar February/March, 2017, Inverness Hotel & Conference Center, Englewood, CO
  • Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, September, 2017, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • Mid-Career Minority Faculty Development Seminar, September, 2017
  • Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, December 10-13, 2016, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX

To find more information regarding the AAMC Professional Development opportunities, visit their website at

If you are interested in attending one of these seminars, please contact Tom Tenner at (806)743-3010 or

ELAM Program

ELAM is the only in-depth national leadership program preparing women faculty for the highest administrative ranks at academic health centers.  Details and downloadable application materials can be found on the ELAM web site at  In addition, please feel free to contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development if you have any questions or need additional information. 

Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars

Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.  For more information on the various programs go to:

Online Professional Development Modules

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has supported the creation of four online professional development modules for educators across Texas that are now available 24/7 for faculty to access on demand.  These online professional development modules are now available free of charge at :

The modules consist of instruction examples, teaching tips, recommended readings, current pedagogical scholarship, active learning teaching strategies, and classroom activities and are designed to improve higher education instruction, particularly for new faculty and /or faculty teaching introductory level courses.