With a value placed on continuous learning, the university offers many opportunities for employee growth.
Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness, Professional Development Department provides a variety of workshops, programs and consulting services for employees and work groups. Here are just a few of the courses offered:
- Adobe Acrobat
- Adobe Photoshop
- Conflict Management Skills for Supervisors
- Interpersonal Communications Skills
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Now - Discover Your Strengths
- Presentation Skills
To view a complete listing of courses, look at the Professional Development Department Courses page.
Instructional Technology Services
Instructional Technology Services (ITS) provides opportunities for faculty members, teaching assistants, and staff to learn how to use instructional technology in their courses, in their research, and in their departments. Some training topics include:
- eLearning (Blackboard Vista learning management system)
- calibrated peer review
- online assessments
To view a complete listing of courses, look at the ITS Courses page.
Texas A&M University Degree Programs
There are many employees at Texas A&M who seek degrees while they are working here. If you're interested in becoming a student of Texas A&M University, you may want to start by looking at our colleges and departments - more than 130 undergraduate degree programs, 170 master's degree programs, 93 doctoral degree programs and 5 first professional degrees as options for study.
Educational Release Time
The Educational Release Time Program enables employees who are registered as students to attend classes during their regularly scheduled workday (up to 3 hours per week). The goal of the program is to provide employees with more flexibility to attend classes.
Staff Tuition Assistance
The Staff Tuition Assistance Program is sponsored by the University Staff Council, in conjunction with the “financial wellness” pillar of WELLNESS WORKS!, provided by the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness. Staff Tuition Assistance will pay up to $1,000 per 3 credit hour class for a maximum of 2 classes for the fall and/or spring semesters.
To be eligible, staff must first be admitted to Texas A&M University (which includes Galveston, the School of Law, and the Health Science Center) through the Office of Admissions. Tuition assistance benefits will reflect as a credit against the fees assessed for the applicable term on the fee statement. No additional application process will be necessary.