With a value placed on continuous learning, the university offers many opportunities for employee growth.
Employee & Organizational Development
Employee & Organizational Development (EOD) provides a variety of workshops, programs and consulting services for employees and workgroups. Their offerings fall into two basic groups: Professional Development and Technology Training. For example, here are just a few of the courses offered:
Professional Development Courses
- Now - Discover Your Strengths
- Time Management
- Interpersonal Communications Skills
- Conflict Management Skills for Supervisors
Technology Training Courses
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Acrobat
- Microsoft Excel
To view a complete listing of courses, look at the EOD 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. Texas A&M has more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and 240 master's and Ph.D. programs to choose from. If you're interested in becoming a student of Texas A&M, you may want to start by looking at the Texas A&M Academics page.
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
Staff Tuition Assistance provides a credit on fees for employees registered as students in undergraduate or graduate courses in a degree-seeking program taken at Texas A&M University (which includes Galveston, the School of Law, and the Health Science Center). The program is administered under the “financial wellness” pillar of the WELLNESS WORKS!
Texas A&M University Staff Scholarship
The University Staff Council, with support from the Association of Former Students, sponsors a Staff Scholarship awarded each year to full-time, budgeted staff members. Applications are reviewed once a year and must be received by August 1 for the following Fall and Spring semesters.