Faculty Success

Faculty members actively engage students through challenging and innovative coursework and discussion, while remaining active in their professions, performing research, producing scholarly and creative work, and participating in a variety of professional organizations, making an impact here on campus and beyond. Providing policies and programs to support faculty in their professional development and in balancing the needs of career and family is critical to our success.

  • Quick Reference Guides & Resources
  • Classroom Resources
    • PACE
      The Professional and Academic Center for Excellence (PACE) is the faculty-led teaching and learning center at SHSU. Its primary goal is to improve student learning through teaching excellence.

    • Syllabus Guidelines
      The following COVID-19 language is available to include (but not required) in fall 2021 syllabi:

      To prevent COVID-19 infection and its spread to others, get vaccinated, monitor for COVID-like symptoms, and stay home if you’re feeling sick. All unvaccinated members of the SHSU community are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when indoors in public spaces. Those who are fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings indoors in public spaces during periods of "substantial" or "high" transmission. 

      Unlike the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, any student who is absent from this class because of illness, self-isolation, or quarantine will not be able to switch to “remote” attendance during the semester. This means that any student who needs to quarantine or self-isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test or close contact with a COVID-positive person will need a doctor’s note for an excused absence. If you need a free COVID-19 test or a doctor’s note, contact the SHSU Student Health Center to discuss your options. This also means that you will be responsible for making up any missed work or obtaining any material missed during your absence.

      For current information related to COVID-19, please visit the university’s COVID-19 webpage.

  • Faculty Development
    • QEP
      An essential component of our SACS-COC accreditation, the 2019-24 Quality Enhancement Plan seeks to improve both student success and student learning outcomes through the increased use of evidence-based active learning techniques in our classrooms.    

    • NCFDD
      The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. SHSU has maintained membership for several years. For more information, contact Nancy Baker. 

    • PACE
      The Professional and Academic Center for Excellence (PACE) is the faculty-led teaching and learning center at SHSU. Its primary goal is to improve student learning through teaching excellence.

    • Study Abroad
      Faculty-led study abroad programs are academic experiences/programs that are initiated, organized, and carried out by members of SHSU faculty, with assistance from the Office of International Programs (OIP).   
       

    • Graduate Studies 
  • Research & Grant Writing
    • ORSP Grant Development
      The Proposal Development Division is responsible for assisting and guiding investigators throughout the pre-award process. This is the first stop for faculty and staff interested in applying for external funding. 

    • Research Compliance
      The Compliance Division is responsible for assisting and guiding investigators throughout the Compliance approval (IRB/IACUC/IBC/Drone) process.  
       

    • Library Services in Scholarly Communications  
      The Newton Gresham Library’s scholarly communications services can support researchers through many stages of the research and publishing process, from data management planning, journal evaluation, and open-access publishing to copyright and licensing, research impact metrics, and much more.

    • Undergraduate Research Symposium 
      Conceived out of the importance of sharing undergraduate research by all students in a multi-disciplinary environment.  
    • EURECA
      SHSU recognizes the value of undergraduate scholarship—both for our students and our faculty members. We embrace a broad sense of the term “scholarship,” embracing all disciplines and all forms of creative activity, research, application and discovery.  

  • Resources for Department Chairs

  • Governance, Policies & Procedures
  • Student Support Referrals 

     A student approaches you for help with a problem.  Not sure where to send them for additional support or assistance?  Here’s a starting list… 

    • Academic Success Center = tutoring and supplemental instruction for several courses, especially writing and math; and peer mentoring 

    • SAM Center = academic advising and major/career exploration and “fit” discussions 

    • Campus Connect Alert and Referral System = find details on and access to an electronic process for connecting student support departments to students who may be encountering barriers to success; also known as ‘Coordinated Care Network’.

    • Financial Aid & Scholarships = financial assistance opportunities, such as scholarships and emergency aid 

    • Student Money Management Center = personal financial management coaching and other educational opportunities 

    • Counseling Center = individual, couples, and group therapy for currently-enrolled students; C.O.P.E. workshops, and crisis intervention 

    • Student Legal and Mediation Services = appointments available with an attorney to discuss a variety of eligible legal issues

    • Services for Students with Disabilities = assistance with full and equal access for students with physical disabilities and neurologically atypical conditions 

    • The Graduate School = for those students interested in continuing and advancing their education 

    A student is displaying concerning behavior (in the classroom, residence hall, at an on campus job, participating in an extracurricular activity, etc.).  What to do?  The Students of Concern (SOC) Team, in the Dean of Students’ Office, can assist.  Reach out to this team for consultation on a specific situation or student via phone (936-294-1783) or email (jyarabeck@shsu.edu).

    A student just needs some direction on where or how to find help.  Where to begin?  The Office of the Provost maintains a Student Success website where current students will find different categories of support for advising, finances, and a number of other services and programs.