Current Faculty and Retention
City of San Marcos Homebuyer Incentive Program
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of San Marcos has relocated resources to meet the need of the community. As a result the Homebuyers Incentive Program has been suspended until further notice.
Annually, Texas State recognizes outstanding faculty who have made significant contributions in the area of teaching, scholarship, service, and other areas. The following policies and webpages describe awards that are granted on a university-wide level. Colleges, departments, and other units offer faculty awards, as well.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity, and Excellence in Service and Presidential Seminar: https://policies.txstate.edu/division-policies/academic-affairs/02-04-20.html
Award for Excellence in Online Teaching: https://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/faculty/Award-for-Excellence-in-Online-Teaching.html
Mariel M. Muir Excellence in Mentoring Awards: https://policies.txstate.edu/university-policies/04-04-36.html
Part-time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award: https://www.txstate.edu/facultysenate/resources/pt-teaching-award.html
Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards: https://policies.txstate.edu/university-policies/04-04-37.html
Faculty Development Leave
Faculty development leave enables tenured faculty members to accomplish work not possible at the home institution or concurrent with normal duties. The Texas Legislature established a program of faculty development leave "to improve further the higher education available to the [students] at the state-supported colleges and universities and to establish this program of faculty development leaves as part of the plan of compensation for the faculty of these colleges and universities."
Application: Faculty Requests portal
University Policy: AA/PPS 04.02.02
Texas Education Code: V.T.C.A. Education Code, Chapter 51, Subchapter C
Faculty Fellowship Opportunities
Faculty are encouraged to participate in distinguished national and international fellowship programs recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and National Research University Fund (NRUF) eligibility. Each faculty member considering a fellowship is required to utilize this planning tool and discuss the opportunity with the department chair/school director before submitting an application
Planning Tool: Faculty Fellowship Opportunities
University Policy: AA/PPS 04.01.32
Faculty Retention Guidelines
The Office of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is committed to an effective program of faculty retention, including appropriate and competitive salary. Deans, school directors, and department chairs are encouraged to develop practices for investing in high-performing faculty before they seek or receive offers from other institutions.
Guideline: Faculty Retention and Salary Adjustments
Faculty Salary Equity
Texas State University is committed to maintaining a faculty salary system that equitably compensates faculty members for their service. A component of this system is the periodic review of full-time continuing faculty salaries. When funds are made available by the President’s Cabinet or when they deem it useful, the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs (VPAA) will initiate the faculty salary equity study. AA/PPS 04.01.51 provides information about the process that is used to conduct this periodic review.
Outside of this periodic process, salary equity concerns may be directed to the appropriate chair/director and dean, who may coordinate with Faculty and Academic Resources for review and response.
Subvention Support and Guidelines
Texas State University is committed to supporting faculty in the publication and dissemination of high quality research, scholarly, and creative works. The subvention program is designed to assist when university and scholarly presses and open-access publishers require authors/creators to provide funds to underwrite the publication and dissemination of these works. Subvention awards provide partial financial assistance to faculty members when departments, colleges, and other units are unable to provide full support.
Guideline: Subvention Program
Work Life and Inclusion Resources
Providing a healthy work environment is important at Texas State, which is why the university provides several programs and resources to help employees balance life's challenges, harmonize stress, and better manage multiple responsibilities. The Work Life program promotes health and wellness resources, including the Wellness Program, employee discounts, on-campus and off-campus activities, the employee assistance program, and other resources for helping employees acclimate and thrive. Several affinity groups, along with diversity and inclusion efforts, also provide support to faculty.
Work Life resources: https://www.hr.txstate.edu/worklife.html
Texas State Employee Wellness Program: https://policies.txstate.edu/university-policies/04-04-32.html
Inclusion Resources: https://inclusion.txstate.edu/programs-and-resources/faculty-staff/get-involved.html