Development Programs

New Faculty Orientation

Welcome aboard! We are excited you are now part of the ACU family! We’ve made things easier for you by collecting the info you need here in one place.

Master-Teacher Training Program

This year-long program focuses on practical tips for helping students engage, organize knowledge to build mastery, and become self-directed learners.

Tenure & Promotion Support

Learn best practices for showcasing your contributions to the institution during the creative phase of developing your tenure and promotion portfolio.

Summer Faculty Fusion

Kick off a year of thinking and learning at Faculty Fusion, held each summer on the Friday before Wildcat Week.  Meet with faculty, hear from experts, and plan your semester.

Adams Center Initiatives

Academic Leaders at ACU generously support faculty renewal and faculty enrichment opportunities. Faculty who qualify are encouraged to apply for funds and assistance made available through the provost’s office, the Faculty Development Committee, and the Adams Center.

The deadline for all Adams Center funding proposals is the last Monday in January.

ACU 20/20 Grants

The ACU 20/20: Envisioning the Future of Education Teaching Innovation Grant program is intended to strategically explore new models of teaching and educational delivery.

Curriculum Development Stipends

The goal of the Curriculum Development Stipend program is to encourage teaching excellence at Abilene Christian University.

Presidential Funds

In 1994, the President of the University established a Professional Development fund to be used to supplement currently budgeted monies dedicated to faculty enrichment.

Faculty Development Committee

The faculty development committee facilitates, advocates, and provides opportunities and resources for faculty enrichment across the university.

University Initiatives

Here is a list of other sources of funding that, although not sponsored through the Adams Center, are also available to university faculty.

Cullen Grants

The Cullen grant fund was established to provide time for faculty scholarship during a summer term for qualified faculty in non-Math-Science disciplines.

Math-Science Grants

The Cullen grant fund was established to provide time for faculty scholarship during a summer term for qualified faculty in Math-Science disciplines.

SEED Awards

This is a highly competitive grant designed to fund an investigator over 2 years, for a total of $20,000 ($10,000 each fiscal year), in the conduct of studies aimed at providing preliminary data for an external funding application.

External Grants

This is a helpful resource from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to assist faculty and staff in their pursuit to obtain external funds to support scholarly research and projects.

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