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Scholarship & Teaching Excellence Program (STEP)

New assistant professors at Texas State University are expected to participate in the Scholarship and Teaching Excellence Program. The program consists of six sessions dedicated to ensuring a solid foundation for research productivity, strengthening teaching and scholarship, creating an awareness of various university resources, and addressing the tenure and promotion process. The goals of the program are to inspire strong performance as well as to instill a sense of community among the new faculty on campus.
The programs typically begin at noon and last until approximately 3:00 p.m. 
Participants will sign an agreement indicating their intent to participate in the program. Upon satisfactory completion of the Scholarship and Teaching Excellence Program, participants will receive a certificate and a $600 stipend. STEP stipends are awarded solely for scholarly activity that will contribute to your career growth at Texas State during the next academic year. 
Please contact our office at or 512-245-2112 if you have any questions about the program.

**Due to COVID-19, some in person sessions may be moved online. More information will be provided before the first session. 

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