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Engaged Teaching

Here, a growing body of talented faculty excel at connecting the classroom with problem solving through hands-on, experiential learning. Whether in campus research labs, dynamic real-world settings or study abroad opportunities, engaged teaching bridges the gap between theory and practice.

With your partnership, we will support and advance passionate faculty who lead and empower students in the classroom, the lab and beyond. Your investment in engaged teaching will help provide:

  Endowed Chairs, Professorships and Fellowships

Endowed chairs, professorships and faculty fellowships are some of the highest honors that a professor can receive. Along with the prestige come funds which give the freedom to support innovative research that advances our university and leads to world-changing discoveries. Fellowships can be endowed for a minimum of $125,000, professorships for a minimum of $250,000 and chairs for a minimum of $500,000.

When you establish a chair, professorship or faculty fellowship, or contribute to an existing one, you helps us keep the stellar faculty we have and attract tomorrow's stars.

  Research Support

Good research requires more than just curiosity and imagination. Resources like graduate research assistants, state-of-the-art laboratories, special equipment and seed funding allow faculty members to capitalize on great ideas and apply them as real-world solutions.

  Center for Faculty Development

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) provides a range of services throughout the academic year to help faculty sharpen their teaching, research and professional skills. From seminars and roundtables to informal working groups, CFD delivers crucial professional educator development and sustains a campus culture that values intellectual inquiry, scholarship and creative engagement.

When you support CFD, you help them extend the reach of their current programs and develop new programs. There's no easier way to help UHCL faculty across all levels and at all career stages.

Give to UHCL

For more information about establishing an endowment or making a gift to support Engaged Teaching, please contact University Advancement.

Andrea Baldwin

For Andrea Baldwin, lecturer in communication at University of Houston-Clear Lake, her class is not simply a room full of students. Her class – especially her Storytelling class – is an incubator.

“Storytelling is the class that I took when I was an undergraduate that changed the entire trajectory of my life,” Baldwin said. “This class is the crux of all I study. I teach students communication theory, but I also get them on their feet so they can tell their stories and  understand why it matters so much.”

Read her story

Sandy Johnson
Sandy Johnson, '82 MBA and CEO of Barrios Technology, is passionate about supporting higher education because of the key role teachers play in preparing and inspiring their students to seek a college degree and specifically, STEM careers. That's why Sandy, through Barrios, established a faculty fellowship in the College of Science and Engineering in 2001. In 2007, she added the Sandy Johnson/Barrios Technology Endowed Professorship in Educational Leadership in the College of Education. Dr. Gary Schumacher, former associate professor of educational leadership, was appointed to this three-year term professorship in fall 2015. He used the funds to develop and pilot a mentoring program for new principals from three area school districts. Because of Sandy's passion for STEM, determination and generosity, UHCL faculty are strengthening the quality of education within our community - one school, one principal at a time.


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