The Academy is a formal organization of distinguished scholars recognized for their teaching excellence, and is committed to the enhancement of health science education. The complete by-laws of the academy can be viewed by clicking on the link. The goals of the Academy are to:
Eligible members in the Academy must be outstanding teachers in The University of Texas health science system. A goal of the Academy is to have diverse membership representing the many disciplines in health science education. The requirements for membership in the Academy will be strict. In general, membership in the Academy will be based on well-defined categories of excellence in teaching. Outstanding performance in any category will qualify a faculty for consideration for membership in the Academy. The categories of excellence in teaching include, but are not limited to:
Nominations for membership in the Academy may come from the President, Dean or Vice-Dean and the Faculty Senate at each University of Texas health science campus. Details of the process of membership nomination and selection are contained in the by-laws and in the manual outlining policies and procedures.