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Faculty Initiatives

The academic units and its faculty play an important role in internationalizing the campus.  Therefore, several faculty initiatives are developed to welcome academia to participate in the process and to share their expertise.  If you are a faculty member and would like to partake in our initiatives or have an idea you would like to share, please contact us.  

Faculty International Award (FIA)
The FIA Award recognizes a faculty member that makes significant teaching or research contributions towards the internationalization of the University, its faculty, and its students. The nominee must be a full-time, tenure-track TAMIU faculty member and third-party and self-nominations are accepted. Nominees must have had two years of continuous service in a full-time position with Texas A&M International University as of the date of nomination, and must not have received the award within the past five years.  The award is a plaque and $500.  Deadline for nominations is April 30th.

Curriculum Internationalization
TAMIU is committed to becoming the international university in the Texas A&M System and the State of Texas.  An instrumental strategy to accomplish such a goal is revamping its curricula to reflect the need for an effective international competence.  The Binational Center works hand in hand with Departments and Colleges in order to internationalize their curriculum across the board.  In turn, they will be able to enrich their international offerings and broaden traditional subject areas by an international comparative approach.

To that effect the Binational Center has created an initial 'inventory' or courses with an international perspective and/or content.  Such an 'inventory' serves as a platform for Departments and Colleges to strengthen their curriculum, thus deepening students' understanding of the social, legal, economic, political, and technological aspects of countries around the world.  Enhanced and newly developed international courses will largely improve their chances to excel in today's highly global community.

For additional information contact us at:

Texas A&M International University
BINATIONAL CENTER
5201 University Boulevard
Pellegrino Hall 301
Laredo, TX 78041
Tel. 956-326-2834
Fax 956-326-2836
Email: binationalcenter@tamiu.edu
Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100