Texas Tech University

Faculty Development Leave Committee


The Faculty Development Committee shall receive from department chairpersons through the deans applications by faculty members for faculty development leaves.  The committee shall review these applications and make recommendations to the provost, pursuant to published criteria for selection and announcement availability of such leaves.  The committee shall review criteria for selection and the extent of availability of leaves and make appropriate recommendations.

The committee shall also study and make recommendations for other programs for faculty development.


Members are elected for three-year terms by the general faculty of their respective colleges and schools and by members of the administration eligible for development assignments. The composition and selection of this committee are governed by statute. Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated (Education Code. Volume II, Section 51.103).

Operating Procedures

The committee shall develop its own operating procedures subject to approval by the provost. Copies of any minutes or reports are to be provided to the provost, to the Faculty Senate, and to the University Library. The chairperson may be invited to visit the Faculty Senate to inform its members of the activities of the committee during the year.


The committee shall elect its chairperson annually from the faculty members who are in their final year or term of service.

Name College/Department Term Began Term Ends
Alcorn, Michelle College of Human Sciences 2022 2025
Allen, Eric School of Music 2022 2025
Bradatan, Costica Honors College 2022 2025
Buelinckx, Hendrika College of Architecture 2020 2023
Caswell, Kurt Honors College 2020 2023
Cho, Jeasik College of Education 2020 2023
Dodd, Sara College of Human Sciences 2021 2024
Doerfert, David College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources 2020 2023
Epstein, Dora College of Architecture 2022 2025
Jones, Robert College of Human Sciences 2022 2025
Kvande, Marta College of Arts and Sciences 2022 2025
Meek, Richard College of Visual and Performing Arts 2021 2024
Nutter, Brian Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering 2020 2023
Pare, Paul College of Arts and Sciences 2021 2024
Prucha, Mallory College of Visual and Performing Arts 2022 2025
Schumacher, Sara Library 2021 2024
Soonpaa, Nancy School of Law 2020 2023
Stewart, Rob Office of the Provost, Ex-Officio
Swingen, Abigail College of Arts and Sciences 2022 2025
Taylor, Christopher College of Architecture 2022 2025

Membership Code

  1. At least sixteen members, divided between the Colleges, the Law School, and the administration, with at least one member representing each division.

Office of the Provost