A&M System Nixes Controversial Teaching Awards Program

Today, in one of his first acts as the new Texas A&M University System interim chancellor, Jay Kimbrough discontinued a controversial Teaching Excellence Awards program.

The decision was made following a conference call yesterday with university presidents and agency chiefs within the system. This afternoon, in an email to administrators, Kimbrough indicated that his thinking was two-fold. "First and foremost," he wrote, "I have received a considerable amount of feedback regarding the program from many of you and your faculty. Secondly, we have determined that the A&M System does not have an adequate funding mechanism to ensure the long-term viability ...

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