Faculty Development Workshops


One of the activities of the Building Scholars Program is to host an annual faculty development workshop for TAMIU and LC. The program provides funds for collaborators from other universities and colleges to come to Laredo and present their best practices for teaching and research unique from their home institutions. In turn, this will reflect in strengthening the students' development in all areas including undergraduate research capabilities in their chosen disciplines.


  • Maria C. Santana, International/Mass Communication, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies program, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, The 2015 Faculty & Administrative Assembly, Enduring Issues on Research in the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Closer Look into Arts and Humanities, August 18, 2015.

  • Paul E. Larson, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Spanish, and Director of the Baylor in Madrid Summer Study Program,  Baylor University, Waco, TX, Effective Undergraduate Research Mentoring, April 22, 2016.

  • Linda R. Zientek, Sam Houston State University, Houston, TX, Conducting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Education: The Benefits of Adhering to the Standards, March 24, 2017.

  • Adelita G. Cantu, Presidential Award winner and an Associate Professor at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX, Undergraduate Nursing Research Workshop: Road to Success, October 19, 2017.

  • Luis T. Cerda, City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, TX, Typhus Fatal Case: The Environmental Variable as Determinant Factor, January 29, 2018.

  • Luis A. Vega, California State University, Bakersfield, CA, Apprenticeship Models for Undergraduate Research: Personalizing Research Practices across the Curriculum (Applications in Sociology, Psychology, and Social Sciences), March 23, 2018.

  • Rex Yuxing Du, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, Houston, TX, Enhancing Undergraduate Research in Business, Education, Economics, and Marketing, October 25, 2018.

  • Eluned G. Jones, University of Birmingham Intranet, West Midlands, UK, Developing Employability Skills through Undergraduate Research, March 5, 2019.

  • Bertha E. Flores, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX, Students in Research: Cervical Cancer Prevention Practices among Hispanics, September 10, 2019.

Paul E. Larson Linda R. Zientek Adelita G. Cantu