August 2015- UNT's highly successful Emeritus College (EC) would like to invite faculty and qualified graduate students to teach in the Spring 2016 session. The Emeritus College is in its 7th year offering non-credit classes specifically designed for adults 50 and older. The mission of the Emeritus College is to provide a broad range of educational activities and intellectual stimulation for faculty and the community. The classes are an excellent way to showcase the exciting work going on at UNT.
The EC are now soliciting proposals for Spring 2016 (February-April). Classes will be held on the UNT campus (Mondays and Wednesdays), Robson Ranch (Tuesdays and Thursdays), and the TWU campus (primarily in May). To find out more about the Emeritus College, visit their website.
Benefits to faculty who teach in the Emeritus College include:
- Intellectual and community engagement
- Interaction with motivated learners
- Inform community about research and programs at UNT
- Free Emeritus College classes
- Free meal at Robson Ranch Wildhorse Grill
Classes have two formats: one-time lectures (60-90 minutes, with discussion) and seminars (60-90 minute lectures over 2-4 weeks). If you would like to teach the seminar format, you could teach both sessions yourself or recruit others to help you teach the two sessions.
Many Emeritus College faculty are retired, but others are active faculty. Examples of Fall 2015 Emeritus College classes taught by active UNT faculty are:
- Order and Chaos: The World of the 13th and 14th Centuries C.E. - Reid Rerring
- After San Jacinto: The Republic of Texas at War - Richard McCaslin
- Understanding War and Strategies for Promoting Peace - James Meernik
- The Autobiographical Eugene O'Neill: Father Sons and Brothers - Alex Petit
- The Texas Revolution - Andrew Torget
- Shakespeare's Falstaff - Jacqueline Vanhoutte
- Putin's Russia - Olga Velikanova
- Nanomanipulation Bioworkstation for Single-cell Analysis: At the Cancer and Diabetes Forefront - Guido Verbeck
We have modeled our program after other nationally recognized lifelong learning programs which keep the costs low to the community, so we cannot offer payment to teachers. However, we can offer you free admission to any of the classes and social gatherings we offer during the semester you teach.