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Aug 4, 2017
Professor Guido Verbeck of UNT's Chemistry faculty has developed a mobile mass spectrometer, and have installed it on a Ford Fusion. This remarkable device has many possible applications. For example, it can be used to identify illicit methamphetamine or PCP labs by detecting traces of certain chemicals in the air. Professor Verbeck also believes that the car may have important applications in environmental protection - for example, in oil and gas drilling operations. Details here: https://chemistry.unt.edu/node/4464
Aug 4, 2017
Pamela Padilla, Associate Professor in Biological Sciences, has recently been awarded two grants totaling $1.4 million. The National Institutes of Health has awarded Prof.
Mar 21, 2017
Dr. Saraju Mohanty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Consumer Electronics, the magazine of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society.
Mar 21, 2017
Spencer Keralis, Research Associate Professor and  Head of Digital Humanities and Collaborative Programs at UNT Libraries, recently was awarded the Texas Library Innovative Outreach Award. He’s also been invited to serve a summer residency at the Queer Zine Archive Project in Milwaukee. These residencies are invitation only, and only a few invitations are issued each year. While in residence, Dr.
Dec 22, 2016
UNT faculty, staff, and graduate students are now able to participate in the online programming offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).
Dec 21, 2016
Cynthia Mohr, Professor and Chair of UNT’s Design Department in the College of Visual Arts and Design, was recently named as this year’s recipient of the International Interior Design Association Leadership Award of Excellence. Professor Mohr’s professional work includes experiences in both residential and contract design.
Oct 31, 2016
Meredith Clark, Assistant Professor in the Mayborn School of Journalism, and two of her colleagues have had a $30,000 grant funded by the Spencer Foundation for a study about the
Sep 30, 2016
This year’s Salute to Faculty Excellence, a week-long celebration of the many ways UNT faculty excel, will begin September 19. Here is the schedule of the week’s events, includingthe annual Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Ceremony on September 22.
Sep 30, 2016
Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor of Art Education, was recently elected to serve as the Editor of 
Sep 30, 2016
How do college instructors learn to teach effectively? Many entered the classroom with trepidation and minimal formal preparation. Along the way, there were both uphill climbs and high points. Each instructor’s journey is a tale of lessons learned from success and failures.
Mar 16, 2016
UNT’s annual Open Access Symposium, featuring presentations and interactive sessions led by researchers and librarians based in the US, Canada, UK, and the Netherlands from various fields of study, begins the afternoon of Thursday, May 19, with a keynote by Dan Morgan (publisher of Collabra).
Dec 22, 2015
Balancing the demands of a fast-paced and challenging workplace with one's personal life is an ongoing challenge with which all faculty members must grapple. Sponsored by the Office for Faculty Success, UNT's Work-Life Balance Workshop was held January 29 in the new University Union. The speakers, all experts in their fields, focused on time management, healthy living, stress management, and more. The workshop speakers included:
Dec 14, 2015
UNT’s Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) holds the Teaching Excellence Seminar at the beginning of every long semester and is intended to educate and inform new instructors on UNT policies and best practices in teaching and learning.
Dec 1, 2015
As per UNT Policy 15.2.16, pre-finals week refers to the seven calendar days preceding the final week of each fall and spring semester and is designated so that students can adequately prepare for their final exams. 
Nov 30, 2015
As finals week is quickly approaching, the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) would like to provide faculty with a few tips on test settings within Blackboard Learn. The attached CLEAR Faculty Tip Sheet provides an overview of the Test Availability options available when adding a test to a course along with CLEAR's best recommendations for making wise selections.
Nov 13, 2015
The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is seeking applications, nominations, and/or suggestions of full-time tenured faculty members interested in a Spring semester 2016 administrative internship, which may be extended further based upon support available and mutual agreement. This development program is designed to offer faculty members opportunities to explore career options in academic administration. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2015.
Nov 12, 2015
In recognition of faculty excellence, the UNT Foundation, the Office of the Provost and the Office for Faculty Success are pleased to announce the call for the 2016 faculty awards. Please consider nominating your colleagues for one of the awards listed below.
Oct 29, 2015
Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) is the new student evaluation system for UNT. Developed and offered by the University of Washington (IASystem®), this proven system offers both online and paper administration options, as well as evaluation forms that support different pedagogical formats (e.g., large lecture, online, studio). This system also offers many benefits to obtain an overall assessment of the course and instructor.
Oct 27, 2015
UNT will be hosting the North Texas Fabrication Group’s Digital Fabrication Research Symposium on Nov. 5th from noon to 5:00 p.m. in Willis Library’s The Factory on the first floor. For details about this event click here.
Oct 14, 2015
Interested in learning about how to get grant funding for your research and what support there is for you? Representatives from the Office of Research Services will answer all of your questions at a FacultyConnect event on Monday October 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Oct 13, 2015
The winners of the 2015 Research Leadership Awards, Professor Dornith Doherty of Studio Art and Professor Armin Mikler of Computer Science and Engineering, each discussed their research at the Salute to Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activity on September 30, 2015. Click here for video.
Sep 25, 2015
Earning tenure is certainly a noteworthy milestone, but it is important to think beyond this milestone to a next one – promotion to Professor (and even greater success as a faculty member). On Tuesday, October 6,  a session called “Beyond Tenure” was held. Three senior faculty members shared ideas on pathways to success, and how to begin planning and preparing now for this next step. Watch the recorded workshop here.
Aug 25, 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.
Aug 24, 2015
The 2015-2016 edition of the Teaching Excellence Handbook has been released. This handbook serves as an important resource for faculty who are responsible for instructional activities at UNT. In this comprehensive guide, we have compiled important university information and helpful tips that will assist you in carrying out your teaching responsibilities. Whether you are a first-time Lecturer or an experienced Full Professor, we hope that this handbook is a useful aid.
Aug 6, 2015
As part of this year's First Flight Week, faculty are invited to interact with incoming students in a low stress environment during lunch in the dining halls. This will be an opportunity for students and faculty to connect with each other prior to the start of the fall semester. As faculty, you may be asked questions about what students can expect in their first classes, or the students may just want to learn more about you. You may also learn something about the students!

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