Teaching Excellence Seminar



The Teaching Excellence Seminar is held at the beginning of every long semester and is intended to educate and inform new TAs and TFs  on UNT policies and best practices in teaching and learning. Because space is limited, early registration is encouraged!

Gateway Center Ballroom

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REGISTER - PLEASE NOTE: participants who register after 1/9 may make selections but will be placed into breakouts on a space-available basis.

SPRING 2017 Teaching Excellence Seminar

January 12th, 2017

7:30 am - 12:30 pm 



7:30 Check in and refreshments

8:00 Welcome

8:35 Teaching Essentials Breakout 1 

9:45 Teaching Essentials Breakout 2 

10:50 Break

11:00 UNT Policies Panel

11:30 Policies Q&A

12:30 Closing and Announcements


Supplemental Resources and Support

There are several departmental and university resources and training opportunities available to UNT instructors:

TES Teaching and Learning Resources: Links and materials related to the presentations and topics from TES events.

CLEAR provides Blackboard open labs every Friday from 1-4 p.m. in Chilton 112K (every week with the exception of holidays).  Blackboard Bootcamp is offered from the end of January through the beginning of March several times a month. Check the CLEAR calendar at clear.unt.edu/calendar to see scheduled training events.


CLEAR provides the online Teaching Resources for Engaged Educators (TREE) program for UNT educators who want to maximize their impact on student learning, connect with other educators, and document their efforts to improve their teaching practice.  Visit clear.unt.edu/tree for more information  and to learn how to self-enroll.


The UNT Libraries offers online Faculty Teaching Resources which can be accessed at guides.library.unt.edu/gstep. These include direct links to articles and websites on a wide variety of topics including credibility, discussions, and small group work.


CLEAR and the Office of the Provost have developed the Teaching Excellence Handbook, a source for UNT policies and helpful tips for new instructors.  You can view the handbook website at http://teachinghandbook.unt.edu/.


For more information on the Teaching Excellence Seminar, contact Nancy Fire at Nancy.Fire@unt.edu or at 940-369-8744.