How do college instructors learn to teach effectively? Many entered the classroom with trepidation and minimal formal preparation. The journey may have started on uncertain footing and without a clear path. Along the way, there were obstacles and shorts, people who helped and hindered, uphill climbs and high points. Each journey is a tale of lessons learned from success and failures. At this year’s Salute to Faculty Teaching Excellence, we’ll hear short stories from a dozen or more UNT faculty sharing their best or worst moment in teaching and what they learned from it.