Salute To Faculty Excellence

Lessons Learned: Best & Worst Teaching Moments

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.

The Secret Lives of Faculty

To kick-off our 2015 Salute to Faculty Excellence Week, brave UNT faculty members presented Pecha Kucha sessions on the theme “The Secret Lives of Faculty.” Pecha Kucha is Japanese for "chit-chat" and describes a presentation format using 20 slides which advance automatically in 20 second intervals.

When Did The Light Go On & What Did You See?

To kick-off our 2014 Salute to Faculty Excellence Week, Distinguished Teaching Professors and other award-winning faculty presented Pecha Kucha sessions on this theme: “When did the light go on and what did you see?” Pecha Kucha is Japanese for "chit-chat" and describes a presentation format using 20 slides which advance automatically in 20 second intervals.  Our presenters used this format to share a personal story based on our theme. Feedback from the 125+ attendees indicated the program was “funspiring” – both fun and inspiring.