Teaching Excellence Seminar (TES)

The Teaching Excellence Seminar (TES) is intended to educate and inform new TAs and TFs on UNT policies and best practices in teaching and learning.

The Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research (CLEAR) will continue to offer TES completely online through Canvas and will replace the face-to-face event that typically occurs in the fall. TES Online will be available on August 1, 2019 and will remain open until September 13, 2019 for new Tas/TFs to complete. TES Online is expected to take 4 hours to complete.

If you are a new TA/TF needing to enroll in TES Online, please fill out the TES Enrollment Survey. The survey should take you approximately 2 minutes to complete.

Please note, fall 2019 is the last semester that CLEAR will be offering TES (both face-to-face and online versions). If new TAs/TFs are needing assistance and/or training in teaching, CLEAR offers several other initiatives specifically for new instructors. For example, the graduate student teaching excellence program (GSTEP) is an introductory zero-credit offering course for graduate students who are currently or plan to be in teaching positions. We cover a variety of topics related to university teaching and student learning. We will also be releasing new initiatives this fall to support the growing needs of instructors at all levels at UNT.

If you have any questions about TES Online or other CLEAR initiatives, please contact Meranda Roy, Faculty Development Program Coordinator, at meranda.roy@unt.edu or (940) 369-7567.

Supplemental Resources and Support

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

TES Teaching and Learning Resources and the Teaching Excellence Handbook —Links and materials related to the presentations and topics from TES events.

Last updated: May 15, 2019.