Teaching Excellence Seminar (TES)

Overview

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!


Teaching Excellence Seminar

Date: January 11th, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Gateway Center Ballroom (UNT Parking Policies and Resources)
Schedule: see below

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Schedule

10:00 — Welcome and Announcements – Dr. Lynette O’Keefe, Sr. Vice Provost, CLEAR
10:15 — Keynote – Dr. Michael McPherson, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty
11:00 — Break
11:10 — “Finding your Passion to Teach” – Large group activity
11:40 — Lunch
12:00 — Policies Panel – Dr. “Moe” McGuinness, Dean of Students / Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
01:00 — Policies Q&A
01:15 — Break
01:30 — Breakout 1: See listing – Select 1
02:10 — Breakout 2: See listing – Select 1
03:00 — Optional Individual Assistance Session– Technology and Teaching Questions. 
04:00 ---- Adjourn

Breakout Sessions – Group 1: 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Room and capacity Title Facilitators
Gateway 44 Keeping your Class on Track: Classroom Management Techniques Giselle Greenidge
Gateway 43 Interacting with Students to Promote Student Success Cassie Hudson
Gateway 52 Expanding your Lecture: Engaging Students in Active Learning Jared Opien
Gateway 41 Culturally Responsive Teaching: Diversity in Your Classroom Meranda Roy
Gateway 46 Time Management: Incorporating Teaching and Preparation Time Into Your Busy Schedule Bill Morgan

Breakout Sessions – Group 2: 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Room and capacity Session Facilitators
Gateway 44 Keeping your Class on Track: Classroom Management Techniques Giselle Greenidge
Gateway 43 Interacting with Students to Promote Student Success Cassie Hudson
Gateway 47 Grading Tests and Assignments: Processes, Tools and Academic Integrity Amrita Pal
Gateway 51 Teaching in a STEM Lab Katherine Smart
Gateway 52 Time Management: Incorporating Teaching and Preparation Time Into Your Busy Schedule Bill Morgan

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.

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