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
10:00am — Welcome and Announcements
10:10am — Keynote - Marilyn Wiley, Dean of the College of Business
10:40am — Our Experiences as TAs and TFs: Three GSTEP graduates will describe their TA, TF, and Lab Assistant roles and challenges.
11:00am — Break
11:10am — Finding your Passion to Teach: Panel of instructors will describe their own passion to teach.
11:40am — Lunch
12:00pm — Policies Panel: Panel will feature departmental representatives who will discuss the various policies at UNT that impact teaching.
1:15pm — Break
1:30pm — Breakout 1: Participants can attend a session about teaching at the university from an available list of options. Options include classroom management techniques, teaching with technology, culturally responsive teaching, etc.
2:10pm — Breakout 2: Participants can attend a session about teaching at the university from an available list of options. Options include classroom management techniques, teaching with technology, culturally responsive teaching, etc.
3:00pm — Optional Individual Assistance Session: Participants can seek individual assistance from university representatives.
4:00pm — Adjourn
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.