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Faculty First Flight

Program Overview

The Faculty First Flight program provides training and support in teaching, student learning, and course design for newly-hired UNT faculty. DSI CLEAR designs and facilitates the program with support from the Office of Faculty Success and the Provost’s office. Upon completion of the program, faculty participants who have a contract (or continuing contract) for the following academic year will receive a professional development stipend. CLEAR designs and facilitates the FFF program with support from the Office of Faculty Success and the Office of the Provost.

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Faculty First Flight spans the Fall and Spring semesters. Program content and activities will be largely conducted asynchronously online through Canvas, as well as through synchronous UNT-sponsored teaching events of participants' choosing. Content consists of a series of modules on pertinent UNT policies, procedures, and resources, as well as teaching and learning. Activities include a variety of assessments and the creation of course planning documents, which DSI CLEAR staff will use to measure participants’ understanding and mastery, and which faculty can use to design and/or implement teaching strategies in their courses right away. Participants will complete a series of required foundational modules and will then select an elective module that best fits their individual teaching needs and/or interests. All of the online modules can be completed in approximately 18 hours (including the orientation). Event completion will depend on the events you select.


Foundational modules are:

  • Teaching @ UNT
  • UNT Policy & Resources
  • Learning @ UNT

Optional modules include:

  • Interactive Lecturing
  • Online Teaching & Management