Faculty Development

CLEAR provides professional development and training for UNT full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate student instructors, and anyone with teaching responsibilities at the university in order to ensure CLEAR’s vision to support faculty in achieving their fullest teaching potential and UNT’s goal of providing students with the best education possible. 

As a part of these efforts, CLEAR offers a variety of programs and initiatives. 

Faculty First Flight (FFF) 

The Faculty First Flight program provides training and support in teaching, student learning, and course design for newly-hired UNT faculty. CLEAR designs and facilitates the program with support from the Office of Faculty Success and the Provost’s office.  

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Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (GSTEP) 

The Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (GSTEP) is a professional development program designed to prepare UNT graduate students for teaching roles. 

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Teaching Commons 

Teaching Commons offers a variety articles, multimedia, and content with an emphasis on teaching at UNT and showcasing UNT teaching talent. Teaching Commons aims to build and sustain a culture of teaching excellence across the university that is interdisciplinary, promotes teaching as scholarship, and encourages innovative pedagogical practice. 

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Teaching Excellence Seminar 

The Teaching Excellence Seminar is held at the beginning of every fall semester and is intended to educate and inform new teaching assistants and teaching fellows on UNT policies and best practices in teaching and learning. 

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Teaching Recognition 

CLEAR aims to continually recognize and support teaching excellence at the university through a variety of programs and initiatives. 

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University Forum on Teaching & Learning (UFTL) 

UFTL is a half-day event designed to enable faculty, graduate teaching fellows, and staff involved in supporting teaching and learning to engage in open dialogue about the challenges of teaching and to share ideas and practices that improve teaching effectiveness. 

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In addition to these services, CLEAR works with individual instructors, groups of instructors, and departments to develop and offer instructional development services designed to meet the unique needs of individual instructors and instructor groups. If you are interested, please email the Faculty Development Program Manager, Jenna Ledford, at jenna.ledford@unt.edu