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.
Getting Started Online
The Getting Started with Remote and/or Online series provides training and support for faculty teaching during the COVID-19 health crisis. This series is designed to support faculty in the organization of their course materials, work with assignments, quizzes and exams; implement discussions and get the most out of their live Zoom sessions in Canvas.
Canvas Seating Chart
As an additional safety precaution and to assist with contact tracing, establishing a seating chart and taking attendance for in-person courses will be required for all Face-to-Face courses.
Learn more about Creating a Seating Chart in Canvas.
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.
Teaching with Tech in the Socially Distant Classroom
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.
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.