Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research

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. 

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.

View Training Sessions

Canvas Seating Chart

Beginning fall 2021, establishing a seating chart and taking attendance is at the discretion of the faculty member.  However, faculty are encouraged to continue the practice to assist with UNT’s contact tracing efforts.  If a student tests positive for COVID-19 and in class during their infectious period, the entire class will view an informational video about the exposure, COVID symptoms, vaccinations, what to do if they develop symptoms and where to find more information.

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.  

Learn more about FFF. 

Teaching with Tech in the Socially Distant Classroom

View helpful tips for working more efficiently with technology in the 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. 

Learn more about GSTEP. 

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. 

Learn more about Teaching Commons.