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Provost’s Updates and Memos

2017 Midterm Fall Letter

Mon, 10/23/2017

Dear Faculty and Staff,

This fall, we welcomed more than 4,900 first-year students, 4,000 transfer students and many new graduate students onto our campus. Each of these new students came to UNT entrusting us to be a partner in helping them fulfill their dreams. It is now our job to help teach, coach and mentor these students so they can achieve their dreams.

As you may have heard, retention is a critical conversation for us this year. We’ve made tremendous progress on our...

Helping DACA Students

Fri, 09/08/2017

Dear faculty and staff,

UNT prides itself on being a caring, supportive and welcoming environment for all students regardless of background, country of origin and immigration status. On Tuesday, President Trump announced plans to rescind the executive order for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). I want to reiterate what UNT President Neal Smatresk said earlier this week about our university’s commitment to support all of our students, including our DACA students.

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Start of the New School Year

Thu, 08/24/2017
Dear faculty and academic department staff,
 
I have been anxiously waiting for the start of the school year. For the last few weeks, I have been staring out my office window, eagerly anticipating the arrival of our faculty and students. I’m so happy you’re back (or alternatively if you are new to campus - I’m so...

Welcome Message From Provost Cowley

Fri, 06/30/2017

Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. UNT is a public, tier one university with an intellectually stimulating and engaging community that is deeply committed to the thoughtful inclusion and advancement of all students. The Office of the Provost is responsible for providing leadership in the development and administration of UNT’s academic programs. In addition to UNT’s colleges, schools, and...

Welcome Message

Fri, 06/30/2017

Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. UNT is a public, tier one university with an intellectually stimulating and engaging community that is deeply committed to the thoughtful inclusion and advancement of all students. The Office of the Provost is responsible for providing leadership in the development and administration of UNT’s academic programs. In addition to UNT’s colleges, schools, and Libraries; the Provost’s Office encompasses the following...

Welcome

Fri, 06/30/2017

Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. UNT is a public, tier one university with an intellectually stimulating and engaging community that is deeply committed to the thoughtful inclusion and advancement of all students. The Office of the Provost is responsible for providing leadership in the development and administration of UNT’s academic programs. In addition to UNT’s colleges, schools, and Libraries; the Provost’s Office encompasses the following...

Welcome Dr. Brenda McCoy

Tue, 09/06/2016

Dear faculty and staff members,

I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Brenda McCoy into her new role in the Division of Academic Affairs. Dr. McCoy undertook her new position as UNT’s new Vice...

Academic Affairs Leadership Changes

Wed, 05/04/2016

Dear faculty and staff members,

I am pleased to welcome the following individuals to the Division of Academic Affairs. On Monday, Dr. Victor Prybutok assumed the leadership of the Toulouse Graduate School and Mr. Robert A. Watling joined UNT as the new Vice Provost for Academic Resources...

Student Evaluation of Teaching Task Force

Thu, 09/24/2015

Dear faculty and staff,

The Student Evaluation of Teaching Task Force has worked diligently and thoughtfully over the past 18 months to deliver a new teaching evaluation system. I am pleased to announce that UNT will adopt the IASystem, developed and delivered by the University of Washington, to replace the Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness (SETE) this fall. 

The pilot administration of the instrument this...

New deans appointed — An Official Notice from the Provost

Tue, 09/01/2015

Dear UNT Faculty and Staff,

As we begin a new academic year, I am very pleased to announce a series of dean appointments that will provide strong leadership as well as stability for our academic community over the next few years.

Dr. David Holdeman has accepted a two-year appointment to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences through August 2017. Dr. Holdeman has done an outstanding job leading the college since November 2014, and his continued service will ensure...