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The importance of reflection

Connecting learning with the real world through reflections in ePortfolio

By Jordan Rogers & Rania Elmalky


The ePortfolio is a digital tool that fosters connections between the classroom and real-world experiences for students. Embedded within the technology are guided reflection questions to engage students in further developing the valuable metacognitive tool of reflection. [RJ1] 

Goals for FY2019

Dear faculty and academic staff,

President Smatresk approved UNT’s FY19 budget allocations after thorough deliberations. I am pleased to announce that we are able to strategically invest $50 million in academic affairs to further our university’s goals as a result of this year’s budget process. In the coming weeks, your deans will be sharing with you the investments being made in your colleges.

New wave of hiring shows what you can do, not just says it.

In a recent study, the New York Fed said that only 25% of people get jobs in their majors. As a recent graduate with an integrative studies degree, that was a relief to hear. I studied so many things here at UNT because I loved knowing a little bit of everything! When it came to the job market though, I figured out that I don’t have these weird certifications or years of experience in this one certain thing, and it made me feel ineligible for these jobs I know I would be good at.

Faculty Salary Study

Dear Faculty,

UNT is committed to offering competitive and equitable salaries to attract and retain top-quality faculty. It is through the teaching, research and service contributions of our faculty that UNT cultivates excellence in the next generation of educators and scholars while creating new knowledge and innovation to move society forward. I understand the importance of supporting the excellent work of faculty through fair compensation.

Spring 2018

Dear faculty and academic staff,

Wow, 2018 has arrived, and I sit here wondering how did 2017 fly by so quickly. In the six months since I arrived back at UNT, I have enjoyed learning about our academic programs, departments and the many areas that advance our university.