The Latest from Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate Committee on Evaluation of University Administrators has completed the evaluations of upper level administrators and will be sending out a survey in early April for evaluations of Deans and Chairs. The Committee on Faculty Participation in Governance will also be sending out a survey in late April to obtain your feedback regarding faculty participation in shared governance. We sincerely appreciate your participation in these surveys! Annual spring Voting Group Senators and... Read more

SPOT Survey

  Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) is the student evaluation system for UNT, and allows students the ability to confidentially provide constructive feedback to their instructor and department to improve the quality of student experiences in the course.  SPOT opens on April 15 and closes on May 2.  The faculty portal can be located at  The portal allows faculty to add their own questions to their course evaluations, pull past term... Read more

Connect Learning Grant

Submit your application for the Summer 2019 cycle of the Connect Learning Grant and Course Development Program. Faculty members who would like to integrate service-learning experiences, cultivate marketable skills (communication, critical thinking, and teamwork), and will be offering this course during Fall ’19 are encouraged to apply. Those who are selected for this program will complete an online learning program in Canvas primary in June 2019 and receive individual support during the fall... Read more

March Newsletter Giveaway

  Congratulations to Catherine Sassen from University Libraries, winner of last month's giveaway! Celebrate March Madness with the help of Faculty Success by signing up for this month’s Newsletter Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a stadium seat and signed basketball from UNT’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Coach Grant McCasland.  CLICK HERE to register and win!

The Latest from Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate’s mission is “to lead faculty in fulfilling their responsibilities in the shared governance of the University and to represent faculty interests to University and community stakeholders” ( An important part of that responsibility is the review and revision of policies that impact faculty including workload, reappointment, tenure and promotion, and faculty grievance processes. Currently, the Faculty Senate is reviewing the... Read more

March Writing Challenge

The National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development is hosting a 14 day writing Challenge in March.   What is the 14-Day Writing Challenge? The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. It's very simple: You commit to write every day for at least 30 minutes. At the beginning of your writing time, you login to our online community, start the timer, complete your writing, and post your progress... Read more

March Teaching Excellence Spotlight

  Our March Teaching Excellence Spotlight awardee is Dr. Brian Lain, Associate Professor and Director of Debate in the Department of Communication Studies. Dr. Lain teaches such compelling classes as “The Zombie as Rhetorical Figure” where he playfully infuses pop culture into not just his teaching, but his overall teaching philosophy for the more serious cultivation of independent and critical student citizens.

UNT International Upcoming Events

Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund (Charn Fund) RFP Opens March 1, 2019 Additional information is available at:  Fulbright Information Session March 22, 2019 | 2-3 pm | Marquis Hall, 107 Learn about opportunities for engaging in research and/or teaching abroad or serving as an expert consultant at an institution abroad. Fulbright Scholar Program The competition for the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is... Read more

UNT-International Upcoming Events

Fulbright Fridays Fulbright Information Session | February 15, 2019 | 11 am to 12 pm | Marquis Hall, 107 Fulbright Information Session | March 22, 2019 | 2-3 pm | Marquis Hall, 107 Fulbright Information Session | April 12, 2019 | 11 am to 12 pm | Marquis Hall, 107 Getting Engaged Internationally Workshop February 28, 2019 | 2-4 pm | Marquis Hall, 130 Study Abroad Workshops for Faculty Designing a New Faculty Led Program | March 20, 2019 | 4-5 pm | Marquis Hall, 107 Responding to Mental &... Read more

February Newsletter Giveaway

Congratulations to Jessica Craig of the Department of Criminal Justice, winner of last month's giveaway! Celebrate National Make a Friend Day (February 11) or Valentine’s day (February 14) on us! Take a colleague or significant other out to lunch at the Club at Gateway courtesy of the Office of Faculty Success! Click here to enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to The Club at Gateway and a box of chocolates.