UNT Basics: New Faculty Orientation Short Courses

In addition to the New Faculty Orientation, new faculty are required to complete several short courses within UNT Bridge. UNT Bridge is an online learning management system where you can take eLearning or register for in-person courses to learn information about your job or for professional growth. These short courses are presentations from various departments at the university, who all provide some level of support to faculty. Please login to UNT Bridge to access the trainings.

Below are descriptions of each of the required courses.

  • DSI TECH - CLASSROOM SUPPORT SERVICES
    Presenter: Ashley Olsberg, Director, System Integration / Length: 15 minutes

    An overview of classroom support services provided by DSI Tech, a department within the Division of Digital Strategy & Innovation.
  • DIVISION OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION OVERVIEW
    Presenter: Naomi Wood, Assistant Director of Research Development / Length: 17 minutes

    This presentation is an overview of the Division of Research and Innovation and our organization structure, as well as information on resources and services that we provide to the UNT research community. UNT is a Tier 1 Hispanic Serving Institution and our division serves as the leader in setting priorities, services, and support to all of our research constituencies.
  • EQUITY & DIVERSITY
    Presenter: Eve Shatteen Bell, AVP, Institutional Equity & Diversity, Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX & ADA Coordinator / Length: 25 minutes

    The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity is committed to inclusive excellence. Our goal is to champion equity, access, and engagement to create a welcoming campus community where diverse faculty, staff, and students thrive.
  • LEGAL NEWS YOU CAN USE
    Presenter: Renaldo Stowers, Senior Associate General Counsel, UNT System / Length: 26 minutes

    This presentation is intended to introduce laws pertaining to higher education, both on a federal and state level, that you should know throughout your professional career as a faculty member.
  • DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
    Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth With, VP for Student Affairs / Length: 16 minutes

    Dr. Elizabeth With, Vice President for Student Affairs, presents an overview of the purpose, mission and vision of Student Affairs and the crucial role it plays in the life of our students. The presentation offers a small glimpse of the most pressing issues our students are facing today.
  • STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHING (SPOT)
    Presenter: Marian Smith, Senior Data Analyst, Student Success / Length: 19 minutes

    The presentation reviews the fall 2020 timeline, resources for faculty adding their own questions, tips for boosting response rates, accessing and understanding reports, answers to FAQs, as well as links to the SPOT website that should serve as the primary source of information for faculty regarding SPOT.
  • COMPLIANCE AT UNT
    Presenter: Anissa Breaux, UNT Compliance Officer / Length: 13 minutes

    This presentation will provide a general overview of the University Compliance and Ethics Program (UCE) at UNT focusing on the role of compliance and the university’s anonymous reporting mechanism – UNT Trust Line.
  • FACULTY INFORMATION SYSTEM (FIS)
    Presenter: Rebecca How, Associate Director of Faculty Information / Length: 17 minutes

    The Faculty Information System is where faculty will place all their activities, teaching, publications and service.  It is also how UNT conducts merit review and tenure and promotion.
  • CAREER CONNECT
    Presenters: Mike Simmons, Assistant VP Academic Affairs; Jordan Rogers, Faculty Development Specialist, Career Connect; Meena Naik, Program Director, Career Connect /  Length: 25 minutes

    Our mission is to help students collect, connect, reflect, and showcase important marketable skills. We support faculty and staff who create or enhance experiential and high impact teaching experiences. We build and maintain the UNT Comprehensive Learner Record to document and showcase student achievement. As part of the VPAA Office of Curricular Innovation and Academic Partnerships we support the UNT ePortfolio, and work with faculty/departments on opportunities related to textbooks, course materials, and courseware.  We are pleased to partner with the Office for Faculty Success, DSI CLEAR, and other units in supporting UNT faculty.
  • FACULTY EMERGENCY READINESS
    Presenter: Officer David Causey, Community Relations, UNT PD / Length: 16 minutes

    Faculty Emergency Readiness provides information to better equip a faculty member to handle a variety of situations on campus or in your daily life. During this presentation we will give information about the UNT Police Department structure, safety programs we offer on campus, tips on being a good witness, safety best practices, active shooter response, proactive emergency preparedness, and alerts and notifications. This presentation provides you with information that support your safety, and helps you understand what resources are available for our campus community. The UNT Police Department looks forward to growing positive relationships with university community members, such as yourself.
  • FACULTY SENATE
    Presenters: Jennifer Lane, Chair, Faculty Senate; Scott Belshaw, Vice Chair, Faculty Senate; Jacqueline Walker, Secretary, Faculty Senate / Length: 12 minutes

    An overview of the UNT Faculty Senate.
  • STUDENT MONEY MANAGEMENT CENTER (SMMC)
    Presenter: Mo, Peer Mentor, Financial Readiness / Length: 2 minutes

    The Student Money Management Center provides financial and money management education to students.
  • GROWTH MINDSET
    Presenter: Debbie Rohwer, VP of Planning and Chief of Staff / Length: 5 minutes

    One of the major initiatives UNT has on our strategic plan is student success. This presentation shows you some ideas for encouraging student success through activities that encourage a growth mindset.