From the Provost

Update on Summer Protocols

Dear Academic Staff and Faculty, I am reaching out to you to make you aware of changes to our health and safety protocols. We have all been in the midst of continual change over the past 14 months. Today, we are looking forward and preparing for our continued return to our campus. As the CDC and the State of Texas have removed certain COVID-related restrictions and community health conditions continue to improve, UNT is responding with changes to our COVID guidelines. A number of these... Read more

Wrapping up our 2020-21 academic year

We’ve made it to the end of an academic year I don’t think any of us will forget. I want to express my deep appreciation for all that you have done to help support our students during this challenging time.  As we prepare to celebrate the graduation of many of our students, I want to say thank you to those of you who have helped to make this spring’s commencement special, whether through virtual or in-person events. Your efforts are appreciated.  With vaccination rates rising, I am hopeful... Read more

2021 Spring Back to School

The spring semester arrives during an extraordinary time. While I know many of us were happy to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome in a better 2021, we enter into our new year with less-than-optimal conditions. Yet, there are bright spots. Vaccines are beginning to be distributed and UNT has applied to be a vaccination site. Thanks to the COVID-19 relief bill, UNT is projected to receive $48-$50M from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which will support our students, cover COVID-related... Read more

Coronavirus Update 01/08/21

As we reach the start of the spring semester, I know that you are prepared to welcome our students back. Our efforts this fall proved to be successful in creating a safe environment for our students to learn and grow. This spring we remain focused on our goal of keeping our students, faculty and staff healthy and safe. The Return to Learn website maintains the latest information about protocols and procedures related to our academic operations. In December, a training session for faculty... Read more

Message to Faculty and Grad Students

Dear MHTE Faculty and Graduate Students, The Journal of Schenkerian Studies is published by the Center for Schenkerian Studies and the University of North Texas Press. The 12th volume of the Journal of Schenkerian Studies was released this summer. Following its publication, parties internal and external to the university, including faculty and graduate students in your department, raised concerns regarding this volume, including concerns about the process by which it was conceptualized and... Read more

Preparing for End of Semester

In these final weeks of the academic semester, I want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for our faculty and staff and the spirit with which you have faced these difficult conditions this semester.  Despite a global pandemic, we have still been able to achieve our mission because of the work you are engaged in every day. I hope that you will be able to have some rest during the Thanksgiving break. Following the Thanksgiving break our classes will be occurring remotely through... Read more

FY2021 Academic Affairs Budget

The UNT System Board of Regents met last month and approved UNT’s FY21 operating budget. As you know, this is a difficult time financially for UNT and every other university in the country. In the face of a challenging fiscal environment, Academic Affairs has engaged in strategic budget reductions and reallocations. During Fiscal Year 19-20, Academic Affairs reduced its budget by $6.9M. For Fiscal Year 20-21, across Academic Affairs, we have implemented a 5% budget cut and are prepared for an... Read more

Visiting Researchers

As a Carnegie Tier One research university, the University of North Texas takes great pride in the partnerships and research collaborations we have built with universities and organizations worldwide. UNT is a place where people from every culture and background come together to advance global knowledge. Part of our collaborations involve visiting scholars. Every year, UNT welcomes 150 to 200 visiting researchers who work with faculty hosts to engage in research collaborations. We are... Read more

Welcome Back

This fall will prove to be the most extraordinary in our university’s 130-year history. As we start this new semester together, I want to take a moment to celebrate the work of our students, faculty and staff. COVID-19 may have shifted our timeline, but we are still making great strides toward achieving our goals.  We received major recognitions. Liss LaFleur, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, was named Citizen Artist Fellow by the Kennedy Center. Elyse Zavar, Assistant Professor of... Read more

Coronavirus Update 8/10/20

As the fall semester nears, I know each of you is making the final preparations to welcome our students back, whether virtually or in-person. Our efforts to prepare for the fall semester are guided by our goal of keeping the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff at the forefront as we work to fulfill our teaching, research and clinical missions. There are several important actions that all of us can take as we near the start of our academic year. Continuity of Communication I... Read more