Summer 2 2014

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Congratulations to our Newly Promoted and Tenured Faculty

UNT's success and progress depends on the exceptional work of our faculty members who set high academic standards and who perform at the ‘top of their game’ in their teaching, research, and service endeavors.  The culmination of their hard work is the receipt of tenure and/or promotion. We wish to congratulate 72 UNT faculty members who will begin the 2014 academic year with a promotion in rank, newly granted tenure, or both.  

Please join us as we celebrate their accomplishments and that of other UNT faculty during Salute to Faculty Excellence Week.  Events will be held across campus to showcase the dedication of UNT faculty to teaching, research and service. The university celebration will culminate in the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Ceremony on September 26, 2014.  At this Green Tie Affair, we will honor UNT Award winners and newly promoted and tenured faculty.   Space is limited, so register today!

Richard Rogers

Distinguished Research Lecturer, Dick Rogers  

Richard 'Dick' Rogers, Regents Professor of Psychology and the 2014 Eminent Faculty Award Winner, will deliver the Distinguished Research Lecture on September 24, 2014 in the Gateway Center 43 at 3:30 p.m.  Rogers, hailed as the ‘international authority’ in the field of forensic psychology, joined UNT in 1991.  His scholarly work spans a remarkable breadth from cutting edge research on forensic issues to the painstaking development of assessment measures for clinical and forensic practice. Most notably, his research on Miranda warnings and waivers has real-world ramifications for the approximately 10.7 million offenders arrested each year.  Join us for this special lecture.

Guess What Day It Is?  It's "Hump Day!"

Mary Jones, Department Chair & Professor of Information SystemsMary Jones, Professor and Chair of Information Technology & Decision Sciences, takes 'hump day' to a new level this summer.  Like most faculty who use their summer to focus on research, Jones attended the Association  of Information Systems (AIS) Council in Israel.  She currently serves as the secretary for this premier professional organizational for information technology researchers. 

Whether you are presenting at a professional conference or leading a study abroad program, let us know what you have been doing this summer to strengthen your academic portfolio.  Please send your 'cool shots from hot spots' with a brief description to  Photos (and stories) will be posted in the September edition of the Faculty Success newsletter.   

Leadership Fellows Call Announced

2013-2014 Leadership Fellows

Are leaders born or made?  This may very well be one of the most basic questions surrounding leadership in the academy (or in any organization for that matter).  At UNT, we are dedicated to developing leaders who are capable of catalyzing and sustaining change.  The Leadership Fellows Program, founded in 2008, provides a broad range of activities that enhance the leadership capacity of our academic team. Current chairs, interim chairs, and other faculty members who show interest and demonstrate leadership potential are eligible to participate. Candidates must be nominated by their academic dean with the support of the home department chair. For more information, please see the Leadership Fellows Call. Nominations are due August 22, 2014. 

FREE Webinars – Writing Journal Articles, Overcoming Self-Doubt in Academia, and Academic Branding

Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW) offers a broad range of services to support academics at all levels to reach their goals and advance in the academy.  While many of the ACW services require a paid subscription, they do offer FREE webinars with promising titles.  The September schedule is highlighted below.



Writing a Journal Article: How to Move from Evidence to Argument

September 11, 2014


Academic Branding: Improving Your Visibility, Network, and Career Opportunities


September 17, 2014

Managing the Imposter Syndrome in Academia: How to Overcome Self-Doubt

September 25, 2014

GSTEPNew, Stronger GSTEP Launches this Fall!

The Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (GSTEP) prepares graduate students for teaching roles in higher education by equipping them with skills, knowledge and support to improve their effectiveness in the classroom.  Program content is provided through on-line modules that cover proficiencies (e.g., as student learning, assessment, classroom teaching, and course design) that when mastered will be recognized individually with Certificates of Teaching Distinction and collectively with a Certificate of Graduate Student Teaching Excellence. 

Beyond the on-line learning experiences, other components of the new program include:

·         Supervised experience in the classroom with UNT faculty and program mentors;

·         Involvement in peer mentoring and a community of practice;

·         Observation of pre-selected, university-recognized UNT faculty in the classroom;

·         Practice teaching with feedback in a micro-teaching laboratory experience;

·         Preparation of a teaching project; and

·         Peer review of teaching in a UNT classroom, to name a few.

Students may enroll in one or more of three GSTEP stages, depending upon their own needs, availability, and interests.   Please let your graduate students and advisors know about this valuable, free program sponsored by CLEAR and the Office of the Provost.  For more information, visit UNT GSTEP.

 Important Dates

New Faculty Orientation

August 14, 2014

Teaching Excellence Seminar

August 21, 2014

Student Convocation

August 21, 2014

Leadership Fellows Nominations due

August 22, 2014

Promotion and Tenure Workshop

September 16, 2014

Faculty Development Leave Application deadline

September 30, 2014

Academic Leaders Corner 

Building, strengthening, and sustaining UNT's administrative leadership is an important part of the work that we do in the Office for Faculty Success. Several of the upcoming events are listed below:

  • New Chairs Orientation, August 5, 2014, Hurley 204, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • UNT Chair Academy Retreat, August 7, 2014, Gateway Center 43/47, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (chairs only)
  • UNT Chair Academy, September 17, 2014, TBD, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (chairs only)
  • Academic Leaders Workshop (featuring Walt Gmelch), October 15, 2014, Gateway Center 43/47, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (deans, associate deans, and chairs)

Please send your good ideas, comments, and/or suggestions for the next Faculty Newsletter to