SPOT is the student evaluation system for UNT. This system offers benefits to obtain an overall assessment of the course and the instructor. The SPOT website includes helpful resources to assist in communication with the faculty in your department and/or college. The SPOT reference guide for department chairs includes FAQs about the system, information on creating evaluations, accessing and interpreting reports, the email notification schedule, and a list of administration dates for current academic terms. For all information regarding current and past reporting contact SPOT.
UNT regularly evaluates the effectiveness of each faculty member in accordance with published criteria, regardless of contractual or tenured status. In accordance with the UNT System Board of Regents Rule 06.1100, UNT Policy 06.007 Faculty Appointments and Granting of Tenure and UNT Policy 06.027 Academic Workload and Merit Evaluation of Faculty, all tenure-track faculty and non-tenure track faculty undergo annual review. Part-time faculty are reviewed regularly according to academic unit guidelines and in accordance with UNT Policy 06.024 Part-Time Faculty. College/school and/or departmental evaluation information is available in the respective unit offices. Copies of all departmental review policies should be made available to faculty by department chairs. The VPAA 160 form is available to help faculty in the preparation of the annual review. Department chairs are responsible for conducting annual reviews.
Each unit evaluates all tenure-track, probationary faculty for progress toward tenure during each year of the probationary period, and includes reappointment recommendations - as outlined in UNT Policy 06.007 Faculty Appointments and Granting of Tenure – in alignment with specific departmental guidelines.
The Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the Office for Faculty Success, conducts promotion and tenure workshops each fall and spring semester to inform faculty members of institutional policies, deadlines, and submission guidelines. Details regarding upcoming tenure and promotion workshops can be found on the Faculty Success website. All forms can be found on the Office of the Provost website.
- External Reviewer Form for Tenure and/or Promotion Reviews (VPAA-172)
- Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Checklist (VPAA-170)
- Lecturer Promotion Checklist (VPAA-170a)
- University Information Form for Reappointments, Promotion and Tenure (VPAA-174)