Faculty Development

Awards and Recognition

Department chairs play an important role in recognizing UNT’s outstanding faculty through recommending or nominating faculty in their department for one of over 25 internal awards presented for excellence in teaching, research/creative activities, and service.  The Office for Faculty Success’ website contains a comprehensive list of awards, selection processes, deadlines and calls for nominations for the variety of awards specific to faculty.  Award categories include, but are not limited to:

  • University Distinguished Professorships

  • Teaching Awards

  • Research/Creative Activities Awards

  • Service Awards

  • UNT Foundation Awards

  • Regents Professors

Faculty Development Leave

Faculty development leaves at UNT are authorized for the general purpose of increasing the value of the recipients’ sustained contribution to the University.  They provide the individual with an opportunity for professional growth and may be granted (upon application) for study, research, writing, field observations, or other suitable purposes.  UNT Policy 06.010 Faculty Development Leave outlines the three classes of leave, eligibility, procedures and authorizations, and leave period and compensation.  Applicants must initiate the request for faculty development leave with the chair of the department who forwards the request to the dean of the faculty member’s academic unit for endorsement.  The call, application and required forms for faculty development leave can be found on the Office for Faculty Success website.

  • Faculty Development Leave Checklist
  • Faculty Development Leave Application Cover Sheet
  • Faculty Development Leave Application Form (VPAA-152)

Office for Faculty Success

Chairs collaborate with the Office for Faculty Success in a multitude of ways, one of them being the UNT Faculty Mentoring Program.  Chairs are responsible for identifying mentors for new faculty across all ranks.  The mentoring program provides new faculty with support and resources to help faculty transition into their new roles and strengthen connections across campus departments.  The Office for Faculty Success also provides support to faculty at all levels through professional development programming and services.

Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR)

The Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) works closely with faculty to maximize their teaching effectiveness regardless of their mode of instructional delivery.  CLEAR assists faculty in the design and delivery of courses as well as with the measurement of learning at the class, department, and college level.  CLEAR offers workshops, seminars, conferences, individual consultations, production services, and many other resources across all disciplines.