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Faculty Affairs News 012--May 15, 2014

June and July Mentoring Workshops- Open to ALL Faculty, Instructors, GRAs, Postdocs

Are you frustrated by your students? Not sure how to actively engage them in learning new material? Are you worried about teaching a large class, or are you tackling a challenging on-line course?  Join us as two Piper Professors who are also members of the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers share strategies that will positively impact your courses. This is a 2-part series taught by Dr. Mary Lynn Crow of the College of Education and Dr. Kenneth Roemer, Professor of English.


  • Friday, June 13, 12-1 pm
    Flipped Classrooms & Active-Learning
    Location: Rady Room, College of Engineering (6th floor)

  • Friday July 11, 12-1 pm
    A Hands-On Workshop: Starting the Academic Year with a Bang
    Location: Central Library Parlor (6th floor) 

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CTLE Website Launched!

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence in the Division of Faculty Affairs is proud to announce the launching of its new website at Not only is the website a resource for faculty of all levels and for GTAs on all matters related to teaching, it is also a nexus for connecting to others, collaborating with others, and informing yourself about teaching-related events and programs in the campus community. Featured on the website, for example, is a page called Faculty Helping Faculty/Academic Support Staff Helping Faculty at If you would like to learn a particular tool, technique, or teaching methodology, this page helps you find faculty or academic staff who are experts in that particular area who will help you one-on-one. In addition, if you would like to contribute your expertise, you may do so as well. For further information, contact Lana Rings, Interim Director at

Faculty Development Leaves for 2014-15

This was a record year for DFL Awards with 14 out of 22 proposals receiving approval. The Division of Faculty Affairs plans to hold informational workshops next fall in preparation for the 2015-16 FDL cycle. The FDL application period is from early November to early December. For more information to assist you in your planning during the summer, visit

The winners for 2014-15 FDLs are:

  • Myrtle Bell, Professor, Department of Management
  • Marcus Butts, Associate Professor Department of Management
  • Lauri Jensen-Campbell, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology
  • Woo-Suk Chang, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology
  • Kaushik De, Professor, Dept. of Physics
  • Raymond Elliott, Associate Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages
  • Sam Haynes, Professor, Department of History
  • Laureano Hoyos, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering
  • Haiying Huang, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Eng.
  • Chengkai Li, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Jianling Li, Professor, School of Urban and Public Affairs
  • Thomas Marshall, Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Martha Walvoord, Associate Professor, Department of Music
  • Weidong Zhou, Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Help Preserve UT Arlington’s History

Are you retiring soon? Need to make some room in your office? If so, the University Archives might just be the spot for those documents taking up prime office real estate. You might ask yourself, “What is the benefit of transferring my office records to the University Archives?” Well, many of the materials you have accrued through your career at UTA document the history and progression of the University, including your achievements and contributions.

At this time, the University Archivist is attempting to fill gaps in the University’s history in the archives, especially those materials that document the development of departments, colleges, centers, positions, student groups, degrees, and other noteworthy stepping stones. If you feel you may have materials of this nature or have questions, please contact Melissa Gonzales, University Archivist, at or 817-272-7511.

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 Division of Faculty Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19128, 817-272-7422.