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Faculty Affairs News 026 -- January 29, 2015

Promotion and Tenure Information Sessions
February 11 - COB 154

Faculty members who will be submitting a dossier for tenure and/or promotion in the fall of 2015 are strongly encouraged to attend this spring’s P/T Information Sessions on Wednesday, February 11, College of Business 154.             

  • 1:00 – 1:55 PM     Session A: Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
  • 2:00 – 2:55 PM     Session B: Promotion to Professor

At these sessions, we will review the P/T process, including the required forms, and answer questions from those in attendance.

Faculty Peer Observation of Teaching
Training Sessions Begin in February

Faculty members who will be serving as Peer Observers are invited to sign up for one of eight trainings sessions. Each four-hour sessions will not only orient Peer Observers to the process but will also provide interactive opportunities for practice, discussion, and reflection. To learn more about the new Peer Observation policy, visit Faculty Peer Observation of Teaching. To sign up for a training session, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence website. Questions about the policy and its implementation can be directed to Nakia Pope, CTLE Director.

Do You Employ an Outstanding Student Worker? If so...

Nominate your outstanding student employee for the Student Employee of the Year Award. The winner will receive $1,000 in financial awards and will be entered to win a $10,000 scholarship. In order to be eligible for consideration, student employees must have worked a minimum of six months part-time (or three months full time). All student employees are eligible for consideration. The deadline to submit your nomination is Monday, February 16. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit

ACES is coming!

Student Abstracts for this year's university-wide student research symposium (ACES 2015) are due Friday, February 6, 2015. Visit the ACES website for details. Faculty should also consider volunteering to serve as an ACES judge.

Spring faculty writing groups

UT Arlington's faculty writing groups are modeled after the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's Boot Camp and focus on daily writing, creating new time management habits and accountability through weekly meetings and online tools. This Spring, we will offer several groups as you’ll see listed in the Qualtrics survey and enrollment form:

Should you have any questions or wish to share ideas for additional groups or faculty professional development programming, please feel free to contact Maria Martinez-Cosio, 2-3302, or stop by the Faculty Commons in the Central Library 415. Also, please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

Qualitative researchers group

The university-wide Qualitative Brown Bag Meetup sessions start again on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Central Library 415. Sessions and presentations will take place on Thursdays, bi-weekly through April 30.  All faculty and graduate students are invited to present on any facet of qualitative methodologies. To sign-up, visit For questions, contact Peggy Semingson.

Did You Know...

... that student employees can participate in training classes offered by UT Arlington's Office of Human Resources? These courses can provide students with much needed "soft skills," thereby improving their performance and enhancing their marketability when they enter the workforce. To learn more about HR's training courses, which are open to all UT Arlington employees (including faculty), visit

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