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Faculty Affairs News 028 -- February 19, 2015

faculty creative works awards

Faculty will receive recognition for books, art, music, media, patents, conference activities, and journal contributions during the Faculty Creative Works Spring event co-sponsored by UT Arlington's Libraries and The Office of the Provost. If you'd like to be considered for recognition, please update your Mentis profile with all relevant information as soon as possible. 

Syllabus Reminder

Faculty are also reminded that according to House Bill 2504 of the 81st Legislative Session, all instructors of record must provide access to their syllabi on or before the first day of classes. Every syllabus must provide specific information about the instructor, course content, textbooks, major assignments, grading, attendance, etc.  Faculty are encouraged to check that their course syllabi is posted on Mentis and that it contains the required information. For more details, please review this brief:

Student Organization Advisors Needed

The Department of Student Activities and Organizations seeks faculty members who have an interest in sharing their expertise and mentorship by advising a registered student organization. New groups are continually being formed by students and they are required to have an on-campus advisor.  For more information on the responsibilities of an organizational advisor and how to sign-up visit

Teaching and Technology special interest group

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction has a technology special interest group that is open to all faculty. The group meets Wednesday from 12:00 -- 1:00 in Trimble Hall 111 and features presentations on technology integration along with conversation about digitial pedagogy. The next meeting is March 18th. For the full schedule and additional informaiton, contact Peggy Semingson at


Sign ups continue to become a certified peer observer. 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.

African AMerican Month Speaker

Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew, National Community Engagement Director for World Vision, U.S. programs will speak at the Maverick Activities Center (MAC) 2nd floor lounge from 12- 1 pm on February 27, 2015.  Dr. Booker-Drew has extensive experience in nonprofit management and youth leadership development. The event is sponsored by the UT Arlington African American Faculty and Staff Association, and refreshments provided by the Division of Faculty Affairs.

Did You Know...

...under the UT Regents Rules for Faculty Workload Credit, graduate thesis or dissertation supervision can only be provided to the chairperson of the thesis or dissertation committee?  The faculty chair of master students receives one semester credit hour for each six total student semester hours; dissertation chairs receive one semester credit hour for each three total student semester hours. More information is available at

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