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Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 08:35am
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UNT and the PGA of America partner on diversity, equity and inclusion training
Denton (UNT), TX — The PGA of America partnered with the University of North Texas to offer “Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access Essentials” training for all of their employees, 41 sections and nearly 28,000 professionals.

This professional development, which is provided through the ever-popular Coursera format, was created by UNT’s Division of Digital Strategy and Innovation and UNT’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access.

Through a custom cohort option, PGA of America employees and professi...

Monday, February 07, 2022 - 03:58pm
Outstanding Online Course & Teacher Awards
Presented by DSI CLEAR

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Watson and Dr. Kara Fulton, individual winners of the University-wide DSI CLEAR 2022 Outstanding Online Course & Teacher award!

Thursday, December 09, 2021 - 12:36pm
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UNT partners with Google to provide training for tech jobs
Anyone who completes the Google IT Support Certificate can receive up to 12 college credits toward the IT concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at UNT

DENTON (UNT), Texas —The University of North Texas announces a partnership with Google to help students and working adults learn job-ready skills for tech careers. Anyone who completes the Google IT Support Certificate can receive up to 12 college credits toward the IT concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at UNT.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 10:00am
Adam Fein
Creating MOOC-Based Bachelor Degrees
By: Adam Fein | Vice President for Digital Strategy and Innovation, University of North Texas

Many students, especially adult students, have started earning a degree but never completed. Merging a stackable into degree programs may be the answer to getting these students the credentials they need to get back into the workforce. In this interview, Adam Fein discusses the University of North Texas’ decision to offer MOOC-based bachelor degrees, how the credential ecosystem can fit into degree development, and the benefits to providing a more stackable model.

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 09:45am
UNT College of Education online master’s programs rise to No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report rankings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas College of Education online master’s programs are among the nation’s top 10, according to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

The university ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 2 in Texas on this year’s list of Best Online Master's in Education Programs. Individual education program rankings included No. 13 for UNT’s online master’s in curriculum and instruction and No. 15 for its online master’s in special education. Those programs ranked second and third, respectively, in Texas.

UNT’s College of Education offers seven online master’s-level programs including higher education and special education, in addition to online certification programs in areas such as educational psychology and teacher education and administration.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 09:45am
UNT professor offers ‘best practices’ for work-life balance during pandemic
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Recent research found that COVID-19 caused many full-time employed adults to struggle with work-life balance and work stress, according to University of North Texas Assistant Professor Hoda Vaziri.

Vaziri, who teaches management in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business, evaluated data from full-time employed adults to uncover the impact COVID-19 had on how employees manage their work and family and explore organizational practices that can enhance employee well-being and functioning during such times.

“We found that those who experienced technostress (feeling overwhelmed by new technology), found it particularly difficult to manage their work and family during the pandemic,” Vaziri said. “On the other hand, those who had a compassionate supervisor during the initial stages of the pandemic were better able to manage their work and family roles.”

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 04:00pm
UNT, Merit America team up to help students gain skills needed for in demand careers
Helping students achieve goals to further their education and accelerate their careers.
A new collaboration between University of North Texas and Merit America, a nonprofit organization helping adults without bachelor’s degrees transition into skilled careers, will help students achieve goals to further their education and accelerate their careers.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
The Bitter End of Lecture Halls
A new series from Adam Fein, Vice President for Digital Strategy and Innovation at UNT & Tania Heap, Director of Learning Research and Accessibility at UNT on what post-Covid higher education should look like. The first installment urges colleges and universities to put an end to in-person lecture halls. There is so much more we can do with these spaces.

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 01:17pm
30 years later, Dallas Mavericks TV voice nears his college degree
Approximately 30 years after starting college, he is on track to earn his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from UNT in December.
By Mac Engel,star-telegram.com

He’s 49 with a good-paying job, and Mark Followill does not need his college degree.

When the TV play-by-play voice of the Dallas Mavericks and often FC Dallas left the University of North Texas in 1992, he had 60 credit hours to his name.

“I left to start working because I was 20-something and impatient,” Followill said.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 - 04:15pm
Get Ahead of the Curve: Preparations for a Successful Fall Semester Must Start Now
As higher ed institutions attempt to plan for the fall semester—amid uncertainty and continuous change—it is critical for their instructors to plan for engaging online courses immediately.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves from an urgent public health crisis to an economic catastrophe, higher education institutions are bracing for long-term impact while working around the clock to continue delivering instruction.

Among faculty and institutional leaders, the collective conversation thus far has been largely focused on moving courses to online delivery this term–and understandably so. But what first felt like a crisis of emergency course design is going to very quickly become a course completion crisis. And we need to be ready.