Student Portraits: A Symposium for UNT Educators

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 1:30pm

Gateway Conference Center On behalf of the 2011 planning committee we would like to invite you to attend our first annual Symposium on May 3rd in the Gateway Conference Center. In 2010, the Division of Student Affairs approached the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness to collaborate on a free day long symposium for 200 UNT faculty, staff and students to gain better insights into the current student population. Specifically, by attending this free event you will: - Learn more about the current trends, patterns and challenges facing our students. - Hear from Dr. Burggren, Dr. With, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Tampke on the critical issue of retention at UNT. - View a wide array of current research on students through a robust poster session. - Be exposed to a frank and open panel of students who want to share about their experiences. - Gain insider information on where to find data about UNT students online. - Choose from a host of concurrent sessions on topics as diverse as Student Athletes, Academic Transition to UNT, Distance Learners, Impact of Gender on STEM issues, Community Engagement, Living on Campus and Patterns of Student Engagement at UNT and more. Registration is limited to the first 200 guests and lunch is provided. Registration process will open after Spring Break.

Technology and Security in Education Conference

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 3:00pm

17th Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy & Technology


From May 26-29, 2011, the University of North Texas will host the 17th international conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. The conference theme is "Technology and Security," but papers reflecting on any aspect of technology are welcomed. We especially welcome interdisciplinary submissions from those studying technology in all fields across the UNT campus - including engineering, art, business, social sciences, natural sciences, education, the humanities, and more. See the call for papers here: Abstracts can be submitted to: Please note the abstract submission deadline has been extended for UNT colleagues to November 15, 2010.

The keynote speaker is P.W. Singer, Senior Fellow and Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution and author of Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and 21st Century Combat.

2011 University Forum on Teaching & Learning

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 2:00pm

Keynote: Dr. Curtis J. Bonk -- "The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education" @ Silver Eagle Suite - University Union third level Register Today at FREE AND OPEN TO ALL UNT FACULTY, GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWS & ASSISTANTS Lunch is provided. The University Forum on Teaching & Learning is sponsored by the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) and is part of the Teaching Excellence Speaker Series (TESS). UNT's University Forum on Teaching & Learning (UFTL) is a one-day annual event that enables faculty, graduate teaching fellows, and staff involved in supporting teaching and learning to share ideas and practices that focus on instructional strategies designed to motivate and engage learners, promote critical thinking skills, and better prepare students for life and work in the 21st century.

COE Relay for Life

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 8:00pm

Calling all faculty, staff, students, and friends of UNT College of Education!

We are joining together as a team to help fight cancer, and we need your help!

Our COE team will be walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer. We'll have our own designated area with a table and canopy to rest and hang out at. You can come anytime during the event and stay for any length of time! It begins at 3pm on Saturday, April 16th, and ends at 6am on Sunday, April 17th.

For every person from the College of Education (faculty, staff, and full-time students) who registers online and signs in at the event, the College of Education will donate $10 toward our team fundraising total! We hope to see family and friends join our team as well!

UNT Peace Symposium

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

March 25, 2011 - 3-7 PM
Peace Symposium will feature a known scholar on peace and Sufi music

Dr. Ori Soltes of Georgetown University will speak on “Mysticism and Peace: Weaving a Common Thread Across World Religions,” as part of the UNT Peace Symposium on March 25 (Friday). The symposium will focus on finding commonalities in world religions and cultures. The event begins at 3 p.m. in the UNT Union Lyceum.

The scholarly and colorful program will feature a keynote presentation, a panel discussion on the topic and a breathtaking performance of South Asian Sufi music. Students will participate in the program to write research papers for their classes.

“Soltes is a known scholar who has published more than 180 articles on common themes in world cultures and religions, especially Jewish, Muslim and Christian traditions. Also a prolific speaker on the Middle Eastern issues, he currently teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University” said program organizer, Qaisar Abbas, Assistant in the College of Education.

A panel discussion will follow Soltes’ lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. In addition to Soltes, the discussion will feature Dr. George James, UNT associate professor of philosophy and religion studies; Dr. Masood Raja, UNT assistant professor of English; and Pravrajika Brahmaprana, associated with the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of North Texas. Dr. Mitch Land, interim dean of UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, will moderate the panel discussion. Following the discussion, a performance featuring Sufi music will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

In addition to the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity that sponsored the Peace Symposium, the program is also partially funded by the College of Education, Contemporary Arab & Muslim Cultural Studies Institute, Division of Equity and Diversity, Peace Studies Program and Jewish Studies program. South Asian snacks will be served during the break.

For more information, contact the progam organizer, Dr. Qaisar Abbas, at or at 940-565-2523

Educational Research Exchange

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:00pm

Educational Research Exchange

The Tenth Annual Educational Research Exchange (ERE) was held at the College of Education in Wooten Hall on the University of North Texas's Denton campus on February 25, 2011. A mini-conference for exchange of research among faculty and students.

Plan to attend the 2012 Conference
Information regarding that conference will be posted Fall 2011.

Initiative motivates high school students to consider bilingual education

The University of North Texas College of Education partnered with the Denton Independent School District this spring to encourage high school students to consider careers in bilingual education.

“We want our bilingual high school students to have the opportunity to explore a bilingual teaching field,” said Teresa Taylor, the director of bilingual ESL programs for Denton ISD. “We want to give them that opportunity to start setting those goals beyond the high school diploma.”

To read the full NT Daily article about this program, please click here.

Third Texas-Jalisco Conference in Education and Culture

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:00pm

Third Texas-Jalisco Conference in Education and Culture
"Celebrating 200 Years of Mexican History and Culture"

Featuring Keynote Addresses by:

Ambassador Juan Carlos Cué Vega
Consul General of Mexico in Dallas

Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director of PEW Hispanic

Dr. Aaron Navarro, UNT Dept. of History

Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez, UTA Dept. of Political Science

Presentations by:

Dr. Roberto Calderón, UNT Dept. of History

Dr. David Molina, UNT Dept. of Economics

Dra. Lya Sañudo Guerra, Secretaría de Educación de Jalisco

UNT Graduate Students in Anthropology, Economics, Education, History, and Political Science

Date: Thursday, April 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Golden Eagle Suite, University Union, University of North Texas

Texas Higher Education Law Conference

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 8:00pm

March 28-29: Texas Higher Education Law Conference

Sponsored by the UNT Center for Higher Education and the College of Education.
Co-Sponsored By:
The Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) Independent College and Universities of Texas, Inc.
The Texas Association of Community Colleges
2011 Conference Partners

* UNT Center for Education Law, Administration and Policy
* North Texas Community College Consortium
* PublicIDentity, Inc.

Deadline for College of Education Scholarship Application extended to March 25th

The deadline to apply for the College of Education Scholarship has been extended to March 25, 2011. The previous deadline was March 7th.

Applications are available in the COE Dean's Office, COE Student Advising and online at