North Texas Colleges and Universities

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North Texas Colleges and Universities

Postby tamtagon » 25 Jan 2017 21:48

We used to have a long thread about the tier 1 research university quest of UTD, UTA and UNT, so here's a reboot along those lines.

As great as I think it would be for UNT to gain tier 1 research university status, reading that a new Visual Arts and Design building is one the way makes me think there may be hope for that university after all. UNT Art and Music is the true strength of that school, and no matter how big and how many resources are poured into business, computer, law, sports, medicine, research whatever etm the true strength of UNT will remain art and music.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/01/25/unt-70-million-college-of-visual-arts-and-design.html

Construction on the University of North Texas' new $70 million College of Visual Arts and Design building began Tuesday in a move university officials hope will bolster the college's recruiting efforts.


All the folks being directed to pursue degrees then careers working in an office making boat-loads of money find life satisfaction when they get to relax and enjoy and music... what's the real reward?

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Re: North Texas Colleges and Universities

Postby tamtagon » 07 Jun 2017 07:30

Thank goodness:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/educati ... reditation
On its second try, UNT-Dallas law school gets provisional accreditation
by Nanette Light

...Last year, an advisory committee at the American Bar Association said the law school shouldn't be granted accreditation, citing concerns about the school's finances and its admittance of students whose LSAT scores weren't high enough to show promise in passing the bar exam. ...

The next test comes when the law school's first class of 74 graduates sits for the bar exam scheduled for July.

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Re: North Texas Colleges and Universities

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 07 Jun 2017 11:11

Hopefully, UNT Dallas Law gets full accreditation.

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Re: North Texas Colleges and Universities

Postby tamtagon » 27 Nov 2017 08:27

SO glad to see UNT-Dallas is finding an arena to develop. Bilingual

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/educati ... las-answer
How can Texas end its bilingual teacher shortage? UNT-Dallas has an answer

Eva-Marie Ayala, Staff Writer

One in five kids struggles with English in the state’s public schools, and they don’t have nearly enough teachers to help them all. So the University of North Texas at Dallas is investing millions to build a bilingual teacher “superhighway” to train more of these badly needed educators through its Emerging Teachers Institute.

...UNT-Dallas’ efforts are part of amped-up efforts across the area to train more bilingual teachers.
Grand Prairie ISD has partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington to offer high school juniors and seniors dual-credit opportunities that also put them on an accelerated path toward becoming bilingual teachers.
And just this month, Dallas County Community College District officials approved an agreement that will let students take teaching courses from Texas A&M University-Commerce at the El Centro College campus in downtown Dallas. The plan is to eventually offer bilingual education and Spanish education certifications.


A population fluent in English and Spanish will be a great advancement as Texas population centers evolve social and cultural leadership for North America. This deal at UNT-Dallas is to help answer the shortage of bilingual teachers at the public school level under-serving/failing the state's bilingual households, but all the colleges should pursue much more; the goal should be K-12 English and Spanish proficiency.

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Re: North Texas Colleges and Universities

Postby tamtagon » 15 Jul 2022 21:28

I wouldn't mind seeing UNT make a shift, put more resources into building up the satellite campuses to become the technology and medicine research facilities pushing the system to tier one prominence, allowing the Denton campus to increase creative education, music, art, video...

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Re: North Texas Colleges and Universities

Postby I45Tex » 16 Jul 2022 18:42

Texas State University (which was formerly Texas State at San Marcos, formerly Southwest Texas State U, Southwest Texas State teachers college, and previous to that, the southwestern normal school) has some more special collections in arts, music, Texas history and humanities that I wish UNT’s students could get access to.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wittliff_Collections

Speaking in terms of the UNT Dallas bilingual teacher training, though --

UNT-Denton and Texas A&M Kingsville (the South Texas Normal School) also were formed initially as teachers colleges.

These days, Texas State’s administration wouldn’t want to join the UNT System for multiple reasons, including that they don’t want to be a satellite of a flagship campus, and that they think having a town or compass direction in their name makes them sound more regional -- they renamed themselves two times to abandon the San Marcos and Southwest labels.

But in terms of joining forces, it is not unprecedented for a Texas university to try to switch university systems — the university in Laredo tried to switch from A&M to UT system affiliation in 1995.
I do think UNT and UTD would both be better working together in the same system. UTD doesn't seem to help UT Arlington much; but as part of the UNT System it would round Denton out and each campus will allow the other's money to each be better spent on its own (complementary) strengths rather than on rounding out its own particular campus weaknesses. Maybe UTD could rename itself UNT Interactive or something like that :-P