The University of North Texas, a comprehensive, state-assisted, coeducational institution of higher education, is the flagship of a multi-institutional university system. UNT offers a wide variety of undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs.
The university has gone through six name changes since its founding: (1890) Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute, (1894) North Texas Normal College, (1901) North Texas State Normal College, (1923) North Texas State Teachers College, (1949) North Texas State College, (1961) North Texas State University, and (1988) University of North Texas. The university has been led by 13 presidents: Joshua C. Chilton (1890-93), John J. Crumley (1893-94), Menter B. Terrill (1894-1901), J.S. Kendall (1901-06), W.H. Bruce (1906-23), Robert L. Marquis (1923-34), W.J. McConnell (1934-51), J.C. Matthews (1951-67), John J. Kamerick (1968-70), John Carter (acting, 1970-71), C.C. Nolen (1971-79), John Carter (acting, 1979-80), Frank E. Vandiver (1980-81), Howard W. Smith Jr. (ad interim, 1981-82), Alfred F. Hurley (1982-2000) and Norval F. Pohl (2000-present). From 1980 until 2000, the president also carried the responsibilities and title of Chancellor of the University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Senate Bill 751 of the 76th Texas Legislature provided for the establishment of the University of North Texas System, and in July 1999, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board confirmed formal system status for UNT, including the Denton campus, UNT-HSC in Fort Worth and the UNT System Center at Dallas. In October 2000, the positions of president and chancellor were officially separated with the appointment of Norval F. Pohl as President of UNT and Alfred F. Hurley as Chancellor of the UNT System.
UNT is recognized as a comprehensive, metropolitan, research university and as a leader in the performance of many public services, assisting in the economic diversification of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and the state of Texas. In 1987, the Select Committee on Higher Education designated UNT as one of five comprehensive research and graduate institutions in Texas. UNT is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/Research UniversityExtensive. In 1992, UNT was elected to full membership in the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
With an enrollment of nearly 28,000 in 2001-2002 and a faculty of more than 1,000, UNT is one of Texas' "Big Five," the state's largest and most academically challenging universities. It serves students from 49 states in the nation and from more than 116 foreign countries.
The university offers 143 undergraduate and graduate degree majors. Undergraduate students may choose from 98 bachelor's degrees. Since its founding, UNT has awarded more than 166,372 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. It has offered master's degrees since 1935 and doctoral degrees since 1950. As of January 2001, there were more than 84,211 active alumni in the DallasFort Worth Metroplex and another 56,446 active alumni residing elsewhere.
The University of North Texas is in Denton, a friendly college town with a population of 80,500 located about 35 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth. The university campus is composed of 150 structures on 780 acres.
Many business, industry, education, government and cultural activities that support university studies are based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
The University of North Texas is the largest and most comprehensive research and doctoral degree-granting institution in the North Texas area and the flagship of the UNT System. The university is committed to excellence in teaching and the discovery and application of knowledge through research and creative activities. As the educational leader in the North Texas region, the university is dedicated to the development of the area as the number one region in the nation.
The university continues to expand its relationship with the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth; to develop the University of North Texas System Center at Dallas; and to cultivate partnerships with elementary and secondary schools, community colleges, other universities, businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of education and community life.
Collectively, the faculty have contributed significantly to research and scholarship within various fields through numerous publications, presentations at scholarly conferences, concerts, recitals, exhibitions and performances.
Faculty leadership in teaching, research, creative activities, performance and service activities has created national and international reputations for excellence for a number of academic programs within the university's nine schools and colleges.
The Media Library in Chilton Hall houses a large collection of audiovisual materials, including motion pictures, tapes, recordings and videodiscs.
The Science and Technology Library, housed in the Information Sciences Building, emphasizes physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and library science and includes an outstanding collection in mathematics.
The Library Annex houses over 300,000 lesser used materials, sections of the University Archives, and the preservation and technical services departments of the University Libraries. Items located in the annex are so noted in the libraries' online catalog, and a reading room is available for users in the annex. The Library Annex, located just off Airport Road on Precision, is near the main campus.
In addition to the services directly supported by Academic Computing Services, computer services are also available from the University Libraries and many college, school and departmental computer support centers. Computer networks are installed in all academic departments, providing connectivity with a variety of general-purpose and specialized computing equipment. Online courses are offered with support from the Center for Distributed Learning using computing systems supported by Academic Computing Services.
Academic Computing Services provides electronic mail to all students via EagleMail, a web-based e-mail system. Students can activate their EagleMail access online via the EagleMail web page (http://eaglemail.unt.edu). EagleMail is used as an official communication medium between the university and students. Other Internet services available to students include personal web page publishing and dialup Internet access.
Several statistical analysis packages, including SAS, SPSS and S-Plus, and most major programming languages are supported on the various multi-user high-performance computing systems. Academic Computing Services also maintains a multi-node computing cluster to support concurrent execution of long-running user-compiled programs.
The Computing Center also serves as a repository for a substantial body of machine-readable data including the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data archives, Standard and Poor's COMPUSTAT and the Center for Research in Security Prices' CRSP data sets. The University Libraries also maintain a number of databases and other research materials on CD-ROM servers that are accessible through the campus network.
The Computing Center provides a campus-wide helpdesk service to provide students with information and help on a variety of computing problems. A number of documents are also available for help with common computing tasks. Also, Benchmarks Online (www.unt.edu/benchmarks), the Computing Center's newsletter, is published monthly and serves as an excellent resource for current information systems at UNT.
In addition, the University of North Texas offers programs approved by the following organizations.
AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
American Association for Health Education
American Chemical Society
American Library Association
American Psychological Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Association for Behavior Analysis
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council for Exceptional Children
Council on Rehabilitation Education
Council on Social Work Education
Educational Leadership Constituent Council
Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research
International Society of Technology Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
National Recreation and Park Association/American Association of Leisure and Recreation Council on Accreditation
Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology
Texas Education Agency
Texas State Board for Educator Certification
Addresses of accrediting organizations are printed following the index.
Alliance for Higher Education
American Association for Higher Education
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Council on Education
American Political Science Association
Association of Texas Colleges and Universities
Association of Texas Graduate Schools
Broadcast Education Association
Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Council for Chemical Research
Council of Graduate Schools
Federation of North Texas Area Universities
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Society of Cinema Studies
Texas Association of Broadcast Educators
University Film and Video Association
Burle Pettit, Vice Chair (2007), Lubbock
Charles "Chuck" Beatty (2005), Waxahachie
Marjorie B. Craft (2007), DeSoto
Tom Lazo, Sr., (2005), Dallas
Robert A. Nickell (2003), Irving
George W. Pepper (2003), Fort Worth
C. Dan Smith (2005), Plano
Gayle W. Strange (2003), Denton
Administration Alfred F. Hurley, PhD, Chancellor of the University of North Texas System
Norval F. Pohl, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and President of the University of North Texas
Ronald Blanck, DO, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and President of the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth
T. J. "Jack" Morton, JD, Senior Vice Chancellor for Governmental Affairs
Richard S. Rafes, JD, PhD, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
Frederick R. Pole, MS, Vice Chancellor for Administration
Phillip C. Diebel, BBA, CPA, Vice Chancellor for Finance
Virginia E. Wheeless, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Planning
Cassandra Berry, BA, Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity and Diversity
Milton L. "Pat" Howell, Jr., MS, Associate Vice Chancellor for System Facilities
Deborah S. Leliaert, MEd, Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing
Timothy N. Edwards, BBA, CIA, CFE, Chief Internal Auditor
Administration Alfred F. Hurley, PhD, Chancellor of the University of North Texas System
Norval F. Pohl, PhD, President of the University of North Texas (including the UNT System Center at Dallas)
David B. Kesterson, PhD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Suzanne V. LaBrecque, PhD, Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Arthur J. Goven, PhD, Interim Vice Provost for Research
Philip M. Turner, EdD, Dean of the School of Library and Information Sciences, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Distance Education
Frederick R. Pole, MS, Vice President for Administrative Affairs
Phillip C. Diebel, BBA, CPA, Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs
David L. Shrader, DMA, Vice President for Development
Bonita C. Jacobs, PhD, Vice President for Student Development
Deborah S. Leliaert, MEd, Vice President for University Relations
Joneel Harris, PhD, Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Cassandra Berry, BA, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity
Virginia E. Wheeless, PhD, Associate Vice President for Planning
Milton L. "Pat" Howell, Jr., MS, Associate Vice President for Facilities
John Ellis Price, PhD, Executive Director of the UNT System Center at Dallas
College of Business Administration,
Jared E. Hazleton, PhD, Dean
School of Community Service,
David W. Hartman, PhD, Dean
College of Education,
M. Jean Keller, EdD, Dean
School of Library and Information Sciences,
Philip M. Turner, EdD, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Distance Education and Dean of the School
School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management,
Judith C. Forney, PhD, Dean
College of Music,
James Scott, DMA, Dean
School of Visual Arts,
D. Jack Davis, PhD, Dean
Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate Studies,
C. Neal Tate, PhD, Dean
B. Donald Grose, PhD, Dean of Libraries
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science,
Richard J. Sinclair, PhD, Dean
Individuals within the UNT community are unified by a primary purpose: learning. With that primary purpose in mind, UNT works to advance ideals of human worth and dignity by facilitating open discussion, supporting rational resolution of conflict and encouraging examination of values.
Harassment based on individual differences is inconsistent with UNT's mission and educational goals. Every member of the UNT community enjoys certain human and constitutional rights, including the right to free speech. At the same time, individuals who work, study, live and teach within this community are expected to refrain from behavior that threatens the freedom, safety and respect deserved by every community member in good standing.
Every member of the University of North Texas community must comply with federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations. Such compliance will be not only a given standard, but is, in fact, a baseline from which our community works to assure fairness and equity to all who pursue their educational and professional goals here.
Students, faculty or staff who have concerns or questions should contact the appropriate office. Students should call the Dean of Students at (940) 565-2648. Faculty and staff should call the Division of Equity and Diversity at (940) 565-2456. TDD access: (800) 735-2989.
The university provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined under the law, who are otherwise qualified to meet the institution's academic and employment requirements. Students needing assistance may call (940) 565-4323. For information, call the Office of Disability Accommodation at (940) 565-4323, TDD access: (940) 565-2958 or (940) 369-8652; or the Division of Equity and Diversity at (940) 565-2456. TDD access: (800) 735-2989.
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