Library top floor renovations underway – other floors open


The Gibson D. Lewis Library quiet study space on the top floor is currently under construction. The renovations on the floor will incorporate more study rooms, new furniture, and open space. The expected completion date is mid-August.

The library has arranged temporary quiet study space on the south side of the library’s middle floor. For any questions, please contact

Giving and Receiving Feedback


To get the most from feedback discussions, you are invited to explore these resources and review our HSC Strategic Roadmap. This will help ensure feedback and goals are consistent with HSC’s mission, goals, and strategy.

We also have two optional self-paced trainings specifically focused on giving or receiving feedback:

Providing Performance Feedback: The Foundation of the Supervisory Role at HSC

This module provides training for HSC Department Chairs and Staff Supervisors. You will learn about:

      • HSC’s expectations for providing feedback to faculty and staff members in your department,
      • Establishing accountability in your department,
      • How to have difficult conversations with those who report to you,
      • Planning for delivering critical feedback,
      • Instilling a culture of healthy feedback in your department, and
      • Tips for providing effective critical feedback.

Receiving Critical Feedback From Your HSC Supervisor

This module has been designed to  help you gain a better understanding of how to effectively receive and use feedback provided during performance check-ins with your supervisor.

Invitation to the OKR Information Session Series with the Provost


HSC Faculty Senate hosts OKR Information session series which will focus on:

– How to use Objectives and Key Results to drive success.
– What is the goal?
– How will we know if we are getting there?
– What tasks will get us there?
– Best Practices

Please join one of the three upcoming sessions where Provost Taylor will discuss Faculty OKRs for FY 2022.

Dates & Times

Monday, Aug 16th, 2021 at 12-1pm
EAD 406 and Zoom

Wednesday, Aug 18th, 2021 at 12-1pm
LIB 400 and Zoom

Thursday, Aug 19th, 2021 at 4:30-5:30pm
LIB 400 and Zoom

Please RSVP via the Outlook meeting invitations sent to you by Faculty Senate Communication Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact

Update from Chancellor Roe


UNT World Faculty & Staff:

Across UNT World we are excited for a fall with fully opened campuses at UNT, UNT Health Science Center and UNT Dallas. Over the last 18 months our COVID-19 response teams have done an incredible job of helping us navigate the many challenges of the pandemic and they will continue to make the safety of students, faculty and staff our top priority as we resume normal operations this fall.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that circumstances are consistently evolving. Citing new evidence that the delta variant of the coronavirus could be spread through rare “breakthrough” infections in vaccinated people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week announced it now recommends increased public mask use when indoors in regions where the variant is spreading quickly – this includes all of North Texas.

Please note that each campus will continue to be in touch with details about their fall plans. We have shared CDC guidance throughout the pandemic and will continue to post the latest recommendations to our UNT System web site. It is important to note that there is no mask mandate in Texas, as summarized in a statement released by Governor Greg Abbott’s office this week:

“Governor Abbott has been clear that the time for government mandating of masks is over—now is the time for personal responsibility. Every Texan has the right to choose whether they will wear a mask, or have their children wear masks. Vaccines are the most effective defense against contracting COVID and becoming seriously ill, and we continue to urge all eligible Texans to get the vaccine. The COVID vaccine will always remain voluntary and never forced in Texas.”

I encourage you to get vaccinated if you have not already, and our medical experts at HSC continue to recommend COVID-19 testing for anyone experiencing symptoms – fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea or diarrhea. As noted by Gov. Abbott, this is a time for personal responsibility.

Thank you for your continued flexibility and dedication – your efforts over the past 18 months have us well-positioned for a return to normalcy this fall.

Lesa B. Roe
UNT System

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Apply Today


The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
In 2004, NHHF established the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, public health, and health policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics.

The following year, we invited the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Hispanic Dental Association, Latino Caucus of American Public Health Association, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU and an honorary committee of New York elected officials, to help us present our first ten scholarships.

In 2007, NHHF started its partnership with the United Health Foundation in this unique national effort and the following year, a second annual Gala in California. As of January 2021, NHHF has awarded $1,555,000 to 306 awardees.

The 2021 National Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship is open to any student enrolled full time in the following U.S. based accredited graduate programs:
• Medicine: allopathic or osteopathic
• Dentistry
• Pharmacy
• Nursing (including BSN)
• Public Health/Policy
• Physician Associate

Applicants are not required to be Hispanic; an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.

What are the qualifications?

3.0 GPA or Passing (fail/pass system)
Exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US
Be a full-time student in the following accredited programs: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health or Health Policy, and Physician Associate.

Workout of the Day 07/30/2021


Do as many reps as possible of each exercise in 1 minute. Do 3 sets of each exercise. Rest 1 minute between sets.

Set 1: Push-ups

Set 2: Squat Jumps

Set 3: Crunches

Set 4: Alternating Reverse Lunges

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Grand Rounds: Engaging Students in Our Curriculum


TCU & UNTHSC School of Medicine September Grand Rounds

Engaging Students in Our Curriculum

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
8:30am to 10:000am
via Zoom

Please e-mail for Zoom link.

Facilitated by Glenn Regehr, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Surgery, Associate Director (Research), Centre for Health Education Scholarship at University of British Columbia

This Grand Rounds is a follow-up application workshop to Dr. Glenn Regehr’s Grand Rounds session held in September 2020 titled, “What If They Aren’t Playing Our Game?: Education Theories, Curriculum Intent, and Learner Goals Re-examined.” Attendees will be able to describe the influence of learning environments on learner goals and the influence of learner goals on the ability of curricular designs to achieve educator goals. Attendees will also be able to recognize mechanisms and approaches to align learner goals with curricular goals.

OKR Development Workshops


OKRs help answer the question, “I know what is expected of me at work.”

Using OKRs is a management methodology that helps to ensure team members are focusing on the same things across the organization. The OKR Development Workshop discusses the mechanics in building effective objectives and key results using faculty and staff examples that tie into HSC’s strategic plan.

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish the difference between an action step, objective and a key result.
  • Identify ways to develop an effective OKR statement.
  • Develop targets that tie into existing key results.
  • Identify steps in managing OKRs and the Performance Check In process.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend one session, but please register online in Learn HSC by clicking on the hyperlink.

  • Tuesday, August 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in IREB 250
  • Thursday, August 5, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in EAD 506
  • Wednesday, August 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Virtual Session)

Staff questions: HSC Campus HR at

Faculty questions: Faculty Affairs at