Faculty Handbook

Learn all about the UTA Fort Worth Center, its resources, campus and more in the Faculty Handbook. The ultimate guide to help you prepare for teaching at the Fort Worth Center.

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Welcome

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Welcome to the UTA/Fort Worth Center. In an effort to help you prepare for your class, we have provided information regarding Center resources, policies and procedures. Please make sure you share any relevant information with your students.

Location

The Fort Worth Center is located at 1401 Jones Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (Directions and Maps).

Inclement Weather

Please visit the UTA website at www.uta.edu or the Fort Worth Center website at www.uta.edu/fortworth regarding building closures and inclement weather updates. You may also call 1-866-258-4913, as well as monitor conditions and weather reports broadcasted via television and/or radio.

Access & Resources

Your UTA I.D. card will give you access to the Fort Worth Center classrooms, library, exercise room, second floor and front door.

There are four cubicle spaces and two private offices for your use on the second floor.  Each is equipped with a computer and printing capabilities.  There are a few supplies in the faculty offices for your use as well. If you need anything else, please contact your program advisor.

Additional tech support information is available on our Technology page, such as help with NetID login issues or UTA Wi-fi setup.

Classroom Technology

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Fort Worth Center classrooms are equipped with the following technology:

All classrooms (111-121)
Computer
21” Interactive Desktop Monitor
Laptop Connection
Projector and Screen
Document Reader
Whiteboard
Lecture Capture

Room 205

Laptop
Promethean 87” Interactive Smartboard
Lecture Capture

Room 122

Computer
21” Interactive Desktop Monitor
Laptop Connection
2 Projectors/Screens (Ceiling Integrated)
2 Plasma Monitors (Back of Room)
DVD Player
Document Reader
Lecture Capture

Room 202A

Projector and Screen
Wall Connections for Laptop (Laptop not provided)

Software

All classroom computers are imaged the same as main campus classroom computers and have the same standard software.  If additional software is required for your class, contact us at utafw@uta.edu. Please provide as much lead time as possible, so we can do our best to accommodate your request prior to the start of your class.

Classroom Support

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Lecture Capture

All classrooms, with the exception of 202A, are equipped with the Echo360 Lecture Capture System. This system records images from the classroom projector (desktop, laptop, or document camera), images from a camera that is focused on the desk at the front of the room, and audio from a microphone located at the front of the room. To schedule a recording of your class, either for the entire semester or for select class meetings, please send a request to Don Lane at  dklane@uta.edu or call 817-272-3296.  Please feel free to contact the Center at utafw@uta.edu if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Training & Support

If needed, the Fort Worth Center will provide tech support your first night of class to assist and instruct you on the proper usage of classroom equipment and technology. To schedule, contact utafw@uta.edu. If you are scheduled in room 122 for the first time or need equipment instructions, please contact the Center at the email above or by calling 817-272-5988 to schedule training prior to your first class.

Onsite staff and/or student tech support and assistance is available until 8:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, Friday until 5:00 p.m., and from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Support staff is located at the front information desk next to the security guard.

If you cannot locate anyone or if you have technical problems after these hours please contact Megan Topham at 817-946-9095.

If you need to arrange for additional instructional media or if you have equipment or software questions/problems, please contact 817-272-0352 or email utafw@uta.edu.

Amenities

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Library

The Library, located on the first floor, is equipped with a copier, scanner, fax machine, printers, and computers (PC and Mac) for use by you and your students. If additional software is required for your class, contact us at utafw@uta.edu. Please provide as much lead time as possible, so we can do our best to accommodate your request prior to the start of your class.

Hours of operation run from 7:30am to 10:30pm Monday – Saturday. Instructors of record and students enrolled in classes at the Center will gain access to the Library by swiping their Mav I.D. card.  Please advise your students to follow Library Rules and Procedures.

Maverick Market

The Maverick Market is located on the second floor across from the elevator. The Market is stocked with a variety of snacks, drinks, office supplies, Fort Worth Center and Fort Worth Alumni gear. The Market is open from 8:30am to 9:00pm Monday – Thursday, 8:30am to 3:00pm on Friday, and 8:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday.

Online Maverick Market

Purchase UTA Fort Worth Center apparel and accessories in our online store! Now you can order your Fort Worth Maverick gear all year round and have it delivered right to your doorstep.

Exercise Room

The Center has an Exercise Room two doors down from the Market on the right.  This room is equipped with 2 treadmills, 1 elliptical, and a multi-station weight machine; as well as a shower.  The Exercise Room is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am – 10:30 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm, and closed Sunday. Instructors of record and students enrolled in classes at the Center will gain access by swiping their Mav ID card and entering their 5-digit pin number, which can be found at www.uta.edu/selfservice.

Recycling Center

A Recycling Center, located behind the elevator on the first floor, is available for the following materials: papers, plastics, aluminum, batteries, light bulbs, and small electronics. The Fort Worth Center is committed to the use of recycled, compostable, and/or organic office, janitorial, and event supplies; as well as the use of 100% post-consumer waste paper and soy ink on our stationary and promotional print pieces.

Security and Parking

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Security

Security is onsite Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm and is available to escort you and your students to your vehicles, as well as for any emergencies that arise. The guard is required to make rounds, so there may be times they are not at their desk. If you need immediate assistance, please ring the doorbell on the 2nd  floor next to the Maverick Market. Additionally, the building is monitored 24 hours a day.

Parking

A UTA Parking Permit is required for Faculty and Staff to park at the Fort Worth Center. Permits can be purchased online through your MAVPark account. View the Fort Worth Center parking map to locate designated Faculty/Staff parking spaces.

Additionally, the Fort Worth Center has a reciprocal parking agreement with Texas A&M University School of Law. Fort Worth Center students and faculty are allowed to use the fenced lots across the street. To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Chris Graves at cgraves@uta.edu to obtain the necessary Fort Worth Center hang tag.

Additional Information

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  1. Please inform your students that all University correspondence will be directed to their UTA student email address.  Additional information can be found at http://www.uta.edu/oit/eos/email/faq.php.
  2. It is your responsibility to inform your students that their course evaluation form will be sent to their MavMail account at the end of the course. Please encourage them to submit the form by the last day of class. It is highly encouraged that you allot time during your last class to allow students to fill out and submit course evaluations.
  3. Please familiarize yourself with the contents of The University’s Standards of Conduct Guide (the Guide).
  4. Students were informed of Fort Worth Center policies, procedures and practices at new student orientation.  This information is available online via the Student Handbook.
  5. Any comments, questions, or concerns regarding your course at the Fort Worth Center should be transmitted through your program advisor.
  6. Being a historic building, our classroom temperatures can fluctuate, especially given the Texas climate. The system works best with minor 1-2 degree adjustments and can take up to 45 minutes to an hour to regulate. If the majority of the students in the classroom are experiencing discomfort, the Fort Worth Center staff asks that the you, the instructor, notify our front desk student associate to request a temperature adjustment (available until 8:00pm).

Mav-Alert Emergency Notification System

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MavAlert keeps the University community informed in the event of a campus emergency by sending early warning text and voice messages to phones, email accounts, and other registered communications devices. Students, faculty, and staff should update their emergency contact information through MyMav. YOU MUST ENTER A MOBILE PHONE NUMBER in your online MyMav record and label it “Mobile” to enable MavAlert emergency notifications via text message.

1.      Log in to uta.edu/mymav with your regular network ID and password.

2.      Click on “Sign up for MavAlerts” in the far right column.

3.      Click on the green “Add a phone number” button.

4.      Pull the drop down menu under Phone Type to label the number “Mobile.”

5.      Click “Save” to save your mobile phone and enable it for text messaging.

Please note: MavAlert emergency notifications are sent to all uta.edu email addresses.

You can also sign up here for the Fort Worth Center E-Mail List to stay current on the latest events and notifications.