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By Dr. Maurice Leatherbury, Senior Director of Academic Computing

Teaching with Technology Grants Announced

On December 21st, 2000 Dr. David Kesterson announced the 2001-2002 Teaching with Technology Grant program. This year's program, the seventh in as many years, will provide $150,000 to full-time faculty members at UNT to support their distributed learning course development. Individual grants ranging from $2,500 to $8,000 will be awarded, with the recipients being selected around the end of March. The deadline for submitting grant proposals is March 2, 2001.

Full details on the grants, including a downloadable application form, can be found at the Center for Distributed Learning's Web site at:

If you have questions about the grants, call me at extension 3854 or e-mail me at

Texas EDUCAUSE Meeting Coming Up on February 21st

EDUCAUSE is an international, nonprofit association whose mission is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management. Formed by a merger of CAUSE and EDUCOM in 1998, EDUCAUSE holds two national meetings annually plus sponsors several regional meetings periodically. For the first time, a Texas meeting of EDUCAUSE will be held on February 21st - 23rd at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio.

A number of UNT personnel will be presenting papers at "EduTex," as the meeting has been dubbed.  Philip Baczewski, Duane Gustavas, Mark Wilcox, and Maurice Leatherbury from the Computing Center will be making presentations as will Jenny Jopling from the Center for Distributed Learning.

The principal purpose of EduTex is to bring together educators and technology support staff from institutions of higher education in Texas and the surrounding states to learn from and interact with each other. This is a prime opportunity for IT personnel to discover how other campuses solve common problems, and the relatively close location and low cost of the conference should attract numerous persons from around the state.

Details on EduTex, including on-line registration, are available at

Note that UNT is an institutional member of EDUCAUSE so UNT faculty and staff can register at membership rates.