Community of Respect Workshop

The Community of Respect workshop is based on a nationally recognized program and aims to provide a more welcoming and inclusive environment for UNT's international community of students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. By using an international intercultural communication framework, this workshop provides UNT faculty, staff, and students with enhanced intercultural awareness and competence within an international context.

2022-23 Workshop Dates 

Fall 2022

October 21, 2022 | 9-11 am| Marquis Hall, 130

November 4, 2022 | 9-11 am | Marquis Hall, 130

Registration is Required

Spring 2023

January 27, 2023 | 9-11 am | Marquis Hall, 130

February 3, 2023 | 9-11 am | Marquis Hall, 130

Registration is Required

Faculty Associates for the Community of Respect

The Faculty Associates for the Community of Respect were created by the Office for Faculty Success and International Affairs to support UNT's commitment to facilitate and create an inclusive, affirming, and equitable environment for our Mean Green Family. They are responsible for developing workshop curriculum, serving as workshop instructors, and promoting the Community of Respect to the campus community.

Brian Lain, PhD
Professor & Director of Debate
Department of Communication Studies
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 

Rachita Sharma, PhD
Interim Chair, Clinical Assistant Professor & UNTWell Clinic Director
Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services
College of Health & Public Service

Community of Respect Workshop Instructors

  • Dr. Brian Lain, Professor and Director of Debate, Department of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and UNT Faculty Associate for the Community of Respect
  • Dr. Rachita Sharma, Interim Chair, Clinical Assistant Professor & UNTWell Clinic Director, Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services, College of Health & Public Service and UNT Faculty Associate for the Community of Respect
  • Dr. Amanda Bennett, Director of Global Partnerships & Engagement, International Affairs
  • Amy Shenberger, Director of Study Abroad, International Affairs

Please direct any questions to Dr. Amanda Bennett.