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UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars
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Purpose

The Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars was established in 2012 to honor and reward a select group of outstanding faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching; to foster a culture of exceptional teaching and learning practices at UTSA; and to create a collective of faculty advocates for teaching excellence who can serve as resources to their colleagues.

Responsibilities

The Academy is charged with providing institutional leadership and guidance for excellent teaching at UTSA through activities such as mentoring new faculty or developing seminars on teaching excellence; and with providing guidance and feedback for Faculty Center programs and initiatives related to teaching and learning. The Academy is governed by a 10-member Instructional Advisory Board, which additionally is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Provost on matters related to teaching and learning across the University.

Selection

Members of the Academy shall be recipients of the UT System's Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards.  In years when there is no Regents Award, a similar process proposed by this group and approved by the President will be followed. Once inducted, members will remain in the Academy for the duration of their active faculty appointment.

Reports

Shared Experiences Forum

The Academy regularly holds faculty forums on teaching excellence. Videos of past forums are available for viewing.

Academy Members

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Diane Abdo
University College
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Hector Aguilar
College of Sciences
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John Alexander
College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
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Sazzad Bin-Shafique
College of Engineering
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Kathryn Brown
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
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Ian Caine
College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
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Thomas Cannon
College of Business
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Aaron Cassill
College of Sciences
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Karen Dodwell
College of Liberal
and Fine Arts
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Jill Fleuriet
College of Liberal
and Fine Arts
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Kirsten Gardner
College of Liberal
and Fine Arts
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Matthew Gdovin
College of Sciences
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Kolleen Guy
College of Liberal
and Fine Arts
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David Han
College of Business
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Janis Harmon
College of Education and Human Development
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Patricia Jaramillo
College of Public Policy
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Eugene John
College of Engineering
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Jerome Keating
College of Business
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Ram Krishnan
College of Engineering
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Mark Leung
College of Business
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Randall Manteufel
College of Engineering
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Matthew McCarter
College of Business
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Mary McNaughton-Cassill
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
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Deborah Moon Wagner
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
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Elizabeth Pate
College of Education and Human Development
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Chunjiang Qian
College of Engineering
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Hazem Rashed-Ali
College of Architecture
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Lindsay Ratcliffe
University College
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Bruce Rudy
College of Business
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Patricia Sánchez
College of Education and Human Development
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Can Saygin
College of Engineering
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Heather Shipley
College of Engineering
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Valerie Sponsel
College of Sciences
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Richard Utecht
College of Business
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David Ray Vance
College of Liberal and Fine Arts