Professional Development – Incentive Opportunities

UTSA values its instructors and is committed to supporting a culture of pedagogical innovation and digital transformation for student learning and success. Academic Innovation, with aid from Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, is investing more than $1 million in direct incentives, support, and recognition programs for UTSA faculty and graduate assistants from Summer 2021 through Spring 2023. Special programs for students can be found on this webpage.


The following list of initiatives is organized by semester. Incentive details and new courses will be updated as they become available.

: Faculty members are invited to participate in this opportunity.

: Students are invited to participate in this opportunity.

Please contact Academic Innovation academicinnovation@utsa.edu if you have any questions.


Spring 2023

Strategies for Inclusive Teaching Institute (SITI)

Begins: February 7, 2023
Incentive: $500

Academic Innovation is offering the Strategies for Inclusive Teaching Institute (SITI), a hyflex course focused on inclusive teaching practices. This course will: highlight best strategies for inclusive teaching already implemented at UTSA; provide resources in the form of templates and checklists based on the most recent literature, and engage participants in an active conversation spurred by the analysis of case studies and thought-provoking questions to further enhance inclusive teaching practices at UTSA, specifically considering its status as both a Tier One (R1) university and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

Strategies for Teaching, Assessment & Retention Grants (STAR)

Proposal Deadline: February 28, 2023, by 5:00 p.m.
Incentive: Two(2)/$3,000 teaching grants

The Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS) and Academic Innovation (AI) are pleased to announce the Strategies for Teaching, Assessment & Retention Grants (STAR) program for Spring 2023. The program seeks proposals to develop and implement inclusive pedagogy, digital literacy, experiential learning, evidence-based research and practices, or the use of technology to enhance accessibility and undergraduate student success. Proposals should describe how their teaching practices promote student success while enhancing student engagement and equitable learning.

Undergraduate Adobe Institute

Begins: February 1, 2023
Incentive: $50 gift card and a chance to win an iPad

Participants will be introduced to Adobe Creative Cloud and complete short projects that provide the opportunity to produce artifacts that they can use to improve their digital literacy skills and prepare them for their life after they finish their UTSA journey.

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Proposal Deadline: TBD
Number of Awards & Amount: TBD

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Begins: TBD
Incentive: TBD

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Incentive: TBD

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