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Celebrate Teaching Week

Join us February 19–23, 2024 for UTSA's Celebrate Teaching Week! Throughout the week, we'll host multiple events to celebrate and recognize innovative teaching while providing tools to help faculty hone their craft. Show your pride on social media this week using the hashtag #UTSACelebratesTeaching.

MONDAY, February 19

Celebrate Teaching Week Swag

Swag and Snacks

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Faculty Center Casual Seating Area (JPL 4.04.16) and Frio Street Building (FS 4.450A) 

Faculty are invited to come by and grab some swag, snacks and socialize.

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Co-sponsored by the division of Faculty Success.

TUESDAY, February 20


Shaping the Future: A Student Panel Discussion on Transformative Teaching

4:30 – 6 p.m. | University Room (BB 2.06.04)

Faculty are invited for refreshments at 4:30, followed by a panel of UTSA students discussing what helps them to thrive in the classroom.

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Co-sponsored by the division of Student Success.

WEDNESDAY, February 21


Conversation and Connection in a Divided Country: How to Foster Respectful Discourse in the Classroom

2 - 3 p.m. |  JPL Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Universities are essential spaces for debate, discussion and action by students and scholars address pressing global and humanitarian concerns. UTSA brings together diverse groups of students with a range of life experiences, identities, and viewpoints.
Yet, our deeply polarized political climate can make it challenging for faculty to foster constructive conversations on current events and divisive topics.
Dr. Sara DeTurk and Professor Gina Amatangelo will lead this interactive workshop on the use of “structured dialogue” in the classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to share ideas on classroom dynamics and student engagement.
UTSA’s Chief Legal Officer, Jason King, will be available to address questions on issues such as free speech on campus, compliance with SB 17, and other issues.

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College Day

Several colleges will hold Celebrate Teaching Week events on Wednesday. A few will hold their events on Friday. Look for more information to come from your college.

  • ACOB - a grab-and-go breakfast break; 8 - 11 a.m. in the Dean's Office (BB 4.01.02)
  • COEHD - snacks and swag giveaways (plus tote bags for preclinical/clinical teachers); 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Sombrilla 
  • COLFA - tacos and teacher trivia; 8:30 - 10 a.m. in the Student Success Center (MH 3.376)
  • COS - a grab-and-go or grab-and-stay breakfast lounge (coffee, breakfast tacos, sweets); 9 - 11 a.m. in the Student Success Center (FLN 2.03.02)
  • HCAP - grab-n-go snacks 10 - 11 a.m. in the Student Success Center (MS 2.02.36)
  • KCEID - coffee and breakfast tacos; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in BSE 2.102 and DB 2.112

THURSDAY, February 22

Teaching Showcase

2nd Annual Teaching Showcase

12 – 1:30 p.m. | Denman Room (SU 2.01.28)

Faculty are invited for refreshments and to browse the poster presentations of fellow faculty who will be sharing their latest teaching innovations and techniques.

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Co-sponsored by the division of Academic Innovation

FRIDAY, February 23

College Day

College Day

A few colleges will hold their Celebrate Teaching Week events on Friday. Look for more information to come from your college.

  • Honors - rolling out wisdom: learning strategies and sushi; 12 - 1 p.m. on GSR 1.204F
  • Univ College - build-your-own snack packs; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in GSR 1.220B.15

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"Proud To Be a Teacher" Video Series

In honor of Celebrate Teaching Week, a few of UTSA's top teachers and members of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars share insight into what fuels their pedagogical practices.

#UTSACelebratesTeaching with Gina Amatangelo

#UTSACelebratesTeaching with Deborah Moon Wagner

#UTSACelebratesTeaching with Diane Abdo

#UTSACelebratesTeaching with Hector Aguilar

#UTSACelebratesTeaching with Jennifer Dilley

#UTSACelebratesTeaching with Luca Pozzi