Celebrate Teaching Week
Join us for UTSA’s inaugural Celebrate Teaching Week! Throughout the week of February 20–24, 2023, the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars will host multiple events to celebrate the exceptional teachers that make our top tier university a place where students thrive. Show your pride on your social media channels this week using the hashtag #UTSACelebratesTeaching.
MONDAY, February 20
Celebrate Teaching Week Kickoff - Swag Pickup
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Faculty Center Casual Seating Area (JPL 4.04.16)
Start your week with some new swag! Exclusive tote bags and "Roadrunner Nation Faculty" t-shirts will be available for pick up in the Faculty Center lounge (while supplies last). Event co-sponsored by the division of Faculty Success.
Provost Kimberly Andrews Espy kicks off the week with the video message below. Read her full message highlighting the accomplishments of our faculty and their impact on student success.
TUESDAY, February 21
12 – 1:30 p.m. | JPL Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)
Sharpen your teaching tool kit by joining us for an open house showcase highlighting Active Teaching Techniques. Light refreshments will also be provided and ADTS will pass out "Roadrunner Nation Faculty" t-shirts and "Celebrate Teaching Week" swag during the event (while supplies last).
Event co-sponsored by the division of Academic Innovation.
WEDNESDAY, February 22
Roadrunner Nation Wednesday
It’s Roadrunner Nation Wednesday! Wear your "Roadrunner Nation Faculty" t-shirt as students and various organizations across campus express how UTSA faculty have left a lasting impact on their education and their lives.
Show your pride on your social media channels this week using the hashtag #UTSACelebratesTeaching.
THURSDAY, February 23
Each college will host their own events to show appreciation for their faculty. Look for more information to come from your college. Confirmed events are listed below.
- ACOB: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in BB 4.01.02 – grab and go snack break
- COEHD: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the Sombrilla - live music, snacks, swag giveaways
- COLFA: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. MH 3.376 - teacher trivia and tacos
- COS: 9 - 10:30 a.m. BSB 3.03.02 - coffee and donuts
- COS: 2 - 3:30 p.m. in FLN 2.03.02 - afternoon snacks
- HCAP: 10 - 11 a.m. in MB 2.306 and DB 4.112 - snacks and camaraderie
- Honors: 12 - 1 p.m. in GSR 1.204F - lunch and learn with Acting Dean Fleuriet
- KCEID: 9 - 11 a.m. in BSE 2.102 and DB 1.122 - coffee and donuts
- Univ. College: 9 - 11 a.m. in GSR 1.220B - open-house breakfast
FRIDAY, February 24
Keynote Speaker: Bob Duke
2 p.m. | Harris Room, H-E-B Student Union (HSU 2.212)
Join us for an inspiring and insightful talk by one of UT System's most prestigious teaching scholars. Free and open to all. You may include this event as professional development in Digital Measures.
Strategic Confusion and the Joy of Accomplishment
Great teachers are skillful experience-creators. Although it’s certainly necessary at times for teachers to explain and demonstrate, our students learn most when they engage in activities that ask them to interpret, reason, write, and solve problems, all of which can lead to students uncovering and working through gaps in their understanding. Designing tasks that illuminate these gaps and providing strategic opportunities for productive muddling are what great teaching and effective learning are all about.
Bob Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a University of Texas and University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and Director of the Center for Music Learning. He is also a clinical professor in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and was the founding director of the psychology of learning program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Learn more
Event co-sponsored by the division of Student Success.
"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.