New Faculty

Faculty in their first year at UTSA

We found some resources for you.

Use the checkboxes below to find resources and programs specific to your career stage.


Reference the academic calendar, policies and course-related information maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

Visit the Curriculum Resource Guide to find answers to the most common curriculum questions, learn about UTSA’s shared governance structure, and find some of the most important resources and policies related to teaching, learning, and supporting students.

Learn about Student Evaluations of Classes and Instructors

Review the guidelines for Peer Observation of Teaching (HOP 2.20).

Check out the UTSA National Impact Travel Awards program, which provides funding for faculty to participate in conferences for professional development to improve teaching skills or learn a new pedagogy. The program also provides support for college or academic support division staff to travel to present their empirical results from evaluation or implementation of UTSA programs at high profile, national meetings or conferences.

The following resources will help when you have questions or concerns about student behavior or accommodations:

Engage with the division of Academic Innovation to discover new teaching tools and innovative practices that will benefit you and your students. Their Teaching Resources are particularly helpful. Academic Innovation oversees Canvas, the university’s Learning Management System.


Explore the UTSA Knowledge Enterprise website to learn about the university’s research ecosystem and the resources available to support your scholarly success.

Log into Academic Analytics to track your research activity and access other tools and resources to support your scholarship.

Bookmark this page of forms, policies, guidelines and procedures that are needed for conducting research at UTSA. Make friends with the Office of Research Integrity.

Enjoy access to the resources, support and networking opportunities offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

Check out the university's Targeted Scholarly Awards Program.

Professional Development

Check out these faculty opportunities, including a variety of faculty award programs, leadership development, incentive programs and more.

Stop by the Faculty Center for a place to work and collaborate with other faculty in the casual seating area or reserve one of the many meeting spaces.

Check out the Faculty Mentoring Hub to discover the many ways you can tap into UTSA’s rich faculty mentoring support network.

Learn more about employee benefits, trainings and other human resources offered by People Excellence.

Faculty Review and Evaluation

Keep your Digital Measures profile updated. It is tied to the Annual Review process.

Get familiar with UTSA’s Promotion & Tenure process and Third-Year Review.

Faculty Groups and Governance

Participate in the New Faculty Academy, which kicks off with the Bold Beginnings new faculty orientation in early August and continues with the First Year Program to help you transition to UTSA.

Make friends by joining one or more Affinity Groups for faculty and staff at UTSA.

Get to know your colleagues in the Faculty Senate.

Plug into UTSA’s Tenure-Track Networking Club.