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Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation

August 2-11, 2021

We want to ensure that our new faculty have all the tools and resources necessary to aid in their transition to UTSA and are excited to announce our new program, Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation, which will be a seven-day program, that is part of our New Faculty Academy. We have collaborated with our colleagues in Academic Innovation to create a robust program that provides innovative teaching techniques, support and partnerships for all new faculty. The program is framed around BOLD: Belonging, Organization, Learners, and DE&I. BOLD Learning Objectives are:

  • BELONGING: Connect with UTSA mission and vision
  • ORGANIZATION: Relate to student success in a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
  • LEARNERS: Visit UTSA and connect with UTSA divisions for faculty support
  • DE&I: Embrace Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) as a UTSA core value
Our goal is to introduce you to the UTSA leadership and community, culture and important resources to help you hit the ground running.

What to Expect from Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation

Over the course of seven days, new faculty will begin their journey at UTSA by learning about our diverse student body, our innovative vision of teaching and learning, and the many teaching tools and resources available to faculty. New faculty will see presentations by some of UTSA’s most innovative faculty, participate in discussions about current trends in teaching and learning, and take part in hands-on sessions that will help faculty build a toolkit of best practices for teaching and learning at UTSA.

There will not be any scheduled sessions on Friday August 6, 2021 to allow new faculty to become familiar with the UTSA campus and surrounding community of San Antonio.


Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation is required for all newly hired tenure-track and tenured faculty members and is open to all new full-time fixed-tenure-track faculty. Questions? Contact Director of Faculty Training and Development Judy Verdon at 210-458-2994.