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Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation

August 1-9, 2023

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 program for new faculty, Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation, which will be a six-day program, part of our New Faculty Academy. We have collaborated with our colleagues in Academic Innovation and Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise, to create a robust program that provides innovative teaching techniques, information on Research programs, support and partnerships for all new faculty.

Our goal is to introduce you to UTSA leadership and community culture while providing important resources to help you hit the ground running.

What to Expect from Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation

Over the course of six days, new faculty will begin their journey at UTSA by learning about our diverse student body, our innovative vision of teaching, research and learning, and the many tools and resources available to faculty. New faculty will attend presentations by UTSA leadership, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise (VPREDKE) and office of Academic Innovation.  In addition, new faculty will see presentations by some of UTSA’s most innovative faculty, participate in discussions about current trends in teaching, learning and research, and take part in hands-on sessions that will help faculty build a toolkit of best practices for teaching, learning and research at UTSA.

There will not be any scheduled sessions of Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation on Friday August 4, 2023 to allow new faculty to become familiar with the UTSA campus and surrounding community of San Antonio.  However, if joining UTSA as a new department chair we will be offering New Department Chair Orientation on Friday August 4, 2023 from 9:00am-3:00pm; calendar invite will be sent to the new department chairs


Bold Beginnings at Roadrunner Nation It is required of all new faculty hired without tenure and open to all other full-time faculty who are new to UTSA (including tenured and fixed-term-track positions). Questions? Contact Director of Faculty Training and Development Judy Verdon at Judith.verdon@utsa.edu