2021 News Updates

December 13, 2021

Faculty News 12.13.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
December 9, 2021

Spotlight on doctoral graduates

UTSA has awarded, on average, 120+ doctorates annually over the last decade and currently has nearly 1,000 students enrolled in 25 Ph.D. programs. Here’s a snapshot of UTSA doctoral students and graduates — who they are, where they are now, and how they’re shaping the future of our community and world.
December 6, 2021

Faculty News 12.06.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
November 30, 2021

Join us December 11 for Fall Commencement!

UTSA’s Fall 2021 Commencement will take place Saturday, December 11, 2021, and I want to urge you to participate in your college’s ceremony. Celebrating the success of our students is perhaps the most rewarding part of being a faculty member, and watching your students walk across the stage at Commencement is nothing short of inspirational. Furthermore, your presence at Commencement signals to all our students and their families that faculty are invested in student success at our university.
November 29, 2021

Faculty News 11.29.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
November 22, 2021

Faculty News 11.22.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
November 15, 2021

Faculty News 11.15.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
November 11, 2021

Military-affiliated students are a thriving part of the Roadrunner community

Serving military-affiliated students is an important part of UTSA’s commitment to San Antonio – also known as Military City, U.S.A. More than 4,900 Veteran, Active Duty, Reserve/Guard members and their dependents currently are enrolled at UTSA so they can continue to build bold futures in our community and around the world.
November 8, 2021

Faculty News 11.08.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
November 8, 2021

Course evaluations integrated with Blackboard

A new integration will allow students to access course evaluations in Blackboard – but first, faculty must enable the feature. Read more to learn how to enable the enhancement for your courses.
November 1, 2021

Faculty News 11.01.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
October 29, 2021

Innovative tools accelerate student success

UTSA’s implementation of Adobe Creative Cloud’s innovative tools, combined with inclusive pedagogy and thoughtful faculty development, significantly impacts student success.
October 25, 2021

Faculty News 10.25.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
October 21, 2021

Luca Pozzi: Embracing diversity and new technologies to ensure student success

Pozzi's exceptional teaching and dedication to UTSA students have earned him the prestigious 2021 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.
October 21, 2021

Gina Amatangelo: Developing good students – and even better citizens

In recognition of her impact on UTSA’s undergraduate students, Amatangelo was honored with the 2021 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
October 18, 2021

Tanya J. Gaxiola Serrano: Dismantling the traditions of academia to create an inclusive, inquisitive space for all

An assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Tanya J. Gaxiola Serrano's research not only champions the historically overlooked knowledge found in marginalized communities, but also challenges educational spaces to incorporate more diverse representation.
October 18, 2021

Faculty News 10.18.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
October 11, 2021

Faculty News 10.11.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
October 4, 2021

Faculty News 10.04.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
September 27, 2021

Faculty News 09.27.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
September 20, 2021

Fernandez receives the Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award

Fernandez’ engaging courses, mentorship, and research opportunities have not only had a monumental impact on undergraduate students at UTSA, but also enhance the university’s destination to become a model for student success.
September 20, 2021

Faculty News 09.20.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
September 13, 2021

Faculty News 09.13.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
September 7, 2021

Faculty News 09.07.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
September 3, 2021

Expanding UTSA's expertise

September 3, 2021

Join us: Faculty Convocation

Faculty are invited to attend a hybrid event on Sept. 10 to usher in the new academic year and celebrate our collective accomplishments.
August 30, 2021

Faculty News 08.30.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
August 26, 2021

Faculty focused on instructional innovation

Faculty have found innovative ways to continue to deliver a high-quality education to our students, implementing new teaching strategies and tools into their courses.
August 24, 2021

Expanded health, wellness and well-being services launch at UTSA

As the fall 2021 semester begins, UTSA students have access to expanded health care services, provided by UT Health San Antonio at a new clinic on campus.
August 24, 2021

Welcome Back - Fall 2021

Provost Espy's welcome back message to UTSA faculty, Fall 2021
August 23, 2021

Rey Villanueva: A Roadrunner Making an Impact on Student and Faculty Success

Uniquely positioned as both a faculty member, staff member and graduate student at UTSA, Villanueva knows firsthand the importance of clearly defining and understanding the expectations required of you when entering into a new role. This attention to what the rules are and how they are interpreted not only informs their research, but allows Villanueva to help shape student and faculty success at UTSA.
August 23, 2021

Faculty News 08.23.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
August 16, 2021

UTSA welcomes new Army ROTC commander

Lieutenant Colonel Timothy S. Ball has joined the University of Texas at San Antonio as the new Professor of Military Science of the UTSA Army ROTC program.
August 16, 2021

Faculty News 08.16.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
August 13, 2021

Changes in Graduate Admissions Processing effective September 1, 2021

As you know, UTSA is adopting a new platform for managing Graduate Admissions, the Liaison UniCas system, to replace the current Embark platform. This new and exciting change is planned to go live September 1, 2021 and will provide a modern, dynamic, and customer friendly application experience for our students.
August 4, 2021

Faculty News 08.04.2021

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
August 3, 2021

A critical link between UTSA's students and the San Antonio business community

Melissa K. Mahan, Ph.D., has joined UTSA's division of Academic Innovation as Associate Vice Provost of Extended Education, where she will advance the university’s workforce programs, business community engagement, professional and continuing education offerings, and oversee special events at the Downtown Campus.
August 3, 2021

Digital Measures Workflow form open: 20-21 Annual Review & 22-23 Workload Agreements

The Digital Measures workflow forms for the annual review and workload process were sent out today. You should receive a notification email from "Watermark – Digital Measures" prompting you to click the email link and log in to Digital Measures and complete the information.
July 28, 2021

ASSIST Team receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Innovation and Impact

The ASSIST program cultivates vibrant STEM leaders from underrepresented minority (URM) students, helping them overcome barriers to achieving advanced degrees in the sciences while simultaneously advancing UTSA’s mission of inclusive excellence.
July 26, 2021

Cepek receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in both Core Curriculum Teaching and Community-Engagement

Cepek’s intertwined and inspirational accomplishments are fueled by his passion for his discipline and the many communities his knowledge impacts.
July 22, 2021

Annual Review and 2022-23 Workload Agreements

Reminder about new Workload Agreement and Annual Evaluation timeline for January 2020 through August 2021, resources to aid faculty in the process, and the updated timeline.
July 22, 2021

Sooby receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Research Achievement

Sooby's development of an internationally recognized research program successfully combines research excellence with student development.
July 20, 2021

Testa receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching Excellence

By incorporating inclusivity, availability and clear standards for all his classes, Testa makes a lasting impact on his students, inspiring them to grow, improve, and ultimately, succeed.
July 14, 2021

Mitra receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Excellence in University Service

Mitra’s dedication to help facilitate impactful and experiential learning experiences has had a profoundly transformative effect on the entire UTSA community.
July 12, 2021

Chen receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Advancing Globalization

Chen's impressive record in developing international collaborations enhances the UTSA student community and serve as a model for advancing the institution’s global initiatives. 
July 7, 2021

Lasley receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Performance, Creative Production, or Other Scholarly Achievement

Lasley's thought-provoking and captivating digital works have not only received international acclaim but have also opened doors for her students to gain experience in the industry.
July 5, 2021

Hopkins receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Core Curriculum Teaching

The award recognizes Hopkins' tireless dedication to both teaching, curriculum review, and course innovation and design.
July 1, 2021

Faculty News JULY 2021 teaching, research tips, events & opps

Teaching and research tips, resources, events and opportunities for UTSA faculty
June 30, 2021

Vasquez receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Community Engagement

Vasquez has been instrumental in improving nutrition education at UTSA and across the San Antonio community, directly benefiting both community’s quality of life.
June 28, 2021

Taha receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Research Achievement

Through his research efforts and high level of service both for UTSA and the larger engineering community, Taha is at the forefront of developing the future of complex infrastructure and the next generation of engineers.
June 23, 2021

Beavers receives the Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

Beavers is dedicated to creating project-based learning experiences and inspires her students to explore their curiosities about music by delving into the theories behind the notes.
June 21, 2021

Dougherty receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching Excellence

Dougherty takes a compassionate approach to her teaching, inspiring in her students the confidence to conquer difficult material and apply this knowledge in their journey toward success.
June 16, 2021

Saldaña receives President’s Distinguished Diversity Award

By advocating for and supporting culturally-responsive Mexican-American education and its educators, Saldaña exemplifies UTSA’s commitment to being a Hispanic thriving institution.
June 14, 2021

Gatsis receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Research Achievement

The award recognizes Gatsis' rising research reputation in the areas of cyber security and smart power grids as well as his high-quality, high-impact research program.
June 14, 2021

Announcement of faculty support initiatives

Over $2.5 million is being invested in faculty-centered programs to advance progress on our destination as an exemplar of innovative excellence put forth in President Eighmy’s strategic plan. Programs include a slate of teaching enrichment opportunities and a special one-time pay supplement to instructional faculty who are teaching in Fall 2021.
June 9, 2021

Stephen receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching Excellence

From fostering a strong learning community for his students to helping his fellow faculty navigate online teaching, Stephen is a champion of instructional excellence at UTSA.
June 7, 2021

Augustyn receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Research Achievement

Augustyn’s research has gained national acclaim for its impact on criminology and criminal justice and has helped establish UTSA as a premier research institution.
June 1, 2021

Sparks receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in University Service

Professor of Demography and Associate Dean for Faculty Success and Administration Johnelle Sparks' exceptional record of service has enriched the experiences and careers of the UTSA community.
May 26, 2021

Fleuriet receives President’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Faculty Mentoring

Fleuriet is defining what it means to be an exceptional mentor through her above and beyond commitment to fostering the success of both her fellow faculty and students.
May 24, 2021

Rita Mitra: Inspiring a Lifelong Appreciation of Learning

Rita Mitra is what you might call a professional learner. Now in her fourth career, the associate professor in practice of cyber security credits her tenacity, optimism, and humility for creating opportunities that have allowed her to pursue her goals at UTSA of strengthening community, encouraging diversity, and inspiring in others a lifelong appreciation of learning.
May 20, 2021

End of Year Message from the Provost

More than 5,300 Roadrunners are earning their degrees this month, a wonderful reminder that, despite the challenges of the past year, our students are persevering towards their goals and achieving their dreams...
May 20, 2021

Resolving roadblocks to graduation

UTSA has many laser-focused initiatives designed to support the academic advancement of our undergraduate students. By helping students address and overcome barriers to timely graduation, the Graduation Help Desk is helping improve UTSA’s four-year and six-year graduation rates.
April 29, 2021

Roadrunners continue their academic journeys

More and more Roadrunners are recognizing the value in pursuing advanced learning. 20% of UTSA undergraduates continue on to graduate school to seek in-depth knowledge and expanded career options in their fields.
April 27, 2021

Luca Pozzi: Inspiring change through the wonder of science

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Luca Pozzi is making science fun. Pozzi shares with his students the childlike curiosity at the heart of scientific discovery, while ensuring they have a solid foundation in the scientific method. In this way, Pozzi inspires his students to not only see science in a new light but use their knowledge to improve the world around them.
April 23, 2021

Faculty honored at 2021 University Excellence Awards ceremony

More than 25 outstanding faculty members from across the university were recognized for their dedication and significant achievements in the areas of teaching, research, scholarship, service and outreach during the livestream of UTSA’s annual University Excellence Awards ceremony.
April 22, 2021

UTSA expands Commencement attendance for spring and 2020 graduates

UTSA expands Commencement guest attendance for spring and 2020 graduates
April 21, 2021

New leadership council to advance vision as a Hispanic Thriving Institution

New leadership council to advance vision as a Hispanic Thriving Institution
April 16, 2021

Advancing first-gen and transfer students

UTSA's student population, which includes many first-generation and transfer students, is unique among American universities.
March 24, 2021

Alvarezes gift $20 million to advance College of Business research, programs

UTSA receives $20 million philanthropic gift with naming of Carlos Alvarez College of Business Alvarezes gift $20 million to advance College of Business research, programs
March 18, 2021

Learning on the go

UTSA students are on the go – many are using portable and mobile devices to access and complete their course materials. Here's the breakdown of what devices our students report primarily using to learn online:
March 5, 2021

Strengthening your core

No matter what academic discipline a UTSA student chooses to pursue, the foundation of their undergraduate education is the core curriculum. Based on Fall 2020 course evaluations, here are some of our students’ highest-rated core curriculum courses.
February 22, 2021

Changes to the Spring 2021 semester calendar

UTSA has extended the Spring 2021 semester to accommodate for the week-long campus closure due to severe winter weather conditions and power disruptions. 
February 19, 2021

Academic Affairs seeks nominations for Faculty Leadership Fellow Program

The program is designed specifically to enhance the career development of Fellows by providing an intensive one-on-one training and development experience to promote the next generation of diverse faculty leaders.
February 4, 2021

Faculty peer mentoring strengthens our Roadrunner academic community

UTSA's new faculty peer mentoring program brings together small, interdisciplinary teams of faculty to learn and work together to enhance some aspect of their scholarly work. These peer mentoring teams are quickly gaining momentum and having an impact.
February 4, 2021

Improvements to Proctorio online testing platform for spring

UTSA has introduced changes to the Proctorio learning integrity platform to simplify its use for UTSA students and faculty. One of several digital tools purchased and implemented in the spring of 2020 to improve the online teaching and learning experience, Proctorio is UTSA’s official proctoring tool for online courses.
February 1, 2021

Roadrunners set to celebrate Black History Month

Roadrunners to celebrate Black History Month
January 26, 2021

UTSA holds virtual groundbreaking for School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center

UTSA holds virtual groundbreaking for Downtown Campus expansion
January 21, 2021

Peer-to-peer Supplemental Instruction improves student success

Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides weekly peer-to-peer-facilitated study sessions to students enrolled in core and gateway courses at UTSA. With more than 140 sections to choose from, students work together to improve learning strategies in 28 courses across 17 academic disciplines.
January 15, 2021

UTSA receives $5 million Mellon grant for racial justice efforts

UTSA has been awarded a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the university’s community partnerships in advancing racial justice. 
February 1, 2019

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