Faculty Workshops

Tue September 16

NSF Grant Writing for Engineering Disciplines

UTSA Research

Dr. Alexis Lewis

NSF Program Manager

Dr. Lewis is a Program Director for the Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) Program, in the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation at the National Science Foundation. She also serves as a representative for the Engineering Division to the program for Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF), the National Science Foundation's response to the Materials Genome Initiative. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Lewis was a member of the technical staff at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC, for 11 years. Her program portfolio focuses on structural and multifunctional materials, their processing, properties, structure and performance.

1 - 2 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

Join us for this presentation and discussion on National Sciences Foundation grant writing, with a specific focus on the engineering disciplines.

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Tue September 16

NSF Early Career Awards Grant Writing Seminar

UTSA Research

Dr. Alexis Lewis

NSF Program Manager

Dr. Lewis is a Program Director for the Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) Program, in the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation at the National Science Foundation. She also serves as a representative for the Engineering Division to the program for Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF), the National Science Foundation's response to the Materials Genome Initiative. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Lewis was a member of the technical staff at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC, for 11 years. Her program portfolio focuses on structural and multifunctional materials, their processing, properties, structure and performance.

2 - 3 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

The NSF Career Award is in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through the integration of outstanding research and education. This seminar provides an opportunity for UTSA faculty to receive relevant information on this NSF program, with specific focus on how to develop a successful application.

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Tue September 16

Using Quandary to Create Tutorials

OIT - Online Learning

2 - 3 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12D   |  Faculty Center Digital Studio   |  Main Campus

Supplemental instruction for software is more engaging if it is designed to be student-centric. One way to make instruction student-centric is to use decision trees. See how one UTSA instructor is using Quandary to create interactive guides for choosing appropriate statistical tests using SPSS.

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Tue September 16

Connecting Service to Learning: Improving Student Learning Outcomes

Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion - Service-Learning

Dr. Jordan Humphrey, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Civic Engagement, St. Mary’s University

Dr. Humphrey assists St. Mary’s faculty in creating service learning and civic engagement based courses, including the expansion of tools for curriculum development and assessment of related courses. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Penn State University, her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and Bachelor’s degrees from Franklin & Marshall College. Her research interests explore the areas of civic engagement and community-university relations; institutional mission and tradition; and the history of higher education.

3 - 5 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

Improve student learning outcomes by using a service-learning component that incorporates strong assessment and reflection modules.

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Wed September 17

Teaching, Research and Service…I need more hours in the day!

UTSA Libraries - Faculty Services

Dr. Lucretia M. Fraga

Teaching and Learning Consultant

Dr. Fraga provides professional development in effective teaching practices to faculty, students and staff. She has over 10 years of experience in working with faculty in higher education. Her research interests include the use of mobile devices for learning and changing pedagogical practices through the use of technology.

Dr. Fraga holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching with an emphasis on Instructional Technology from UTSA and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Houston Baptist University.

9 - 10 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

This short one-hour session will give you some basic principles to manage your time between teaching, research and service in academia.

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