Faculty Workshops

Thu September 17

Designing and Teaching a Dynamic Online Course: Suggestions and Observations from the Other Side

Office of Digital Learning

Drew Stephen

Associate Professor in the Department of Music

Michael Brand

Instructional Development Specialist for the Office of Digital Learning

11 - 11:30 a.m.   |  MS 1.03.14   |  FIT Lab   |  Main Campus

This workshop is part of the FIT Coffee Break series.

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Thu September 17

Strategies for Teaching Science

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Diego and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of best-selling college textbooks in four distinct subject areas: astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology. He has written five critically acclaimed books for general public: On the Cosmic Horizon; Beyond UFOs; Math for Life, which won the Colorado Book Award for general nonfiction; What is Relativity?; and On Teaching Science. He is also the creator and author of the children’s series “Science Adventures with Max the Dog”. He proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Dr. Bennett has also worked as a Visiting Senior Scientists at NASA Headquarters where he created a program in which teachers get to fly on the SOFIA Airborne Observatory.

3 - 4 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

What does it take to be a successful science teacher? In this presentation, Dr. Bennett will focus on the idea that the key to success lies in finding ways to get students to put in the study and effort necessary for true learning.

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Fri September 18

Play@UTSA

Office of Digital Learning

Claudia Arcolin

Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning

Mayra Collins

Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning

10 - 11 a.m.   |  SKYPE for Business   |  Main Campus

Gamified courses increase students’ motivation and participation and allow to reinforce knowledge and skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, persistence and creativity. In a game-based learning environment learners are involved in a more challenging, meaningful, empowering and deep understanding process.

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Tue September 22

Digital Measures: A General Overview and Refresher

Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Tia Palsole

Digital Measures Administrator

Tia is a Project Coordinator with the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. She earned her M.F.A. from The University of Texas at El Paso. Tia assisted with the implementation of Digital Measures at UTSA, serves as the UTSA DM administrator, trains people new to the system, liaises with the DM corporate team, and provides faculty support for DM throughout the year. She is very knowledgeable about using DM for preserving and reporting career data, including faculty vitae and annual reports.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12D   |  Faculty Center Digital Studio   |  Main Campus

Join us for this hands-on session to help you document your academic career using Digital Measures. This training will focus on navigating Digital Measures and the most effective ways to input your achievements and accomplishments. 

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Tue September 22

Grantsmanship Lunch and Learn: The UTSA Grant Submission Process

UTSA Research

Ana Wandless

Assistant Director for Research Support, Office of Research Support

Amy Ossola Phillips

Director, Research Service Center for Engineering

12 - 1:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

Facilitators will provide an overview of the steps to be taken to prepare and submit a grant proposal at UTSA, followed by Q&A and discussion. Participants will bring their own lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.

Participants will bring their own lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided by the Office of Research Support.

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Tue September 22

Digital Measures: A General Overview and Refresher

Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Tia Palsole

Digital Measures Administrator

Tia is a Project Coordinator with the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. She earned her M.F.A. from The University of Texas at El Paso. Tia assisted with the implementation of Digital Measures at UTSA, serves as the UTSA DM administrator, trains people new to the system, liaises with the DM corporate team, and provides faculty support for DM throughout the year. She is very knowledgeable about using DM for preserving and reporting career data, including faculty vitae and annual reports.

2 - 4 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12D   |  Faculty Center Digital Studio   |  Main Campus

Join us for this hands-on session to help you document your academic career using Digital Measures. This training will focus on navigating Digital Measures and the most effective ways to input your achievements and accomplishments. 

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