Faculty Workshops

Thu February 19

Tests that Grade Themselves

UTSA Libraries – Faculty Services

Dr. Lucretia M. Fraga

Teaching & 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.

3 - 4 p.m.   |  DB 2.208   |  Downtown Campus

So you didn't get a GA or TA this semester and need some extra help with grading? In this session, participants will learn how to create tests and quizes that grade themselves using a variety of online tools. 

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Thu February 19

How to Complete IRB Forms Successfully!

UTSA Research - Office of Research Integrity

Marcie Isaacs

Senior Research Compliance Coordinator, Office of Research Integrity

6 - 7 p.m.   |  BV 1.322   |  Downtown Campus

The Office of Research Integrity is providing educational sessions on completing IRB forms for new submissions, continuing reviews, modifications, and closures. All UTSA principal investigators, faculty, students and staff engaged in research are welcomed to attend.

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Tue February 24

Understanding Impact Factors

UTSA Libraries – Faculty Services

Dr. George Perry

Dean of the College of Sciences

Dr. Perry is recognized as the world’s leading Alzheimer’s disease researcher, specifically in the area of oxidative stress. He has been studying the disease and its effects on the brain for more than 30 years, and he is the sixth-most cited author of scientific papers in Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. As one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in neuroscience and behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research, Dr. Perry has been cited over 55,000 times and recognized as a highly-cited researcher by Thomson Reuters Web of Science, a comprehensive resource for searching and indexing scientists by discipline

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

Tools such as ORCID, Google Scholar, H-Index, and Web of Science are growing in importance. In this one hour session, we will discuss the most popular tools and explore strategies for maximizing their use.

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Wed February 25

Roadmap to Funded Research: Strategy & Methodology

UTSA Research

Dr. Ana Wandless

Assistant Director for Research Support

Dr. Wandless earned a BA in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Rice University. She has been at UTSA since 2009 working as a researcher, data manager, and grants specialist. She specializes in proposal and research development, technical writing and editing, and grantsmanship training.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

How does a research strategy and methodology description written for a grant proposal differ from that written for a scientific paper? Attendees will learn how to match their research strategies to funding agency guidelines and to how write well-designed research methodology sections through participation in a mock peer review exercise.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants per session. Advanced registration is required. For more information, please contact Dr. Ana Wandless, Assistant Director for Research Support, at ana.wandless@utsa.edu or (210) 458-8175.

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Thu February 26

Does Teaching Have to be Stressful?

The Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars


Psychology Professor

Dr. Mary Ellen McNaughton-Cassill is a Psychology Professor at UTSA, and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. MC, as the students call her, is a recognized authority on stress and coping. Her professional writing has appeared in publications including the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Media Psychology, and the Journal of Effective Teaching. Her first book, Mind the Gap: Managing Stress in the Modern World, was released in 2013. She has recently been conducting research on student adjustment and success, with an emphasis on transfer and Veteran student issues.

Dr. Aaron Cassil


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

This presentation will focus on strategies for identifying, understanding, and reducing the stress of teaching.

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