Faculty Workshops

Thu November 06

Texas Census Research Data Center: Opportunities for Research Using Restricted Data

UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research and College of Public Policy

Dr. Mark Fossett

Director of the Texas CRDC

2 - 3:30 p.m.   |  MNT 4.470P   |  IDSER Conference Room   |  Downtown Campus

Interested researchers are invited to attend the “Fall Proposal Development Workshop”, where they learn about the Texas Census Research Data Center and how to access and utilize restricted data for research purposes. 

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Thu November 06

Teaching Large Classes and Surviving to Tell About It!

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.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.   |  DB 2.208   |  Downtown Campus

During this short one-hour session participants will learn about strategies successfully used by others to teach large classes.

Refreshments will be served.

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Fri November 07

Expanding Civic Capacity: Connecting the STEM Disciplines to Critical Needs of the Community

Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion - Service-Learning

Dr. Richard Sheardy

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Woman’s University

Cynthia Maguire, M.S.

Senior LecturerDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Nasrin Mirsaleh Kohan

Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Woman’s University

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.   |  BSB 3.03.10   |  Main Campus

Workshop participants will set learning outcomes for students and then build an effective and innovative course using civic engagement as a tool to enhance learning and retention of disciplinary knowledge.

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Wed November 12

Community Roundtable: A Discussion on Civic Values and Practices

Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion - Service-Learning

8:30 - 10 a.m.   |  FS 1.04.02   |  Multipurpose Room   |  Downtown Campus

A discussion group of fellow faculty, staff and community partners on pre-selected articles from the Civic Monograph Series of the AACU.

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Wed November 12

How to Talk to Reporters: Preparing for Media Interviews

University Communications & Marketing

Joe Izbrand

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing and Chief Communications Officer

Mr. Izbrand serves as the media liaison for the Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for External Relations, and Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs at UTSA.

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

In this workshop, you’ll learn the rules of the road for interacting with reporters, including pitching your ideas, developing talking points and controlling your message.

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