Fri January 30

College of Engineering Faculty Forum

Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support

9 - 11 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

The purpose of this forum is to provide greater clarity and insights to attendees about the tenure and promotion criteria and process. The Provost, Dean of Engineering, two department chairs and two senior faculty members will share their advice and thoughts on what makes a successful tenure and promotion case. 

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Fri January 30

Roadmap to Funded Research: Goals, Objectives & Budgets

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

This session will focus on generating and writing specific goals, objectives and activities for research proposals. Participants will learn how to construct reasonable timelines for their project and to develop feasible budgets that match the research activities.

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 or (210) 458-8175.

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Thu February 05

How to Complete IRB Forms Successfully!

UTSA Research - Office of Research Integrity

Marcie Isaacs

Senior Research Compliance Coordinator, Office of Research Integrity

4 - 5 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22A   |  Assembly Room Side A   |  Main 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 10

Using Lync 2013 for Recording Your Lectures

Office of Information Technology - Online Learning

Dave Hansen

Lecturer, Department of History

2 - 3:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12D   |  Digital Studio   |  Main Campus

Microsoft Lync 2013 is a convenient way for instructors to record their classroom lectures for posting on Blackboard.  In a few simple steps and minimal equipment you can record and upload your class sessions for student review.  

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Fri February 13

Increasing Research Funding Productivity

UTSA Research

Dr. Marshall H. Kaplan

Founder and Principal of Kaplan Sponsored Research Strategies

Dr. Kaplan is a leading consultant on the acquisition of research funding and government contracts. He has over 35 years of experience in university teaching, research and administration, and has a long record of producing successful results and strategies. Dr. Kaplan has mentored young research faculty and managed the pursuit of several multi-million dollar centers of research excellence. He is currently a Visiting Professor and the Associate Director of the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) at the University of Maryland. Dr. Kaplan is co-founder of CODER and is spearheading much of them organization and development activities. In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Kaplan has served as a senior technology advisor to several government agencies and holds advanced degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford University. While a professor of engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, he was the recipient of several awards for research and professional contributions.

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

This interactive, dynamic seminar deals with the realities of today’s funding challenges and provides a complete, end-to-end process by which successful faculty members and research groups achieve sponsorship from government agencies and other sources. A “must attend” seminar for faculty researchers who are in pursuit of sponsored funding.

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