Fri March 27

Roadmap to Funded Research: Et cetera—The Forgotten Proposal Sections

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

The focus of this session will be on the often-forgotten extra-narrative proposal sections (such as data management, mentoring, and research compliance plans, biographical sketches, and facilities descriptions).  Participants will learn how to increase the impact of their proposals through careful attention to the entire application package.

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 April 02

How Copyright and Fair Use Impact Third Party Captioning for Educational Video

Office of Information Technology - Online Learning


Blake reid

Assistant Clinical Professor

This webinar will be presented by Blake Reid, who is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Technology Policy and Telecom Law at Colorado Law as well as the Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic at Colorado Law. He earned his J.D. from Colorado Law and his LL.M in Advocacy with distinction from Georgetown Law. He has prepared an in-depth discussion on the conflict between copyright law and captioning law, focusing on the legality of captioning videos that you don't own.

1 - 1:45 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This webinar will cover captioning laws and regulations, fair use, statutory exemptions, the conflict between copyright and captioning, and the future of copyright and captioning.

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Tue April 07

Creating a Teaching Portfolio for Awards

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.

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

Looking to apply for the next teaching award? Want to showcase your innovative ways of teaching? Participants in this session will discover the primary components to assemble a teaching portfolio and why having one is important in academia. 

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Thu April 09

Faculty Senate Meeting

3:30 - 5 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

The Faculty Senate is an elected legislative and deliberative body whose primary purpose is to represent the UTSA faculty.

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Mon April 13

Writing a Proposal to the NSF CAREER Program

UTSA Research

Lucy Deckard

Academic Research Funding Strategies

Lucy Deckard is the President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm she founded in 2010 that provides services to help academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful grant proposals.  Previously, Ms. Deckard worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development.  She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, working with new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals. 

Ms. Deckard also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System. Before joining Texas A&M, she worked for 16 years as a research engineer in industry, including Lockheed Martin and Hughes Research Labs, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy. She has a B.S. in Materials Science from Rice University and an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This is a seminar on NSF CAREER Award proposal writing.

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