Tue April 28

Lunch and Learn: i>clicker and REEF Polling

UTSA OIT and UTSA Libraries, Faculty Services

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mandy gunnell

Senior i>clicker Specialist

Mandy Gunnell is a Senior i>clicker Specialist for Macmillan New Ventures. Before joining the i>clicker team in 2011, Mandy taught 3rd grade in both Ohio and Florida. She was also a textbook editor for k-6 reading/language arts textbooks. Mandy has a Bachelors in Sociology and a Masters in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University. She is very passionate about education and using technology to improve student performance and to help make instructors’ lives easier. Mandy was born and raised in a small town outside of Dayton, Ohio, but has resided in Orlando, Florida for 10 years. She travels quite often, covering 7 states in the Southeast. In her down time, Mandy loves hanging out with her two Australian Shepherds and her husband, as well as working in her garden and yard.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12D   |  Faculty Center Digital Studio   |  Main Campus

i>clicker  has been proven to increase student engagement, attendance, and performance in the classroom. REEF Polling by i>clicker is a new mobile-first engagement solution. This interactive demonstration will show the features and functionality of REEF Polling alongside physical, i>clicker remotes. 

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Thu May 07

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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Thu May 07

End-of-the-Semester Faculty Mixer - Main Campus

5 - 7 p.m.   |  Faculty Center Casual Seating Area   |  Main Campus

Celebrate the end of the academic year with your colleagues.  Wine and beer will be available for $3 each (cash only). 

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Wed May 13

Provost Academy: Engaging the 21st Century Learner

UTSA Libraries - Faculty Services

Julie Schell

Director of OnRamps and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Schell is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT-Austin's top ranked College of Education, where she teaches a new graduate course, Technology and Innovation in Higher Education. With UT, she currently holds a dual appointment as an associate in the Mazur Group at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where she generates and tests ideas for scaling innovative teaching methods. In 2014, she was recognized by Teachers College, Columbia University as an Early Riser in Higher Education for her contributions to the field.

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

Join University of Texas at Austin Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Julie Schell, and your fellow UTSA faculty, for a two-day retreat focused on pedagogical innovations and proven best practices for engaging today’s generation of students. 

This is a 2-day workshop. Day 1: May 13th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Day 2: May 14th 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Both days include breakfast, lunch and snack.

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Thu May 14

Hybrid Academy

Office of Information Technology - Online Learning

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

The Hybrid Academy is recommended for faculty members who will begin redesigning and teaching hybrid courses in the 2015-2016 academic year. The Academy is modeled after a hybrid course and will be taught face-to-face during the mornings and online during the afternoons and evenings.

This is a 3-day workshop. Workshop will be held May 14, 15, & 18 from 8 a.m. - noon.

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