Faculty Workshops - Teaching

Multiple May 16 - 17

Provost’s Academy: Creating Impactful Educational Experiences

UTSA Libraries Teaching & Learning Services

Bobb Darnell

President, Achievement Strategies, Inc.

Dr. Darnell is an author, educational advocate and international speaker. He consults for universities, K-12 schools, corporations, professional organizations and national tasks forces. His high-energy workshops are filled with practical ideas that have resulted from blending research, tested practice and humor. Dr. Darnell is an expert in teaching millennial students, learner-centered assessment and high impact education practices.

Karen L. Daas

Associate Professor of Communication and Program Director for Multidisciplinary Studies

Many faculty use group assignments to critical teamwork skills. Dr. Daas will offer ideas and advice to make the most of these learning activities. Dr. Daas earned her Ph.D. in communication with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Culture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dr. Daas uses qualitative and critical methods to examine communication. She has also developed educational outreach materials and co-authored a chapter on family communication. Dr. Daas teachers classes in relational and family communication.

Kathleen Fugate Laborde

Lecturer, University College

Dr. Laborde works with first year students and examines student experience and persistence. Capping a career in business, she discovered the allure of higher education while teaching business classes in community college. This led to an interest in scholarship behind best practices and a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy studies from UTSA. Her workshop will illustrate a method for leading students through a research study toward a final research poster presentation. This Pathways project allows first year students to conduct research while examining their own experience in transitioning to higher education, providing heightened self-knowledge and, ideally, a lifelong love for learning.

Jose J. Vasquez

Director, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Vazquez is clinical professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches one of the largest economics courses in the country (925 students). He is also the coordinator of e-Learning, as well as the Director of the Teaching Academy for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. During his tenure at Illinois he has received several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teacher of Freshmen Award. He is also the co-creator of FlipIt Economics, along with Eric Chiang of Florida Atlantic University. FlipIt Econ, published by Macmillan, is a multimedia solution that helps students prepared effectively for class.

Tammy Wyatt

Associate Dean, University College

Dr. Wyatt received her Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary research goal is to improve the quality of health education and information disseminated to young people in educational settings. In her role as Associate Dean for University College, she works to create an outstanding first year experience for UTSA students.


Additional speakers to be announced!

May 16th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | May 17th 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

Join us for a two-day retreat focused on proven best practices for impactful teaching in any setting.

This is a 2-day workshop:
Day 1: Monday, May 16th, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Day 2: Tuesday, May 17th 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Both days include breakfast, lunch and snack.

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