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UTSA students and faculty: Summer course evaluations open June 30


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(June 30, 2011)--The course evaluation period for the first five-week summer term opens Thursday, June 30, and will continue through Tuesday, July 5.

This week, students will receive an email with links to the evaluations for each course they are enrolled in. Students should not share the evaluation link with classmates; the link can be used only once. Alternately, students can log in to ASAP to complete their evaluations.

"We encourage faculty who are teaching this summer to talk with their classes about the importance of filling out the course evaluations," said Doug Atkinson, director of evaluations and surveys in the Office of Institutional Research. "Students should understand that the online surveys are anonymous and that their thoughtful feedback really can help instructors improve their courses."

Atkinson also added that some email providers may block the evaluation emails as spam. In order to receive the emails and completion certificates, students should add the following email addresses to their approved senders list:

Beginning fall 2010, end-of-semester course evaluations are conducted online, completely replacing the paper-based IDEA surveys previously used. In addition to saving paper and class time, the online course evaluations also help the university comply with Texas H.B. 2504, which requires certain evaluation results and other data to be posted online. At UTSA, that information is posted on the Bluebook website.

Questions? Visit the Student Evaluations website or email for more information.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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