(June 2, 2011)--More than 40 UTSA faculty members participated in the third annual Provost’s Academy on Critical Thinking at the HemisFair Park Campus May 11-13. The academy helps faculty members to teach more effectively in both large and mid-sized classes through a focused approach to course redesign.
Nationally recognized teaching experts were featured as the keynote speakers at this year’s sessions including David Dees, associate professor of education at Kent State University, and Craig Nelson, professor emeritus of biology at Indiana University and a Carnegie Foundation Outstanding Professor of the Year.
Participants engaged in reflective critical thinking activities and heard presentations on interactive lecturing, collaborative approaches to learning and use of technology in the classroom such as personal response system I-clickers.
Other featured speakers included Mike Miller, associate professor of sociology; Patti Geppert, lecturer in biology and history; Rick Utecht, associate professor of marketing; and Barbara Millis and Jose Vazquez from the Teaching and Learning Center.
Participants received a set of teaching-related resources including material on assessment, concepts maps, critical thinking, deep learning, effective questioning, rubrics, teaching large classes effectively, writing assignments and cooperative learning.
Final program evaluations indicate that participants appreciated the opportunity to develop their teaching skills and network with faculty from other disciplines.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
This is a terrific opportunity for incoming transfer students to network with staff that serve our veteran, non-traditional, and transferring students, as well as meet transfer peer mentors who can help answer questions about UTSA.
Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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