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(Sept. 5, 2011) -- As part of a review of the UTSA strategic plan implementation, the university will hold a series of university-wide, open forums throughout September. Each session will focus on a different area related to the UTSA 2016 Strategic Plan.

"Our goal of becoming a premier research university does not change, but the path we take toward that goal very likely will change in response to context changes at the university, in Texas and in higher education," said John H. Frederick, UTSA provost and vice president for academic affairs. "To achieve Tier One status will require the combined efforts of everyone who works at UTSA, so it's important to provide all interested faculty and staff an opportunity to give input into this strategic planning process."

Each session will be two hours long and will be facilitated by a Strategic Resource Planning Council representative. Notes will be taken at each session. The schedule is listed below.

The review of the implementation plan began in August, when the Strategic Resource Planning Council conducted a two-day retreat at the Main Campus. During fall 2011, the strategies and tactics proposed at that retreat will be further refined through follow-up SRPC sessions as well as through the open forums. In January 2012, a revised implementation plan will be announced.

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September 2011 forums
(open to the university community)

Sept. 9 -- Student Success 1
Topics: ensuring high-quality course instruction and evaluation, faculty recruitment and support, expanding use of instructional technology, coordinating curricular and co-curricular activities, growing undergraduate research
Facilitator: Rob Robinson (Distance Learning)/Steve Wilkerson (Institutional Research)
1-3 p.m. -- University Center Bexar Room (1.102), Main Campus
1-3 p.m. -- Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.304A, Downtown Campus

Sept. 13 -- Scholarly Activities
Topics: promoting interdisciplinary research, commercialization of intellectual property, research infrastructure support (space, animal facilities, compliance, etc.), development of external partnerships
Facilitators: Jeffrey Kantor (Research Development)/Cory Hallam (Research Administration)
Noon-2 p.m. -- University Center Travis Room (2.202), Main Campus
Noon-2 p.m. -- Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.304A, Downtown Campus

Sept. 15 -- Administrative Processes
Topics: improving processes for disbursements, purchasing, travel reimbursement, data reporting (e.g., FAIR, Blue Book), sponsored projects (e.g., grant proposal processing)
Facilitator: Pam Bacon (Business Administration)
10 a.m.-noon -- University Center Harris Room (2.212), Main Campus

Sept. 16 -- Enrollment Management
Topics: increasing student quality, enhancing diversity, marketing to prospective students, efficient and effective use of financial aid, defining the appropriate balance between undergraduate and graduate populations
Facilitators: George Norton (Admissions)/Lisa Blazer (Financial Aid)
1-3 p.m. -- Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building Multipurpose Room (2.102), Main Campus
1-3 p.m. – Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.304A, Downtown Campus

Sept. 20 -- Resource Management
Topics: allocation and renovation of space, budget management, staffing, resource prioritization and planning
Facilitator: Janet Parker (Financial Affairs)
Noon-2 p.m. -- University Center Harris Room (2.212), Main Campus

Sept. 23 -- Community Engagement
Topics: adult and pre-college educational programs, economic outreach activities, quality-of-life enhancement, community outreach
Facilitators: Bob McKinley (Economic Development)/Laura Murray (Advancement Services
9-11 a.m. -- University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02), Main Campus
9:30-11:30 a.m. -- Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.304A, Downtown Campus

Sept. 27 -- Marketing
Topics: messaging Tier One to the community, internal communication within the university, capital fundraising campaign
Facilitators: Michael Zahn (Marketing)/Jim Mickey (Alumni Programs and Marketing)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building Multipurpose Room (2.102), Main Campus
Noon-2 p.m. -- Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.304A, Downtown Campus

Sept. 30 -- Student Success 2
Topics: curriculum development, new degree program development, enhancing graduate studies, building signature experiences, creating a vibrant campus educational environment
Facilitators: Nancy Martin (Undergraduate Studies)/John Kaulfus (Student Affairs)
2-4 p.m. – Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building Multipurpose Room (2.102), Main Campus
1-3 p.m. -- Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.304A, Downtown Campus

 

 

Events
Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

29th annual Asian Festival - Year of the Monkey

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium

Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016  Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium.  The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus

Feb. 15, 6 - 8 p.m.

Veterans' Networking Mixer

The intent of this event is to connect student veterans with employers who are seeking to provide advice and potentially recruit driven, skilled and equipped candidates for their organizations. This is an exciting opportunity to network and meet with seasoned professionals who will assist and guide you in transitioning into your next career move.
Wyndam Garden Riverwalk Hotel

Feb. 16, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

S.T.E.M. Career Fair

Are you looking for career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math? Come to the SPRING 2015 STEM Career Fair. Recruiters from across the STEM fields will be present with full-time, part-time and/or internship opportunities. Professional dress is required. Bring plenty of resumes! Download the UTSA Career Fair Plus App on iOS and Android.
Convocation Center, Main Campus

Feb. 16, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Spring 2016 All Majors Career & Internship Fair

Come to the Spring 2016 All Majors and Internship Career Fair. Recruiters from across all industries will be present with full-time or internship opportunities. Professional Dress is Required. Bring plenty of resumes! Download the UTSA Career Fair Plus App on iOS and Android.
Convocation Center, Main Campus

Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.

CACP Speaker Series continues with Cesar Pelli

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) welcomes renowned architect Cesar Pelli as part of the CACP’s 2015-16 Speaker Series. Pelli is founder and Senior Principal of the New Haven, Conn. firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. In his talk, “Becoming an Architect,” Pelli will present and discuss projects that were critical steps in his career.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs

The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Carlton-LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Luis Carlos Montalvan

Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

12th Annual Black Heritage Gala

The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

Cultural Contrasts in Latin America

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)


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