(Dec. 13, 2013) -- UTSA HR Training and Development celebrated National Employee Learning Week with a "Non-Holiday SME Getaway" open house Dec. 6 in the University Center Bexar Room on the Main Campus. Even though it was one of the coldest days this year, the chill didn't dampen the enthusiasm and commitment of UTSA subject matter experts in coming together to share their wisdom and experiences as SMEs.
National Employee Learning Week is a nationwide recognition of the importance of continuous learning and improvement, emphasizing the vital connection between a skilled workforce and organizational success. UTSA's pursuit of Tier One status includes an essential connection and commitment to the lifelong learning of university employees.
Studies show a direct correlation between continuous employee development and an organization's ability to achieve its goals. In keeping with the importance of learning and improvement, the Training and Development division of UTSA Human Resourcs offers classes throughout the year and the special program during National Employee Learning Week.
"A special thank you to all UTSA SMEs for providing so many great learning opportunities throughout the year for all UTSA employees," said Anne Jett, director of training and development. "UTSA is committed to employee learning and greatly values these excellent contributions."
HR Training and Development recognizes the indispensable contribution of more than 100 subject matter experts (SMEs) who teach specialized courses at UTSA. SMEs are significant contributors to employee development and with the implementation of UTShare PeopleSoft due in March 2014, SMEs will continue to play a pivotal role at UTSA.
For more information, contact UTSA HR Training and Development at 210-458-4658.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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