(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.
The UTSAPD and UTSA Outdoor Pursuits will teach and assist students, staff and faculty in basic bike repair.
Recreation Wellness Center, Outdoor Resource Center, Main Campus
he celebration will feature live music, food and drinks, Fiesta medals and royalty, and plenty of cascarones! The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Shari Huhndorf, Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and specializing in Native American Literature and Culture will present her current work during two public lectures.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
A brand new official Fiesta event is sponsored by UTSA and San Antonio Parks Foundation. This live country music festival features artists all day and night, dance lessons, merchants, a mechanical bull, food and drinks.
UTSA Park West Athletics Complex
The winners of the vocal area of the Concerto and Aria Competition will perform accompanied by the UTSA Orchestra.
Arts Building Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to come grab a slice of pizza and introduce themselves to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons, Downtown Campus
The town hall is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the President's Initiative for the Downtown Campus, ask questions, and offer perspectives on potential challenges and benefits.
Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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