(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 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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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