(March 5, 2014) -- The Online Learning group at The University of Texas at San Antonio is soliciting applications for the upcoming Hybrid Academy, which will run May 14-19. The workshop is taught partly face-to-face (morning classroom sessions) and partly online (afternoons and evenings). The workshop maps to recommendations by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for faculty professional development.
The Hybrid Academy is now in its fifth year and is recommended for faculty who are going to start teaching hybrid courses within the next year, according to Michael Anderson, director of online learning in the Office of Information Technology.
A hybrid course, as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, is a "course in which a majority (more than 50 percent but less than 85 percent) of the planned instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are not in the same place." Hybrid courses allow the university to offer additional classes and provide alternative learning environments.
The Hybrid Academy features interactive sessions from UTSA as well as external experts. Participants should plan on devoting eight hours per day to readings, course redesign activities, assignments and active participation in the online portion of the course. Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion.
To ensure that each participant receives personal mentoring, the Hybrid Academy is limited to 12 participants. Participants must seek the approval from their department chair.
For more information and to apply to participate this year, visit the Hybrid Academy website.
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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