(Nov. 27, 2017) -- To obtain valuable information about the university environment and to inform future initiatives to improve diversity and inclusiveness, UTSA has issued a climate survey to faculty and staff. The survey, which remains open through Monday, Dec. 11, will serve as a baseline for measuring the university’s progress.
Initiated by the Provost’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Advisory Council, which was formed to help measure UTSA’s diversity and inclusiveness climate, the diversity climate survey will take respondents 10 minutes to complete. Part one of the survey asks questions to help individuals determine their satisfaction with the university community. In part two, respondents will evaluate potential policy changes at UTSA that could help improve the diversity and inclusiveness climate on campus.
“I am passionate about this issue and the vision for UTSA to be a model for a multicultural discovery enterprise and next-generation Hispanic-Serving Institution,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “As UTSA prepares students to tackle the grand challenges of today’s world, it is imperative that our environment that reflects our multicultural foundations and supports diversity and inclusiveness.”
The UTSA Office of Institutional Effectiveness is administering the survey and will provide data analysis. Survey responses will be kept confidential. Additionally, datasets and analyses will maintain department and unit anonymity.
Read President Eighmy’s recent blog post about diversity and inclusion.
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition marks the start of a new academic year. All new students gather together as UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, administration and faculty welcome them to Roadrunner Nation.Convocation Center, Main Campus and overflow seating in Recreation and Wellness Center
This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
This is a casual event where new students can meet their college mentor.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining President Eighmy, our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus
Roadrunner Nation! Show off your UTSA pride by sporting blue and orange UTSA swag to celebrate the start of the fall semester. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and Roadrunner families on and off-campus are encouraged to participate.Everywhere
The UTSA community is invited to attend a series of Community Networking Socials hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population in a come and go setting.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) and Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA Involvement Ambassadors invite students to stop by the Paseo and take a picture celebrating the first day of classes. Share with friends and family via social media using #UTSARRDays.Theywill also be passing out 1st Day of Classes goodie bags and telling students about ways to get involved.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus