(Feb. 21, 2019) – UTSA today announced several action items aimed at developing a more inclusive campus. Under the leadership of Myron Anderson, UTSA’s founding vice president for inclusive excellence, the university is shaping policies, setting goals and providing strategic direction for the journey toward improving the campus climate for underrepresented groups.
The Provost’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council today released the results of the student diversity survey that was administrated last spring. Results from a similar survey administered to faculty and staff were released last year.
“The surveys provided a very helpful first step to understanding where we are succeeding as an institution, and where we have more work to do,” said Anderson. “Overall, I believe they point to the many benefits that will come from efforts to increase our collective cultural intelligence as a learning community. “
Next week, UTSA President Taylor Eighmy will officially announce a new President’s Initiative on Inclusive Excellence, which will provide a framework for UTSA’s first steps. It will include future planning for a comprehensive campus climate survey that will allow the university to gather information on multiple dimensions within the inclusive excellence spectrum, as well as measure UTSA’s progress with peer universities in a systemic way.
“Understanding how we’re doing in a quantitative sense is important, but just as important is hearing from the many individual voices that make up the fabric of this community,” said Anderson.
As a result, Anderson will hold small group sessions for faculty and staff to share thoughts, experiences and ideas on inclusive excellence at UTSA. Each session will be limited to 25 participants.
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The events are a collaborative effort between student organizations, student led-groups, and campus departments.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy invites everyone to its monthly lecture and stargazing eventFlawn Sciences Building (FLN 2.02.02), Main Campus
The UTSA and San Antonio communities are invited to see the Roadrunners in action during this free game that marks the end of the spring workouts season.Dub Farris Athletic Complex, 8400 North Loop 1604 W), San Antonio
The UTSA Alumni Association and the San Antonio Parks Foundation will co-host the official Fiesta event. The outdoor event is family-friendly, with live music, lawn games, a free mechanical bull ride, photo fun, local food, fresh sips, local art and cowboy merch. Admission is free for those who RSVP online, however there will be a $10 entry charge at the gates on the day of the event, as capacity allows.UTSA Park West Athletics Complex
UTSA is a designated early voting site for the May 4 Joint, General and Special Election. Any registered Bexar County voter can skip the lines and cast a ballot at UTSA from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 30.H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The Campus Master Plan task force and Page consultants will share the initial draft of the master plan.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Campus Master Plan task force and Page consultants will hold a series of meetings in late April and early May to share the initial draft of the master plan.Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
In this UTSA 50th anniversary speaker series, Roger Enriquez, UTSA associate professor of criminal justice, explores how immigration past and present helps us understand its future.Casa Hernán, 411 Cevallos St., San Antonio
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