(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.
Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
UTSA will offer science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language and culture camps for kids, teens and adults. Register now.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Future Roadrunners and families prepare for everything they need to know before the fall semester.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Presented by Dr. Marcia Farr, Professor Emerita, The Ohio State University. Free and open to the public.Durango Building, El Mercado Room (DBB 1.208), Downtown Campue
UTSA faculty, staff and students can meet vendors from various industries offering products and services such as computer equipment, office supplies, travel accommodations, software, catering, promotional merchandising, medical equipment and supplies, and more.Durango Building River Walk Room (DBB 1.124), Downtown Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students can meet vendors from various industries offering products and services such as computer equipment, office supplies, travel accommodations, software, catering, promotional merchandising, medical equipment and supplies, and more.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Health Fair to focus on topics such as healthy living, college admissions, health screening, and sexual assault prevention.Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Garvey, an interdisciplinary artist and educator showcases her work that she says acts as a kind of feminist temple. The gallery contains a number of altars, each one host to what historian Francis Connelly calls “Boundary Creatures,” grotesque monsters that roam the borderland of all that is familiar and conventional.Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, San Antonio
The Summer Bridging Institute is a week-long institute that provides professional development workshops for current and future educators of all grade levels and all subjects.Durango Building first floor, Downtown Campus
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