The Office of Online Learning Welcomes New Faculty at the 2016 OIT Meet and Greet

September 19, 2016

by Nicole Duff at 8:28 AM in Campus Community, Staff News, Interesting, Events


 (Interim Executive Director of Infrastructure Services and Deputy CIO Anthony Espinoza welcomes new faculty at the "2016 OIT Meet and Greet.")

The UTSA Office of Information Technology's (OIT's) Online Learning department hosted its second annual "OIT Meet and Greet" on Thursday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The FREE event, which was held in the John Peace Library Faculty Center Conference Room (JPL 4.04.12C), is designed to inform new UTSA faculty about ways to leverage technology to enhance learning as well as the services and resources offered by OIT.

During the session, attendees were welcomed by Interim Executive Director of Infrastructure Services and Deputy CIO Anthony Espinoza. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to listen to a series of breakout presentations led by several OIT managers and staff members including:

  • Marcela Ramirez, Director of Online Learning

 -Presented on the Mission of the Office of Online Learning

  • Claudia Arcolin, Ph.D., Instructional Designer

-Presented on Instructional Design and Development

  • Tamara Popescu, Systems Analyst III

 - Presented on Support and Training

  • Ben Garcia, Director of Customer Service and Operations Support

- Presented on Customer Service and OITConnect

  • Jose Carillo, Video Producer

 - Presented on Video Production

  • Joe Tobares, Director of Learning Technologies

- Presented on Learning Technologies

  • Brad Cooper, Senior Information Security Analyst

- Presented on Security Standards and Tips

  • Rosalind Ong De Trevino, Project Coordinator and Nicole Duff, Communications Specialist 

-Presented on Social Media and OIT Training


(Director of Online Learning Marcela Ramirez talks about the mission of the Online Learning department.)  

Attendees were also treated to light refreshments and provided with informational handouts and other takeaways during the session. The event concluded with a thank you and closing remarks from Instructional Designer from the Office of Online Learning Sailaja Anthyala, Ph.D.

OIT offers an array of FREE resources to help enhance faculty's as well as students' experiences at UTSA.

To access OIT resources for Faculty and Staff, click here.

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