UTSA iPASS Grant Professional Development Opportunity Published in EDUCAUSE Review Online

December 22, 2017


By: Rosalind Ong, Project Coordinator

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) Customer Relations, Communications, and Training (CRCT) Project Coordinator and Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant Project Lead Rosalind Ong wrote a blog post titled, “Professional Development and Student Success: A Culture of Learning and Engagement.” The article was published by the EDUCAUSE Review Transforming Higher Ed column on December 21.

Several UTSA Advisors were funded by an iPASS partner to attend the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Global Community for Academic Advising conference earlier this year. The article highlighted the importance of professional development to empower advisors. This includes knowledge sharing within the UTSA institutional community of advisors as well as to the global community of advisors.

UTSA is a recipient Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation iPASS grant to improve academic advising and innovative advising technology. OIT collaborates with Institutional Research to support the efforts of the Provost Office and Academic Advising toward student success.

The article features the following UTSA staff members:

  • Assistant Vice Provost for IT and iPASS Principal Investigator Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D.
  • Executive Director of Academic Advising Barbara Smith
  • Director of Academic Advising Cynthia Rodriguez
  • Academic Advisor Betsy Haddad
  • Academic Advisor Margaret Garcia

Visit the EDUCAUSE Review Online to read the article: