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21st Century Learning Environments Task Group

Current StatusOperationalized


A Task Group was created to consider what is needed to create a learning environment that encourages critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, and acknowledges the social and cultural changes that have occurred from the 20th to 21st century and the readiness of faculty and students to negotiate these changes; and to consider the professional development needs of both students and faculty to create this learning environment.

View Task Group Report


Tammy Wyatt, Primary Lead
Vice Provost for Student Success
Veronica Mendez
Senior Vice President for Business Affairs
Kimberly Andrews Espy
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Working Group Members

Lynn Barnes Jr.
Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment
Margaret Floyd
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Administration, VPSS
Ginnifer (Cie) Gee
Associate Vice Provost for University College
Kathryn Pearson
Director of Institutional Projects, Facilities
Can Saygin
Senior Vice Provost for University Planning

 Additional working group members to be determined.

January 2019
  • Launch Working Group
April 2019
  • Programming Report

Strategic Plan Midpoint Update (Fall 2022)

In November 2019, the 21st Century Learning Environments Task Group, chaired by Heather Shipley, Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Dean of University College, submitted its final report containing recommendations to help foster healthy and inclusive learning environments in UTSA’s classrooms—an effort which is central to our mission of academic excellence and student success. UTSA is currently working to implement the Task Group’s recommendation in the areas of (1) curricular integration, (2) co-curricular integration, and (3) training, process creation and improvements.

This Initiative Supports Strategic Destinations

Destination One: Model for Student Success