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Opportunities geared towards staff working with and for students.

Student Success and partners across campus are proud to offer professional development opportunities geared towards professional staff, student staff, and faculty working with and for students. Check out the upcoming training and professional development opportunities as well as information about past sessions.

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Training Sessions

The following training sessions are organized by the Hub and Spoke Training Work Team. If you have questions, please email StudentSuccess@utsa.edu.

Technology and Systems Training

Compositing Photos with Adobe Photoshop
Description

Ever want to change the background of an image? In this session you will learn how to merge two photos in Adobe Photoshop. By using masks and adjustment layers, you will be able to seamless combine two images. The photos that you create can be used for flyers, videos, promotional uses, or even social media.

Course Objectives: After this session you will be able to:

• Combine two images in Adobe Photoshop
• Mask the background out of a photo
• Demonstrate the ability to use adjustment layers
• Acquire the ability to create visually stimulating content
• Recognize the difference between image sizes for web and print

Presented by Willie Schaefer, Adobe Specialist

Date/Time Thursday, February 16, 2023 • 1:00-2:00pm
Location   Zoom
Audience This training is geared toward professional staff, faculty, and student staff in Student Success, College Student Success Centers, Career Engaged Learning, and Student Affairs.
Registration Register for CT1015 Compositing Photos with Adobe Photoshop on MyTraining
Intro to Adobe Premiere Rush
Description

This session will cover the basics of Adobe Premiere Rush. Premiere Rush is a video editing tool that, as the name implies, will let you quickly edit videos, add graphics, and import audio. You will learn how to take your footage from something shot on your phone and turn it into a high-quality video that can be shared on YouTube and other social media platforms.

Course Objectives: After this session you will be able to:

• Demonstrate a basic understanding of Adobe Premiere Rush
• Acquire the ability to work with video
• Design graphics for video projects
• Recognize how audio impacts video
• Export video projects for use online

Presented by Willie Schaefer, Adobe Specialist

Date/Time Wednesday, March 8, 2023 • 1:00-2:00pm
Location   Zoom
Audience This training is geared toward professional staff, faculty, and student staff in Student Success, College Student Success Centers, Career Engaged Learning, and Student Affairs.
Registration Register for CT1016 Intro to Adobe Premiere Rush on MyTraining

View recording and resource links for past Technology and Systems Trainings in the Past Trainings section below.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Mental Health First Aid
Description

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Presented by Erica Wallace, College of Health, Community and Policy; Supported by the Division of Student Success and Dr. Tammy Wyatt

Date/Time Friday, April 14, 2023 • 8:00am-5:00pm
Location   Zoom
Audience This training is geared toward professional staff and faculty in Student Success, College Student Success Centers, Career Engaged Learning, and Student Affairs.
Registration Register for Mental Health First Aid on Qualtrics
Veteran Cultural Considerations
Description

Coming soon

Date/Time Tuesday, April 4, 2023 • 1:00-2:00pm
Location   Zoom
Audience This training is geared toward staff and faculty in Student Success, College Student Success Centers, Career Engaged Learning, and Student Affairs.
Registration Registration link coming soon
Supportive and Inclusive Language
Description

Coming soon

Presented by Ann Margaret Trujillo, Associate Director, Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice

Date/Time Date and Time TBA
Location   Teams
Audience This training is geared toward professional staff and faculty in Student Success, College Student Success Centers, Career Engaged Learning, and Student Affairs.
Registration Registration link coming soon

Equity Book Club

The Equity Book Club, started in Summer 2022, is part of UTSA’s Hub and Spoke Student Success Initiative and supports the shared goals of providing foundational training on DEI topics across all units and developing a collective ecosystem of student success supports. 

Past selections have included the following (all free through UTSA Libraries or elsewhere):

For Spring 2023, we'll be listening to various podcast episodes related to equity and higher education. Selection details are coming soon. The Equity Book Club will run from mid-February through April. You may join for as many or few sessions as you would like. Equity Book Club is open to all UTSA professional staff members.

Let us hear from you!

To indicate your interest in the Equity Book Club and to be on the first-to-know list, please complete this brief survey .

Additional UTSA Professional Development Opportunities

The following training sessions are organized by various UTSA offices. Please click on the registration links below for more information.

Green Dot Bystander Overview

UTSA PEACE Center and UTSA Wellbeing Services are offering multiple sessions of Green Dot Training this year. Each 90-minute interactive overview introduces the basic elements of Green Dot and the issues of power-based personal violence prevention.

Becoming an LGBTQ+ Ally Part I: Building Your Knowledge of the LGBTQ+ Community

Description: This first part will help us build our knowledge about LGBTQIA+ identities and the community. The course is interactive and includes many opportunities for discussion. Objectives: By attending this course participants will be able to: 1) Build your understanding of terminology and identities within the LGBTQIA+ community 2) Engage in conversations about current challenges and issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community 3) Grow your knowledge about resources and support for LGBTQIA+ students on and off campus.

Becoming an LGBTQ+ Ally Part II: Applying Allyship

Description: This is a newly restructured LGBTQIA+ Ally course. Part II will assist us in learning how to effectively advocate and provide support for LGBTQIA+ students and colleagues. This course is interactive with opportunities for open and honest discussion. Objectives: By attending this course participants will be able to: 1) Build skills for being an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community 2) Build knowledge on advocacy for policies and procedures that support the LGBTQ+ community at UTSA

Dreamer Ally Training

Description: Training is led by the UTSA DRC for staff and faculty. The 2.5 hours training provides an overview of the federal and state policies that impact the lives of Dreamers and undocumented students. Additionally, training provides knowledge about their experiences, activities to reach a greater understanding of how the needs of the undocumented population can be addressed, and tools to become allies and advocates. The training is revised regularly to reflect changes in state and federal policy. Objectives: By attending this course participants will be able to: 1) Establish a university-wide network of easily visible allies that can provide support, information, and assistance to Dreamers and undocumented students 2) Provide tools for staff and faculty to demonstrate their support of undocumented students 3) Provide students an opportunity to respond to instances of discrimination and harassment based on perceived or self-reported immigration status 4) Educate members of the educational community on the needs and concerns of Dreamers and undocumented students 5) Foster a campus atmosphere that supports the academic and professional success of immigrant students, as well as their personal and social growth 6) Advance the university's progress toward a campus that discourages discrimination and openly celebrates Dreamers on-campus and in our community

Understanding and Challenging Microaggressions

Description: Microaggressions are the subtle, covert ways bias influences our actions, thoughts, and behaviors toward marginalized communities such as people of color, women, persons with a disability, and LGBTQ people. The accumulative impact of microaggressions can lead to systemic inequities and a hostile community. Join Inclusive Excellence, Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice, and campus partners to build our knowledge about microaggressions and begin to take action toward addressing and challenging microaggressions at UTSA. Objectives: By attending this session participants will be able to: 1) Begin to understand what microaggressions are and what may cause them to show up 2) Recognize the concept of implicit bias and how it is inherent in microaggressions 3) Articulate a greater awareness of resources and scholarship around microaggressions and their impact on students 4) Create an action plan for combatting microaggressions as a member of the UTSA community.

Past Trainings

Training sessions have been offered on the following topics. Links to recordings and guides, where available, are below:


Questions?

If you have any questions, email us at Student Success .