(July 6, 2017) -- Four UTSA faculty members have been selected to receive the 2017 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System. They are among 56 educators from UT System's 14 academic and health institutions being honored with this prestigious annual award.
The UTSA recipients are:
Each of the honorees will receive an unrestricted check for $25,000, and will be recognized for their achievement at an Aug. 23 teaching forum and dinner in Austin.
The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA) program was established in 2008 to recognize faculty who demonstrate a history and promising future of sustained excellence in undergraduate teaching. Including this year's recipients, 45 UTSA faculty members have received the award. A list of past recipients is available on the UTSA Faculty Awards website.
"UTSA's high caliber faculty is what one would expect at a top public university," said Pedro Reyes, UTSA president ad interim. "To have four of our educators receive this level of recognition demonstrates a shared commitment to providing students the very best in innovative instruction."
ROTA recipients are vetted at their own institutions before advancing to compete at the system level. Then, candidates from each institution are evaluated by a selection committee of distinguished educators from both in and outside the UT System.
In their evaluations of a candidate's teaching performance, members of the selection committee consider a range of activities and criteria including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.
Because of the depth and breadth of educators across the UT System, the awards are among the nation's most competitive.
This fall, Aguilar, Caine, Fleuriet and Sanchez will become the newest members of the UTSA Academy for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, a group comprised of ROTA winners that provides institutional leadership and guidance for excellent teaching at UTSA.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
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The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
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Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
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Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues before voting in the primary election on March 6.Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus