OCTOBER 7, 2020 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from Dean of Students and Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs LT Robinson and Vice Provost for Student Success Tammy Wyatt to all faculty, staff and students:
The well-being of our entire university community is a top priority as we adapt the ways we learn, live and connect in response to the pandemic. Last spring we gathered information and recommendations from a number of campus forums related to the Enriching Campus Wellbeing Initiative as well as the expert holistic external review of Student Health Services and Counseling & Mental Health Services. Building on the update Provost Espy sent last spring, we share our progress.
This week we launch the Wellbeing Mini-Grant opportunity for UTSA faculty and staff. Up to five $1,500 grants will be awarded to UTSA faculty, staff and departments/units for projects to increase awareness, knowledge level and skills around well-being within our campus community.
The faculty/staff grants follow a successful inaugural round of $500 Well-being Mini-Grants that were competitively awarded to 10 student organizations earlier this month. Applications are due on October 15, and we encourage teams to submit their ideas.
Expanded Wellness Services for Students
Further informed by the work of the initiative and expert review, Student Health Services and Counseling and Mental Health Services have been working together to develop a truly integrated college health program, in keeping with national best practices. As a result, the services offered to our students have expanded over the past few months, guided by a comprehensive “360 Wellness” approach. To offer greater continuity of care for our students, we also are on track to implement by the start of the spring semester a common electronic health record system for all students—a critical underlying platform that enables provider collaboration and focus on students’ needs.
Additionally, we have added counseling staff and optimized our scheduling systems, increasing the availability of appointments, including drop-in services. Providers in Student Health Services now have begun training to expand their scope of service to treat anxiety, depression and other common behavioral complaints, and Student Health Services will be able to provide medical services for behavioral health issues beginning in January 2021.
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The Adobe Creative Campus Kickoff will introduce students to Adobe software and how they can use it to both produce professional content for their courses as well as how they can create content for their side hustle. The hour-long session will teach you how to gain FREE access to downloadable software such as Photoshop and Illustrator as well as web-based programs such as Adobe Spark. Want to learn more? Contact William.Schaefer@utsa.edu.Virtual Event
This event has been revised into a two part event. This event will be held virtually while a follow-up event on-campus will be scheduled sometime after Feb. 6th. Please follow our RowdyLink page for information on the next event.Virtual Event
Come and meet your First-Year Experience (FYE) UPM Peer Mentor! As a first-year student at UTSA, you will be meeting with a peer mentor in your Academic Studies area. Your peer mentor is here to support and guide you academically and socially, as you navigate your first year of college. Your UPM Peer Mentor will be emailing you a unique Zoom link to their UPM Meet & Greet!Virtual Event
The UTSA Zoom license will provision your UTSA email account with a Higher ED Pro Zoom account that comes with multiple features. Join us as we review these features. including best practices, for using this software for education and think about the best way to use it in, for, and with our digital classrooms.Virtual Event
A restorative justice virtual conversation to process thoughts and emotions as our community continues to navigate the impacts of Covid-19.Virtual Event
Join us for our Spring 2022 virtual get-together where you can meet the Student Success Team, Faculty, and Peer Mentors in the College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP). This will be a great opportunity to get connected to the HCaP community and meet other HCaP students. Plus, you get to learn about services offered through the new HCaP Student Success Center.Virtual Event
Art of Wellbeing is back for Roadrunner Days. This months focus is on vision board making, set your vision for the semester by creating a visual representation of your goals.Recreation Wellness Center, 1.806, Main Campus
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