JULY 14, 2021 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent today via email from President Taylor Eighmy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar Mendez to all faculty and staff:
We are eagerly anticipating the fall semester and the return of so many of the traditional UTSA experiences we all know and love. Our collective efforts and vigilance to do our part by following public health protocols and getting vaccinated against COVID-19 have paved the way for largely returning to pre-pandemic operations for this upcoming semester.
Health & Safety
UTSA’s Public Health Task Force has issued its latest report—version 5.0—offering guidance for the fall semester. We’d like to share some of the main takeaways from the report as UTSA transitions to Level 0: Normal Campus Operations. As always, our pandemic management plan is subject to change based on current conditions. We are keeping a very close eye on COVID-19 variants and will make adjustments as necessary to ensure the health and safety of our campus community.
On a related note, later this summer we will be hosting a community conversation where we’ll hear from infectious disease experts at UTSA and UT Health San Antonio on the latest information regarding vaccine effectiveness, variants, boosters and more. The event will be open to the entire San Antonio community. Save the date for Thursday, August 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and watch your inboxes for more information coming soon.
This fall campus life will function very much like it did before the pandemic. Any questions regarding campus services and activities can be directed to Recovery Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the 2021-22 academic year, UTSA’s Roadrunner Roadmap website will continue to be the centralized source for current operational and public health information.
Thank you for doing your part to help our academic community navigate through the pandemic. You have shown resilience and the ability to adapt, which is a true testament to the strength of Roadrunner Nation. We look forward to welcoming you back for an energizing, productive semester and to enjoying old and new UTSA traditions with you all.
Join Leadership and Volunteer Service on Friday, January 21st for plant installation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please meet at the North Paseo Building near the VIA Bus Stop.Main Campus
Stalking 101 will help students, faculty, and staff to recognize stalking (Know it), understand the different ways stalking affects victims (Name it), and how to help someone who may be affected by it (Stop it). This is BYOB--Bring your own brown bag lunch event, so bring your lunch and learn about stalking.Wellbeing Service Meeting Room, RWC 1.806, Main Campus
Join us virtually as we unveil the new College of Education and Human Development’s (COEHD) Student Success Center. Learn about how this Center is designed to assist Undergraduate COEHD students with a successful academic transition from entry to graduation, provide support and mentorship and serve as a resource center and hub to enhance their academic journey. There will also be UTSA and Pop Culture Education Trivia and giveaways as well.Virtual Event
Join this week’s Roost weekly tournament series at the Roost. Compete against your friends, roommates and classmates. Registration is required. Limited spots available.Roost Game Room, H-E-B Student Union 2.220, Main Campus
This session will begin with a brief introduction and overview of the NSF CAREER program followed by audience Q&A with past NSF CAREER awardees.Virtual Event
Career Conversations are informal virtual networking events on Thursday evenings between graduate business students and company representatives.Virtual Event
Session for faculty on how to develop strong outreach and education components to meet NSF’s broader impacts requirements. (Note that the emphasis will not be on education components for NSF CAREER proposals, which are covered in an on-demand NSF CAREER webinar also available to UTSA faculty.)Virtual Event
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