SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 — Editor’s Note: This story is the third in a four-part series highlighting the new Academic Success District. Part one introduced the Academic Success District and part two unveiled upgraded classrooms. Part four will summarize the key components of the Academic Success District.
The Academic Success District (ASD) has unveiled several new flexible and collaborative workspaces outside the Flawn Sciences Building and the Student Union. The Outdoor Learning Environments (OLÉ) provide an informal way for Roadrunners to meet.
When students, faculty or staff reserve an Outdoor Learning Environment location, they can reconfigure the modular furniture to accommodate their needs. Multiple power outlets, AirRowdy and Bluetooth-enabled audio and visual equipment allow those in the Outdoor Learning Environments to connect their devices in each space.
To reserve one of the Outdoor Learning Environment spaces, visit the Academic Success District OLÉ webpage. Alternatively, Roadrunners will find a sign with a QR Code outside each location. They can take a photo with their smart phones or devices and be connected to instructions about how to reserve the space.
In total, the pilot program for the Outdoor Learning Environment includes five spaces: two outside the Flawn Sciences building and three outside the Student Union. The Flawn Sciences building locations will be ready for use starting the week of September 27, 2021. The Student Union spaces will open later in the fall semester.
The Academic Success District, an academic initiative developed in 2020, aligns and consolidates advising offices, mentoring programs and other learning hubs on Main Campus near the Sombrilla Plaza. Throughout the ASD, Roadrunners will find classrooms and collaborative spaces that integrate digital and in-person learning technology and resources that propel UTSA’s focus on providing world-class education experiences and new depths of scholarly engagement.
The Innovation Academy is an 8-hour online hybrid course designed to introduce faculty to a variety of educational ideas, best practices and resources for becoming more comfortable in teaching in different modalities.Virtual Event
The Honors College and Housing & Residence Life invites students to the Student Union lawn for a Movie Under the Stars. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic, and bug spray. Movie concessions will be provided! This event is open to all students.Student Union Lawn, Main Campus
Come meet your Student Success Center, learn how to MOVE through college successfully, and meet new friends. We will have food, short info sessions, giveaways, and more!McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.01 Galleria,) Main Campus
Get help finding your way around campus. UTSA Ambassadors and Honors Alliance members can help you find your classes, UTSA Card, and any other resources around campus! Simply come by our table in the Sombrilla!Roadrunner Statue, Main Campus
Join the Transfer and Transition Team as we talk transition, resources, and student success. Learn more about Blackboard, bluebook, and important academic policies. Bring in prior institution swag, and swap it for UTSA swag.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.01.24,) Main Campus
Roadrunner families are invited to take a break from moving in their students to join the Family Association for refreshments in the Student Union Ski Lodge. Connect with other families and then stay for the Roadrunner Welcome featuring SOSA.Student Union Ski Lodge, Main Campus
Come enjoy a free Kona Ice and listen to the sounds of DJ Koop. You can come with friends or make a friend when you arrive. This night is about relaxing and having a good time. It's also about being a part of our wonderful tradition to hear the Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA).Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
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