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.
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
This institute is for Graduate Students. It will consist of eight 45-minute sessions. Participants will be introduced to applications included in Adobe Creative Cloud, a tool that is free for all UTSA students. Attendees will be able to complete short projects that will give them the opportunity to produce artifacts that they can use to improve their digital literacy skills and prepare them for their life after they finish their UTSA journey.Virtual Event
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