DECEMBER 31, 2021 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent via email today 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 to faculty and staff:
As the winter break comes to a close, our thoughts turn toward preparing for the spring semester. The recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant amplifies the need to ensure we continue to keep our Roadrunner community safe.
Over the holidays, we have continued to assess local and national conditions, and have remained in close contact with our public health expert advisors. After consideration of many factors, we have an opportunity to proactively limit campus operations after winter break, as we monitor the current surge.
Limited operations will begin Monday, January 3, for faculty and staff and will continue through January 17. During this time, we will conduct remote operations whenever possible. Meetings and events should be held virtually, and only essential services should take place on campus. If you have questions on how your department or unit will operate after winter break, please check with your supervisor, department chair or unit lead.
To those who will continue to work on-campus to provide essential services—including supporting our residential students, conducting research, keeping our campus safe and maintaining our facilities—know that we are extremely grateful for your efforts.
Next week, we will update our community about any change of plans for the coming spring semester.
In the meantime, please stay safe and continue to focus on the health and wellbeing of those around you. Keep doing your part and be vigilant about vaccination, wearing your face mask, socializing safely and knowing what to do if you feel sick.
UTSAPD and Emergency Management will host a table with safety information, give-a-ways and interactive demonstrations. Both departments will provide information on services available to the UTSA Community.Student Union Window Lounge, 1.02.00C
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
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