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UTSA recognizes faculty, innovative teaching during Celebrate Teaching Week

UTSA recognizes faculty, innovative teaching during Celebrate Teaching Week

FEBRUARY 19, 2024 — Today marks the start of UTSA’s second annual Celebrate Teaching Week, series of events and activities that celebrate and recognize innovative teaching while providing tools to help Roadrunner faculty hone their craft.

“At the heart of Celebrate Teaching Week lies the spirit of collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange,” said Jennifer Dilley, Distinguished Teaching Professor of History and current chair of the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS). “Through networking events and collaborative sessions, educators from diverse disciplines will come together to share innovative teaching approaches, forge meaningful connections and explore potential collaborations.”

Designed to inspire dialogue and innovation in teaching practices that support students’ academic and career outcomes, Celebrate Teaching Week offers a range of activities and events, including a student panel discussion on transformative teaching, an interactive workshop on fostering respectful discourse in the classroom and a teaching showcase on innovative teaching strategies.

Additionally, each college will host a special celebration for its faculty to foster pride and camaraderie within the college community.

Visit the UTSA Celebrate Teaching Week website for details about the week’s event.
Explore the UTSA Faculty Success website for resources and opportunities available to faculty.

UTSA employs more than 1,500 faculty members who fulfill the university’s teaching mission to inspire students to learn, grow and succeed in and outside of the classroom. Additionally, many professional staff members at the university serve in formal and informal instructional roles that support UTSA students along their academic journey.

Celebrate Teaching Week is organized by the ADTS, in collaboration with the colleges and academic support divisions of Faculty Success, Student Success, and Academic Innovation.

The Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars was established in 2012 to honor and reward a select group of outstanding faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching, to foster a culture of exceptional teaching and learning practices at UTSA, and to create a collective of faculty advocates for teaching excellence who can serve as resources to their colleagues.

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