Instructional Excellence

Enhanced teaching. Engaged students. Inventive instruction.
Empowering student success through academic excellence.

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Join your fellow faculty for engaging development workshops on a variety of topics. Revisit best practices or get an introduction to the latest strategies for engaging today’s college student – all designed to enhance the classroom experience and improve student learning.

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Faculty development goes beyond the traditional workshop. Take advantage of the wide-range of TLS programs. Explore salient issues in a faculty learning community. Apply for funding to support teaching innovation. Offer up your own expertise and help us share best practices.

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Spend some one-on-one time with our Teaching and Learning Consultant to explore your own courses. Consider a Quick Course Diagnosis (QCD) to get the student perspective. Schedule a classroom observation for a bird’s-eye view. Move your syllabi, learning outcomes, and classroom activities to the next levels with a teaching consultation. Our team works with you to assess course strengths, share knowledge, and provide feedback on assignments, content, instructional strategy, and more.

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Looking to learn more about learning? TLS offers a rich supply of original and sourced teaching tips and strategies, articles, information modules, and answers to many frequently asked questions about being a faculty member at UTSA.

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About Us

UTSA Teaching and Learning Services offers programs, services and resources that support instructional excellence, innovative teaching, and outstanding educational experiences for faculty and students. To do this, we draw upon data and research, best practices, and the vast knowledge of UTSA’s educational community.

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  • The workshops, academies, talks, and resources that TLS offers help me keep up with the newest teaching methods and practices that I need to be an effective professor.

    M. Sidury Christiansen
    Assistant Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • This year’s Provost Academy was outstanding with world-class speakers giving the faculty real life teaching insights along with practical and creative solutions. Definitely, time well spent!

    Charles Wright
    Lecturer III, Communication
  • UTSA’s TLS provides superior workshops and programs! Workshops and programs I attended provided valuable and innovative “best practices” that I immediately implemented. The result? Student engagement increased; comprehension and knowledge skyrocketed. Thanks, TLS!

    Gerald Juhnke
    Professor, Counseling
  • The workshops are informative and very interesting.

    Martha Fasci
    Associate Professor, Accounting
  • I was intrigued by the email from the Faculty Center which offered advice on how to create a summer work plan…I now have a plan in place for my summer.

    Martha Smith
    Lecturer III, Writing Core Program
  • Thank you for bringing the Provost Academy 2017 to fruition and giving faculty an opportunity to learn about teaching strategies that will positively impact our own students!

    Elsa Ruiz
    Lecturer I, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Please know that this event was the most appreciated Appreciation Day I have ever attended over my 10 years in HigherED...Thanks so much!

    Marina "Red" Madden
    Lecturer III, Communication