The Provost Academy provides an opportunity for UTSA faculty to come together to listen to teaching innovators, engage in dialogue about student learning, and explore ideas for effective instruction. This annual event held in May is an end-of year way to refresh and reflect while building a sense of community with your fellow Roadrunner faculty. Topics include gamification, critical thinking, engagement, first generation student success, active learning, lecture, assessment, internationalization, and metacognition.


Registration is open for the 2018 Provost Academy!

2018 Provost Academy for Teaching Excellence
May 14 & 15
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days
JPL Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)
Main Campus
Breakfast and lunch provided; Seating is limited

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (more to be announced):

Growth Mindset
David Yeagar, Associate Professor of Psychology and Faculty Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin
In his academic research, he examines the causes of and solutions to adolescent health problems, such as bullying, depression, academic achievement, cheating, and trust. He has co-authored work on grit and grit-testing with Angela Duckworth and on growth mindset with Carol Dweck.

Julie Schell, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Schell specializes in the teaching and learning of Design Thinking across organizational contexts. Julie also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT-Austin’s new School of Design and Creative Technologies top-ranked College of Education, where she teaches two graduate courses: Problems of College Teaching and Learning and Technology and Innovation in Higher Education.

The Funny Thing About Stress
Motivational Humorist, Kay Frances, has shared her message to “lighten up, stress less and take care of ourselves” in 40 states and Canada for over 30 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a degree in Health and Physical Education and a 4th degree black belt in karate.  Additionally, Kay is the author of “The Funny Thing about Stress; A Seriously Humorous Guide to a Happier Life.”

Every Semester Needs a Plan
Do you start with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this semester? Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles with the National Center for Development and Diversity is ready to help in this Keynote presentation. Dr. Gayles, is a professor at North Carolina State University. She has published more than 35 refereed articles and book chapters on the college student experience and has more than 60 national conference presentations to her credit. Attendees of this talk will receive a 3-month subscription to NCFDD and its online resources.  You must be present at the talk to receive the subscription.


Past Provost Academy Presenters

Peter Arthur

Bobb Darnell

Carl Hobert

Julie Schell

Michael Wesch

Lucretia Fraga

Vittorio Marone

Nancy Martin

Patricia Sanchez

Tammy Wyatt


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