Instructional Excellence

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

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Workshops

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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Services

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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Instructional Strategies

Looking to learn more about teaching? 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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Technology for Learning & Teaching

Technology enhances pedagogy in a variety of ways including adding interactivity to a lecture, creating spaces for group work, and expanding student capacity for creativity and research. Whether you are teaching face-to-face or online, innovative tools help students learn, improve teaching effectiveness, and even create efficient excellence. To use it well requires purposeful implementation and careful planning.  Here are some suggested technologies to explore and resources to help you adapt them to your instructional style.

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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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Testimonials

  • Just wanted to say thank you for another outstanding Provost Academy!!!! This was my fifth one and again I leave inspired to improve as a teacher and a professional at UTSA. I appreciate the thoughtfulness and creativity in the planning and execution of these two “POWER” days! As an NTT, I have always felt valued and included.

    Charles Wright
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    Lecturer III, Communication
  • 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
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    Assistant Professor, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
  • 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
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    Professor, Counseling
  • The workshops are informative and very interesting.

    Martha Fasci
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    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
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    Lecturer III, Writing Core Program
  • Once again, I wanted to thank you for organizing such an inspiring Provost Academy and, in particular, for including librarians into the mix and recognizing them not just once, but twice. The speakers, content, atmosphere in the classroom – everything was meaningful and motivating. We got plenty of new ideas – Tara just announced a book club meeting to discuss “Small Teaching,” and I am looking into ways to include personal semester planning into our work cycle.

    Natasha Arguello
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    Head of Research and Education Services, UTSA Libraries
  • Please know that this event was the most appreciated Appreciation Day I have ever attended over my 10 years in Higher Ed...Thanks so much!

    Marina "Red" Madden
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    Lecturer III, Communication

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