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Business students get hands-on experience with BestFest

Students pose with their AIS Business Pathway booths for BestFest: TornadoPotato and Hawaiian Drinks. Ben Shirani/The Paisano

Vincent Valdez

October 25, 2017

The College of Business gave students from eight different Academic Inquiry Scholarship (AIS) Business Pathway courses the opportunity and the funds to create a business and sell products at BestFest. The AIS Pathway courses, a recent implementation at UTSA, are designed to orient first-year colle...

UTSA attempts to improve graduation rates with CLASS initiative

Photos courtesy of UTSA First-Year Experience

Vivian Guillen

August 30, 2017

In 2016,  UTSA’s overall six-year graduation rate was 35 percent, according to a report by the Office of Institutional Research. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, the national six-year graduation rate was 59 percent, based on students enrolling in 2009 and graduating in 201...

AIS: all pain, what gain?

AIS: all pain, what gain?

Padideh Ghaemi

April 20, 2017

In fall 2014 UTSA implemented the Academic Inquiry & Scholarship (AIS) course designed to ease the transition between high school and college for incoming freshmen.  The course introduced general research and inquiry practices to students within three different schools: humanities, social scien...