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UTSA welcomes over 71 new faculty members after having to release 69 from their service this fall due to COVID-caused budget cuts

The rowdy statue in the Sombrilla is wearing a mask. UTSA announced that they were eliminating 243 staff and 69 faculty positions for fiscal year 2020 due to budget cuts caused by COVID-19

Breahna Luera, News Editor

August 28, 2020

A recent UTSA Today article announced UTSA’s addition of over 70 new faculty members — 68 tenure/tenure-track (TTT) and 3 non-tenure track (NTT) — to seven of its colleges for the Fall 2020 semester. This comes just short of two months after UTSA’s announcement of their fiscal year 2021 (FY202...

Who really determines the retention of UTSA professors?

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Editorial Board

September 4, 2019

If professors who are beloved by students are expendable to the university, then the university’s teaching needs are not compatible with the needs of students. Professors, whether on the tenure track or not, have a significant impact on their students. Semester after semester, our professors are...

The university implements a Strategic Hiring Initiative

The university implements a Strategic Hiring Initiative

Kaylee Boggan

February 13, 2019

Kimberly Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced on Jan. 29 that UTSA will have a new Strategic Hiring Initiative for 2020. This plan aims to make UTSA a center for student success and future research. The university hopes to accomplish these goals through five programs: the Cl...

Remove the policy not the teacher

A student resting her feet on a desk started the conflict with Anita Moss.

Editorial Board

January 30, 2019

Dr. Anita Moss should not have been relieved from teaching for “classroom management issues.” Moss is the professor who was suspended last semester for calling campus police to escort an African American student out of her classroom because the student engaged in what many considered disrespectful ...

Faculty, students desire more diversity in faculty-to-staff ratio

Kenyatta Battle

October 19, 2017

Interim provost plans for more wider range of faculty within ten years   According to UTSA’s 2016 Census Demographics, 51 percent UTSA students are Hispanic, but only 18 percent of UTSA faculty are Hispanic. Comparatively, 26 percent of UTSA students are white, while 54 percent of UTSA faculty ...

UTSA faculty hopes to institute new online cybersecurity degree

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Danielle Throneberry

October 12, 2017

The UTSA curriculum committee reviewed two proposals and recommended them for approval by the faculty senate. The first is a Bachelor of Arts online degree in cybersecurity and the second is a minor in intelligence and security studies. The necessity for the programs is two-fold; there is a high job ...