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Faculty cuts affect COLFA class sizes

Old furniture sits in a foreign language classroom in the McKinney Humanities building. Photo Courtesy of  Leah Feneley, The Paisano

Leah Feneley

October 4, 2017

College of Liberal and Fine Arts’ (COLFA) professors and students are feeling the academic strain this fall semester after a 50 percent reduction in the number of classes  taught by nontenure-track faculty (NTT). The news was announced the fall semester of 2016. Since that time, COLFA departments h...

Dean of University College retires

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Briyah Phillips

September 7, 2017

Former Vice Provost and Dean of the University College Dr. Lawrence Williams retired on August 31. Throughout his academic career, Williams pushed students to follow their passions. During his undergraduate career at Texas Southern University, Williams was constantly in the physics lab. So much so, that...


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Samuel De Leon

August 30, 2017

Instructor-initiated drop policy may cost students money and course credit   Beginning this semester, any UTSA faculty can drop students from a course for non-attendance as long as drop requirements are clearly stated in the syllabus attendance policy. The instructor-initiated drop is an effort to c...

In Memoriam: Dr. James B. Gallagher

Dr. Gallagher instructed at UTSA. Courtesy of the Gallagher familly

Isaac Serna

January 25, 2017

A beloved professor and member of the UTSA community, Dr. James B. Gallagher died on Jan. 11, 2017. Since his diagnosis of throat cancer in 2016 and throughout his treatment regimen, Gallagher remained dedicated to his students. “Two semesters back, he came into my office and said ‘I have throat ...

The importance of representation in education

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Jeremiah Hobbs

January 25, 2017

An ethnicity gap exists between students and faculty at UTSA. A question of representation pulsates in the data. The UTSA student body is made up of mostly minorities. The UTSA faculty body is mostly white. In this country, ethnic division and strife have been contentious, making their way into the Acade...

UTSA Faculty Senate passes COLFA budget resolution

UTSA Faculty Senate passes COLFA budget resolution

Gaige Davila

November 10, 2016

This is the second installment of a series on COLFA’s budget situation. “All the pain is being suffered by one group--i.e. NTT faculty without contracts--in the college,” Dr. Alistair Welchman, associate professor of philosophy and faculty senator at UTSA, said, in reference to a resolution...

Campus carry ‘exclusion zones’ latest phase: office doors

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David Rodriguez

September 7, 2016

Campus carry exclusion zones have been the center of UTSA’s campus carry policy since SB 11 went into effect on Aug. 1 2016. UTSA’s campus carry homepage details policy that lists only areas where guns are not allowed, i.e. “exclusion zones,” on campus. One such exclusion zone is “[any] faculty ...

UTSA’s faculty should reflect its students’ diversity

Editorial staff

August 31, 2016

Hispanic Outlook magazine has once again commended UTSA for its high enrollment of Hispanic students and graduation of Hispanic graduate students. But despite serving a student body in which half of the students identified as Hispanic, only 18 percent of UTSA’s faculty identified as Hispanic. This figure ...