Supporting the Changing Practices of Teaching in Business

In 2018, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), a public state university, designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, joined 13 other universities in a project to examine the support needs of the changing teaching practices in business, with a focus on undergraduate instruction. The project was led and coordinated by Ithaka S+R, a non-profit organization that provides research and strategic guidance to help institutions of higher education and academic libraries navigate economic and technological change. 

A team of two librarians interviewed 13 faculty members in the College of Business (COB) involved in teaching undergraduate students across a variety of business disciplines and subsequently provided analysis of the findings in a report. The specific areas examined included methods and approaches to teaching, working with course materials and content, using data analytics, tools, and technologies in teaching, and other pedagogical support needs.

The purpose of examining these practices was to find areas of opportunity where the library and other university units can better support the teaching needs of business faculty. This local report is based on the analysis of 13 faculty members’ interviews at UTSA. Ithaka S+R will create a national report, incorporating the anonymized transcripts of the collected interviews from all participating institutions.

Download the pdf to read the full report.