Research and teaching are complementary and equally important. Research contributes to the production of knowledge, while teaching is concerned with the distribution of knowledge in society. Teaching without research quickly becomes stereotyped, unexciting --removed from the ever growing frontiers of knowledge, while research without teaching becomes unintelligible and uncommunicative. Continuous interaction with fresh minds through teaching makes research more proactive and highly productive.
At the UTSA College of Business, we share a commitment to research and publications, which positions us well to absorb quality faculty and students. Research is part of a learning cycle, significantly contributing to the absorption of quality students and retention of quality faculty yielding an institution of higher learning that continuously strives for excellence.
UTSA College of Business faculty members are conducting research throughout a variety of disciplines and have been recognized by their peers for their accomplishments. The Department of Management was ranked 65th nationally and the Department of Marketing was ranked 69th nationally for their research publications according to UT Dallas research rankings for 2012-2013.
Innovation needs to be part of the culture at UTSA and embedded in all research planning, processes and infrastructure. Highlighting the importance of funded research, UTSA is putting in place training for faculty, establishing research service centers to support faculty research and creating incentives to encourage faculty to conduct both funded and non-funded research.
As part of the strategy discussed above, the College of Business has established an incentive program for grant writing to assist faculty members in their pursuit of external grant funding. Learn more about our funded research programs.
College Hosted Big Data Symposium
Recognizing the value of big data to businesses today, the UTSA College of Business hosted “Big Data, Big Challenges,” a daylong symposium dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences in big data within the areas of business, cyber security, healthcare and visualization.
Calling in a star-studded lineup of national, regional and local speakers, the symposium provided a wide range of perspectives from industry, government and academic experts for both general business audiences as well as analytics and security professionals.
“Leveraging UTSA’s strength in cyber security and cloud computing, the College of Business has identified Big Data as a key strategic priority and academic initiative,” said Gerry Sanders, Dean and Bodenstedt Chair in the College of Business.
Keynote speakers included JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, professor of media arts and technology at the University of California at Santa Barbara; Bill Tancer, general manager for global research at Experian Marketing Services; and Richard Thieme, an author and technology commentator.
The event was presented to a sold-out crowd and was sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Consumer Orbit.