miércoles, octubre 26, 2011

Dr. Antonio R. Flores: keynote speaker at the HETS Second Best Practices Showcase

En Puerto Rico se ha de celebrar una conferencia de dos días que atraerá representanttes de unas 30 universidades de educación de Estados Unidos, Puerto Rico y Colombia.  Este evento es organizado por el consorcio Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS). La actividad está abierta a todo educador, administrator y público general que le interese los temas de: Avalúo, Acceso, Retención y programs de Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeneiría y Matemáticas (STEM).

Uno de los oradores principales lo será el Dr. Antonio R. Flores, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).  A continuación un comunicado de HETS sobre el evento.
HETS is delighted to inform that, Dr. Antonio R. Flores, President & CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), will be one of the main speakers at the Second Best Practices Showcase.  We will be celebrating this event, "Celebrating Innovation in Access, Retention, Assessment, and STEM Education to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education", on February 16 and 17, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
HETS Best Practices Showcase is intended to praise the work of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), in adopting and implementing innovative technology strategies to enhance access, retention, STEM, and successful assessment learning outcomes among the Hispanic student population.
We would like to extend this invitation to faculty members, instructional designers, student support staff, distance learning personnel, and other academic and support leaders to showcase and share their most ground-breaking practices. Attendees will be not only able to learn from the showcased works, but also find solutions to many common issues and even establish new possibilities for collaboration with other institutions and potential partners.
In appreciation of the support we receive from the HSIs, a special Thanksgiving offer of 10% discount will be honored to all those who register before November 28, 2011Register today and don't miss this limited time offer!  
Message from the Chair of the  Board of Directors

Since 1993, it has been our aim to network Hispanic Serving Institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico in an effort to widen educational opportunities and access to post-secondary education through the use of the technological modalities of distance education. It is for me an honor to take the lead of this organization and help guide it through its new stages. I had the opportunity to preside the HETS Consortium back then, in an initial stage in which visionary institutions got together to share courses through telecommunications, guided by the interest in offering better academic opportunities to Latino students.

Today, the consortium has moved toward different ways of integrating the strengths of technology, access to information, and strategic alliances to the creation of new opportunities in education, including the implementation of different levels of collaboration among educational institutions, the private corporate sector, and other related organizations. HETS gives us all an opportunity to envision a better future for education and for the success of our college students, which soon will be the face of our professional workforce. In the end, all our efforts look forward to contributing to the future of education, and that’s what we want to achieve through the strategic use of technology.
Along our timeline, we have witnessed how technology and the access to information have made it possible to expand educational opportunities. These years of growth and lessons learned are part of our legacy to our members, translated into specialized services, development opportunities, innovative projects, knowledge, and educational contributions.

It is an honor to serve our members and their communities.
Dr. Eduardo Martí
Chairman of the HETS Board of Directors
Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges
Office of Academic Affairs, The City University of New York (CUNY)
Former President Queensborough Community College

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