HACU and HETS to partner on special edition online journal focused on Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

(Left) HACU President Antonio R. Flores and (Right) Agnes Mojica, Chancellor, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Germán present Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Lic. Manuel J. Fernós with a token of appreciation at HACU’s International Conference.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and HETS have announced their collaboration on a special edition of an online journal focused on Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The organizations shared missions to facilitate the success of Hispanic students in higher education will be highlighted through this collaboration.

Manuel J. Fernós, president of Inter American University of Puerto Rico spoke about the partnership during HACU’s 13th International Conference on May 2, 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The special edition of the journal will feature articles authored and reviewed by members of both organizations.

HACU and HETS members are invited to submit articles on best practices (either in English or Spanish) to be considered for publication in this special edition, fall issue of the HETS Online Journal. Click here to download the Call for Articles document with requirements for submission. Articles for this special issue will be accepted through September 13, 2019.

Subject matter experts from both organizations are encouraged to apply to become reviewers for this edition of the journal. Experts on the following topics are needed: integration of technology, online education, retention, assessment, and access to achieve student success. To learn more about the peer review process, visit: HOJ Review Process. To be considered to serve as a reviewer, please submit a letter of recommendation from your dean or vice president validating your expertise, along with a copy of your curriculum vitae to info@hets.org by August 30, 2019.

For additional information about the journal and this special edition, please contact the HETS office at (787) 250-1912, Exts. 2372, 2373 or via email at info@hets.org.

Photo caption: (Left) HACU President Antonio R. Flores and (Right) Agnes Mojica, Chancellor, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Germán present Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Lic. Manuel J. Fernós with a token of appreciation at HACU’s International Conference.

Prof. Iliana Ballester Panelli

Catedrática
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Santurce, PR.

Teaching various courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels: Introduction to Mass Media, Advertising Principles, Digital Advertising, Digital Media Planning, Advertising Research, Consumer Behavior, Advertising and Society, International Advertising, The Hispanic Consumer, Advertising Campaigns, Digital Marketing. All courses are taught partially or completely online using Moodle. She has been also Instructor and mentor at the Center for Faculty Development and Educational Technology where she was in charge of training and mentoring faculty members about the design and teaching of online courses. In addition, Ballester has been serving as administrative and research experience at the university, and as President or member of various academic and institutional committees. In the nonprofit sector, has worked with over 50 organizations through the Advertising campaign course.  Professional Adviser of Junior and Senior Students from the Advertising Program. Also coordinate the Internship for students from the Advertising Program.

Email: iliana.ballester@gmail.com
Linkedin: https://pr.linkedin.com/in/ilianaballesterpanelli

HETS Board of Directors appoints first members of its Advisory Committee.

During its Summer Board Meeting, HETS officers unanimously approved the inception of a HETS Advisory Committee. The members of this Advisory Committee are nominated as a recognition of their proven support to HETS as a former Board member and Officer. The eligibility to be appointed for the Advisory Board, was based on the period they have served with distinction for five or more years in the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee identified and recommended candidates for the first inductees positions. HETS proudly welcomes and presents the members of this exclusive committee of distinguished professionals, as follows:

The main role of the excel nominees is to provide non-binding strategic advice to the HETS Consortium, through their active participation in Board of Directors meetings. The term of service on this Advisory Board shall be of two years, with the option of serving multiple terms.

Dr. Antonio “Tony” Pérez

President, Borough of Manhattan Community College.

President Pérez announced, that will step down after having served with 23 years of leadership at the college, and almost 20 as an active Board Member of the Hispanic Education Technology Services (HETS) Consortium. President Pérez has always vividly supported our mission to promote, support and enhance Hispanic/ Latino student access, retention, and success in Higher Education through the strategic integration of technology. This has been proven during his tenure as Board Member in our Consortia, in which he has actively served as Board Officer in the Executive Committee (for several terms) as: Treasurer, Vice Chair, and the last two years as HETS Regional Representative for the East Coast.

He was appointed President of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) in 1995. The college served 16,300 students at that time, and has grown to have CUNY’s largest enrollment, serving more than 27,000 students. A visionary, high-energy leader, President Pérez has not only led the college’s expansion but guided the BMCC community through the aftermath of September 11, 2001. BMCC is the only college in United States history to have lost a campus building to a terrorist attack. BMCC’s Fiterman Hall was destroyed when World Trade 7, across the street, collapsed and fell against it. He will step down as BMCC President on August 31, 2018. Dr. Pérez was inducted, as one of the first members to the HETS Advisory Committee on July 2018.

HETS Special Event at CSU San Marcos

Online Registration for the Special Event:
Best Practices Presentation, “Behind the scenes of the Cougar Care Network”

 

When: Thursday June 20, 2019
Where: California State University, San Marcos (The McMahan House)
(Live transmission will be also available through Zoom. Register below to receive the link on Monday June 17, 2019)
Time: 12:30 PM (PST)/ 1:30 PM (CT)/ 2:30 PM (EST & Puerto Rico)
Cost: Free of Charge! Reserve your space by completing the following form:

 

 

ABOUT THE CSU SAN MARCOS COUGAR CARE NETWORK: This presentation will provide a behind the scenes look at the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Cougar Care Network, which is an early support initiative to improve student success, retention, and persistence. By leveraging technology to collect early alert referrals from campus community members and route them to appropriate support personnel for targeted follow up, the Cougar Care Network serves as a “safety net” to assist students who may be experiencing challenges inside or outside the classroom.

Presenters:

Jason Schreiber
Dean of Students
Deans of Students Office

Jason Schreiber joined CSUSM in 2014. In his current role as Dean of Students, he oversees the areas of Residential Education, Civility, Co-Curricular Model, Orientation & New Student Programs, Student Conduct, CARE, and Tukwut Life. Prior to being Dean of Students, Jason was the Director of Student Life & Leadership. He has worked in higher education for over 20 years with a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Norbert College, a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Marian University, and is in his last year of his doctorate at SDSU. Jason also serves on the CSUSM Corporation Board.

Jennie Ruiz
Associate Dean of Students
Deans of Students Office

 Jennie Ruiz has worked at CSUSM since 2006 and served in her current position as Associate Dean of Students since 2013. In this role, Jennie provides oversight of the Cougar Care Network, CSUSM’s Early Support Initiative, and the area of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. In her time at CSUSM, Jennie has worked in a variety of functional areas including Orientation and New Student Programs, Multicultural Programs, Residential Education, and Student Life. Jennie has a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Sonoma State University and a Master’s in Counseling from the University of San Diego

NOTE: For those attending from outside San Marcos, a special  group rate of $199 per night on Wednesday and Thursday night, and $239 any additional nights, at the Lake House Hotel & Resort is available. Please contact the HETS office (787-250-1912 exts. 2372, 2373 or via email: info@hets.org) at your earliest convenience for more information and to reserve your room. The closest airport to flight in is San Diego (SAN), CA.

Dr. Juan “Tito” Meléndez Alicea

College of Education
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

Dr. Meléndez Alicea has more than three decades of experience in the field of distance education. He published his first article on the subject in 1990, and a book in 1999. In 2014, he was awarded by Universia for creating and facilitating the best MOOC in Latin America. He has presented on the topic of distance education in more than 15 countries. He was PI of the study of the theory and practice of distance education in Puerto Rico for the State Department in 2016. This study is ongoing.

Dr. Meléndez has post doctoral studies on distance education evaluation. He is an active member of the Puerto Rican Evaluation Society and author of several articles and book chapters on the subject of evaluation in distance education. He currently facilitates distance learning courses for the Department of Graduate Studies, at the College of Education, of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

Contact info:
Email: juan.melendez16@upr.edu
Portal: jjmelendez.net

Prof. Antonio L. Delgado Pérez, MA. Ed.

Coordinador, Educación a Distancia
Diseñador Instruccional, Proyecto Titulo V

Antonio L. Delgado Pérez, posee un bachillerato en Telecomunicación (Especialidad en Producción para la Radio y TV) y un máster en Sistemas de Instrucción y Tecnología Educativa (Especialidad en Uso Educativo de la Computadora y Diseño Instruccional) de la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC).

Actualmente labora como Coordinador del Proyecto de Educación a Distancia y Diseñador Instruccional del Proyecto Título V en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo (UPRA). También ofrece conferencias, charlas y talleres de capacitación edu-tecnológica a la comunidad docente del recinto. Es docente virtual internacional en el Programa de Maestría con mención en Tecnología Educativa, en la Universidad de San Martín de Porres (Lima, Perú). Cuenta con experiencia de freelancer educativo colaborando con diferentes instituciones educativas de nivel superior y organismos educativos independientes. Ha sido profesor en el Departamento de Educación Elemental (UPRA), Departamento de Educación (AU) y Departamento de Ciencias Naturales (USC).

También a participado en diferentes congresos educativos internacionales: Red de Educadores Puertorriqueños (EducaPR), Virtual Educa Las Américas (PUR), Conferencia Mundial de Educación (USA), Congreso de eLearning (KOR), Congreso Internacional EduTICinnova (PER), Congreso Virtual de Educación y TIC: La Escuela del Futuro (ARG), Congreso en Línea en Conocimiento Libre y Educación de la Red CLED (VEN), Conferencia Internacional UNVES (PAR) y Jornada de Innovación Educativa UNIBE (RD).

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HETS Advisory Committee

HETS By Laws established under its ARTICLE VII, the institution of a Retired Members Advisory Board.
The Board of Directors may appoint an Advisory Board which would provide non-binding strategic advise to the Consortium. Its members may be nominated and invited to participate with voice but no vote in Board of Directors meetings. Individuals that have served with distinction for five or more years in the Board of Directors are eligible to be appointed in this exceptional Advisory Board. The term of service shall be of two years. Advisory Board members may serve multiple terms. During 2018 Summer Board Meeting at Bronx Community College, HETS officers unanimously approved the candidates for the first inductees positions. HETS proudly welcomes and presents the members of this exclusive committee of distinguished professionals as follows (to read a brief bio click on each name):

The main role of the excel nominees is to provide non-binding strategic advice to the HETS Consortium, through their active participation in Board of Directors meetings. The term of service on this Advisory Board shall be of two years, with the option of serving multiple terms.

Dr. Ricardo Fernández

Former President, Lehman College

Lehman College is one of the HETS Consortium’s founding members (1993), led by Dr. Ricardo Fernández, who served as President of the institution for 26 years. Dr. Fernández made extraordinary contributions to the HETS Consortium as Chairman (2001-2004), and Vice Chairman (1998 to 2000). He was also a very active member of the Board and showed his genuine interest in the progress of the organization throughout his 24 years of involvement in the organization. On HETS 10th Anniversary in 2003, Dr. Fernández was recognized as Board Member of the Year for his commitment to the Consortium. Under his leadership, Lehman College sponsored several HETS meetings and events throughout the organization’s history.

“Every ending is a new beginning. As we look forward to another commencement, I am preparing to end my tenure as the President of Lehman College. This was not an easy decision; nor was it one that I made lightly. But after twenty-six years at the helm of Lehman College I can look back at my first day here—September 1, 1990—and the two-and-a-half decades that followed with immense pride at the things we have accomplished.” To visit Lehman’s College page honoring Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández leadership go to:   Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández Looks Back at His 26-Year Presidency. Dr. Fernández was inducted, as one of the first members to the HETS Advisory Committee on July 2018.

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