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  • HETS closes academic year with its summer Board Meeting in NYC and welcoming twelve new members- The HETS summer Board of Directors meeting was held June 29 and 30, 2015 in New York, NY. The meeting took place at Fiterman Hall, hosted by Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). We were delighted to welcome representatives from 26 of our 45 institutional members, including some of our 12 new members’ institutions from California, New York, New Jersey and Texas and two new corporate members. This Board meeting closes academic year 2014-2015, a very exciting year for the organization and its members, as it completed numerous new projects as part of our strategic plan approved that focus on access, retention and assessment. Among the news HETS shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: tailored online workshop offerings; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza, redesign and new appearance of the HETS Online Journal and also the results of the recently celebrated HETS Leadership Showcase in NY and the Student Leadership Tour in PR in which members of the Student ...
  • Student Support Services event gathered experts in NYC to maximize the use of the HEST Virtual Plaza- Concurrent with its Summer Board of Directors Meeting, HETS celebrated on June, 29 2015, the Student Support Services Event in New York City at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Participants from Bergen Community College, Berkeley College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, Inter American University of PR in Puerto Rico and NY, Cumberland County College and Borough of Manhattan Community College took advantage of this event and collaborated in a very deep and interesting discussion regarding HETS free of charge services available for students through our Virtual Plaza portal. The main purpose of this event was to identify and share strategies in using HETS Student Support Services to increase access and retention, and explore additional ways to collaborate through HETS on how to maximize the use of the Testing and Education Reference Center and Career Transitions tools to evidence success, retention, and college completion; Maximize the use of the E-Writing Modules, Financial Aid and Internships to complement HETS member services to increase retention among Hispanics; Identify new resources you ...
  • Universia Puerto Rico celebró Taller “Gerencia de proyectos para profesionales”- Como parte de la colaboración entre HETS y Universia de PR, la Directora Ejecutiva de HETS, Yubelkys Montalvo, recibió capacitación de primer nivel en materia de gestión de negocios. La formación basada en dinámica de equipos es fuente de múltiples beneficios para los asistentes a un taller. Por un lado, pueden poner en práctica sus conocimientos previos e incorporar nuevas técnicas frente a la evaluación constructiva de sus compañeros; por otro, la posibilidad de simular espacios reales de actuación confiere a la práctica el valor añadido de la experiencia. Tomando en consideración esta perspectiva didáctica, Universia Puerto Rico celebró el taller ¨Gerencia de proyectos para profesionales¨, que tuvo lugar a lo largo de toda la jornada del pasado viernes, 12 de junio, en el Salón El Morro del Centro de Operaciones Banco Santander. Al evento asistieron empleados del Banco Santander y representantes de otras organizaciones e instituciones educativas, entre las que destacan Universidad Interamericana, Universidad Albizu y Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), recinto de Arecibo. El taller fue impartido por Enid Vargas, primera Project Management Professional (PMP) de Puerto Rico, quien profundizó ...
  • Cierra con broche de oro el encuentro de líderes del HETS Student Leadership Tour- El viernes, 1 de mayo se celebró el último de los tres eventos del HETS Student Leadership Tour pautados para este semestre en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ponce. Más de 100 estudiantes de las instituciones miembros de HETS de la región suroeste se dieron cita en el Complejo Deportivo de la institución para aprender sobre los servicios libre de costo de HETS para estudiantes. Los participantes fueron recibidos por la Banda Pionera y las abanderadas de PUCPR con una magistral presentación. La bienvenida oficial de la sede del evento estuvo a cargo de la Prof. Myriam Daisy López de la Vicepresidencia de Asuntos Estudiantiles, quien expresó su agradecimiento por llevar el evento hasta la región para beneficio de los estudiantes que no pudieron asistir al primer evento nacional. Tal como ocurrió en los eventos anteriores, miembros del Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de HETS presentaron la variedad de servicios que tiene disponible libre de costo en www.hets.org y en especial su Plaza Virtual www.virtualplaza.org para apoyar su meta académica, incrementar la retención y las oportunidades de éxito en sus estudios ...
  • HETS celebrates its first ever Student Leadership Showcase in New York at BMCC- On April 10, 2015, HETS celebrated its first ever HETS Student Leadership Showcase in New York City at Borough of Manhattan Community College. More than 40 students participated from institutions like: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Lehman College, Berkeley College, Bergen Community College, Queensborough Community College and Hostos Community College, and took advantage of this event celebrated for the first time on the north east region. The main purpose of this event was to promote free of charge access to student services online provided by HETS that can support their academic goals and share with them topics about how to use technology to maximize their resources. Those services were presented by Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director, who also invited students to be part of the HETS Student Advisory Committee to work hand in hand with the Committee established in Puerto Rico, and encouraged them to submit proposals of any innovative project developed by them to showcase it in future students’ events and encourage others to do the same. Additional success stories of professionals were presented, as part of the event agenda ...
  • Dio comienzo el Tour del Student Leadership Showcase, encuentro de líderes HETS- El pasado viernes, 20 de marzo comenzó el tour del evento para estudiantes HETS Student Leadership Showcase con la visita a la región Norte en la Universidad del Turabo (Gurabo) y el viernes 27 de marzo en National University College (Arecibo) para atender la región Noroeste. En estos eventos miembros del Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de HETS presentaron la variedad de servicios que tienen disponible libre de costo en www.hets.org y en especial su Plaza Virtual (www.virtualplaza.org) para apoyar su meta académica, incrementar la retención y las oportunidades de éxito en sus estudios como parte de los beneficios de su membresía. Además de su participación en este tour, el Comité Asesor de Estudiantes ayudará a coordinar eventos futuros y a identificar los intereses y necesidades de los estudiantes para colaborar en la búsqueda de soluciones y servicios que los apoyen. Otro de los propósitos de evento, antesala al evento nacional, es reclutar estudiantes que tengan proyectos innovadores que sirvan de ejemplo y entusiasmen a otros estudiantes a realizar los suyos. Las próximas paradas de este tour lo son el 10 de ...
  • HETS participation at the 11th HACU International Conference in Guadalajara, México. HETS Executive Director, Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo participated with Mr. Albert Troche, one of the HETS Student Advisory Committee members, at the HACU International Conference held on February 25 to 27, 2015 in Guadalajara, México. Thanks to the collaboration of HACU and the sponsorship of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, HETS was able to travel to México and have an exhibitor to promote the services offers to students, faculty and administrators among the participants of the event, including the student track. During the conference, Executive Director was able to attend the plenary and concurrent sessions regarding the 100,000 Strong in the Americas; Challenges and Opportunities for a more Prosperous and Fair Hemisphere. Institutions from USA and Latin-American were represented, and share their projects related to Cross-national collaboration, the Internationalization of Higher Education, strengthening university partnerships, student mobility, U.S. Accreditation, among others. Executive Director participated of several sessions and plenary sessions. Ms. Montalvo also has the opportunity to meet some of the leaders of HACU and other organizations participating, including HETS members attending the conference. On the other hand, HETS Executive Director ...
  • Columbia Central University le invita a su: SIMPOSIO DE RELACIONES INTERNACIONALES Y DIPLOMACIA Columbia Central University, institución miembro del Consorcio HETS, le invita al Simposio de Relaciones Internacionales y Diplomacia los días 8, 9 y 10 de abril del 2015.  El simposio constará de trece (13) conferencias presenciales en horario de 8:00 am a 4:30 pm, en el Centro Criollo de Ciencia y Tecnología del Caribe (C3TEC) en el Municipio Autónomo de Caguas.  El Simposio tiene un costo adelantado de $150.00 y en la puerta $175.00. Para registrarse favor de enviar un correo electrónico a la División de Educación Continuada y Adiestramiento a deca@columbiaco.edu o descargando el siguiente documento: Opúsculo Simposio Relaciones Internacionales y Diplomacia completando la forma y enviándola al fax (787) 743-4641 o (787) 746-5616. Para más información sobre este evento puede comunicarse con la División de Educación Continuada y Adiestramiento (DECA) de Columbia Central University en el teléfono (787) 258-1501 exts. 203 y 209.
  • Mejores Prácticas en la Educación a Distancia: Encuentro PEAFAL 2015. El encuentro PEAFAL: Mejores Prácticas en la Educación a Distancia se llevará a cabo el viernes, 24 de abril de 2015. En celebración al Día del Educador a Distancia invitamos a todo instructor, investigador y administrador de programa de estudios a distancia de instituciones de educación superior o de áreas de educación a distancia a presentar propuestas para el Encuentro PEAFAL: Mejores Prácticas en la Educación a Distancia.  En esta ocasión, estará con nosotros el Dr. Lorenzo García Aretio, uno de los mayores exponentes de la educación a distancia a nivel internacional. Para presentar propuestas, registro e información adicional accede al portal o comunícate con nosotros. TEL. 787.284.1912 EXTS. 2124, 2130 Y 2055 CICE@PONCE.INTER.EDU UNIVERSIDAD INTERAMERICANA DE PUERTO RICO RECINTO DE PONCE PROYECTO DE ENRIQUECIMIENTO ACADÉMICO PARA LA FACULTAD EN LÍNEA ¡Reserva tu espacio en ponce.inter.edu/ed/peafal15! Pulse aquí para descargar afiche de convocatoria de propuestas.
  • Link to the videos of the 2015 Virtual Best Practices Showcase, and its Opening Experts Panel. Click here to access the video of the HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase panel discussion held on Thursday, January 15th at Universidad del Este.  This panel of experts was moderated by HETS Vice Chair and President of National University College, Dr. Gloria Baquero-Lleras. The tracks of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase were discussed by the following panel of experts: Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning: Ms. Carol Smith-Cuevas, Assistant Provost, Online, Berkeley College Pedagogy Strategies for Online Courses: Dr. Juan “Tito” Meléndez, Professor at University of Puerto Rico Mobile Technologies: Mr. Edgar González, Director Distance Education, University of Texas Pan American For the benefit of those who were not able to attend to this inaugural session, or watch it through the live webcast, we invite you to access the event recording in HETS You Tube Channel. In addition to the Opening panel of experts, you can also watch the recorded sessions of the presentations that were transmitted live during this virtual event. This event is intended to celebrate Innovation in Access, Retention and Assessment in Distance Learning Education to Promote Hispanic Student Success in ...
  • Cengage Learning y HETS te invitan a explorar el mundo de National Geographic Virtual Library libre de costo! Nos place anunciar el acceso gratuito a la librería virtual de National Geographic durante todo el mes de febrero de 2015, gracias a la alianza con Cengage Learning. El propósito de este acceso gratuito es dar a conocer esta valiosa esta herramienta para que pueda evaluarla y lograr establecer con Cengage Learning una tarifa de descuento que beneficie a  las instituciones miembros  de HETS en Puerto Rico interesadas en adquirir este servicio, como parte de las recomendaciones de la Junta de Directores de HETS en su pasada reunión de enero de 2015. Enlaces importantes para tomar ventaja de este servicio: Haga click para ver el  video en español que describe la librería virtual de National Geographic El proceso para  obtener el enlace a National Geographic  y la clave de acceso es llenar una breve forma con sus datos de contacto en: http://hets.org/?p=7501. También podrá obtener su clave de acceso a través del banner alusivo a esta promoción en la página principal de www.hets.org. Recuerde compartirnos su opinión de este servicio por email a: info@hets.org, y si entiende que su institución le pudiera interesar adquirir ...
  • Nursing Programs directors gathered to learn about Lehman College’s Hybrid Program. A Nursing Programs Event, was also celebrated concurrent to the HETS Board meeting on Friday, June 16, 2015. This event was directed to all member institutions with Nursing Programs in its curriculum.  Directors and other principals of Nursing Programs at HETS member institutions took advantage of this event exclusively for them. Moderated by Brenda Hernández-Acevedo, RN, MSN, VP of Innovation and Institutional Quality, Atenas College; the purpose of this event was to learn about Best Practices in designing a hybrid Nursing Program. Prof. Natasha Nurse, RN, CNS, Lecturer, Nursing Department; and Prof. Myriam Jean Cadet APRN, MSN, FNP-C, Substitute lecturer, Nursing Department at Lehman College presented the pitfalls to avoid, and how this process can be extrapolated to other LMS among others interesting initiatives presented based on their experience. The event was transmitted live the day of the event through Universidad del Este‘s U-Stream Channel and also participants that were not able to attend had the opportunity to participate online. The session was also recorded and it is available to watch it at the HETS You Tube Channel under the title Nursing ...
  • Information Technology Showcase event: presentation of the Lehman College Dashboard Tool in PR. Concurrent with its winter Board meeting, on January 15, HETS celebrated the Lehman College Dashboard Tool event hosted by Universidad del Este, AGMUS. The main purpose of the event was to share Lehman College’s best practices in specific operational and educational areas and test the system live with a real time response. This tool was developed in house by the institution Information Technology department in order to better analyze student data and serve them effectively and maximizing administrative performance. HETS welcomed participants from Information Technology departments at HETS member institutions which had the opportunity to learn about the innovative technologies created by Lehman College in its: Lehman College Dashboard Tool. The tool was presented by: Mr. Ron Bergmann, Vice President of Information Technology Division /CIO, and Ms. Lei Millman, Developer, Information Technology Division, Lehman College. For the benefit of those who didn’t attend face to face, this event was recorded and its available to watch through the HETS You Tube Channel (Lehman College Dashboard Tool Playlist). Attendees had also the opportunity to participate of the Live Opening Session of the 2015 ...
  • Board members celebrated its winter meeting along with three concurrent events. The HETS winter Board of Directors meeting was held January 15 and 16, 2015 in San Juan, PR. This meeting was at the Escuela de Hospitalidad y Artes Culinarias José A. “Tony” Santana, hosted by Universidad del Este, AGMUS.  We were delighted to welcome representatives from 22 of our 36 institutional members. This Board meeting receives academic year 2014-2015, a very exciting year for the organization and its members, as it envisions numerous new projects as part of our strategic plan approved that focus on access, retention and assessment. Among the news HETS shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: tailored online workshop offerings; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza, redesign and new appearance of the HETS Online Journal and also the presentation of the recently appointed members of HETS Student Committee, a first in our Consortium history. Board members also had the chance to network and exchange thoughts with representatives from corporate members, who participated in the corporate session. Concurrent with the Board meeting, HETS celebrated ...
  • HETS anuncia nuevas fechas de sus Talleres Individuales en Línea conducentes a créditos de Educación Continua. HETS ha desarrollado cuatro nuevos talleres individuales con créditos en Educación Continua. Cada taller tiene disponible una sección totalmente en línea para trabajarlo según su disponibilidad, con al menos una sesión sincrónica durante el taller. Al finalizar cada taller, los participantes que lo completen satisfactoriamente, obtendrán una certificación equivalente a 2.0 créditos de Educación Continua, avalada por la Escuela de Educación Continua de la Universidad del Turabo, del Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez. A continuación las fechas de los nuevos talleres individuales para este semestre académico: Taller individual: Mejores Prácticas en Trabajos Colaborativos en el Aprendizaje en Línea: Foros de Discusión y Trabajos en Equipos Virtuales. Recurso: Dr. Antonio De las Casas, UIPR Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1 Duración: 26 de enero al 20 de febrero de 2015   Taller individual: Competencias Digitales e Informacionales con los Nativos Digitales Recurso: Prof. Purísima Centeno, UPR Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1 Duración: 23 de febrero al 20 de marzo de 2015   Taller individual: Mejores Prácticas para la Retención en Línea Recurso: Prof. Ana Milena Lucumi, NUC Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1 Duración: 23 de marzo al 17 de abril de 2015   Taller individual: Mejores Prácticas de Aplicaciones Educativas Web 2.0 Recurso: Dr. Antonio ...

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