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  • HETS visits the East Coast of the United States to Strength Relations with Members and Partners Thursday 22nd of September 2011 HETS visits the East Coast of the United States to Strength Relations with Members and Partners Left: Dr.Robert Messina, Jr., President of Burlington County College with Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director and collaborators at BCC. Right:HETS Executive Director with Dr. Eduardo Martí, HETS Chairman and Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges (CUNY) at his office in New York. During the week of September 12-16, 2011, the HETS Executive Director visited various campuses, in our commitment to better serve our Member Institutions and explore new collaborative liaisons.  These had the purpose to reinforce internal relations and increase member’s involvement. This time we reached institutions at Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Florida. The institutions visited were:  City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), Malcom X College (CCC), Burlington County College (BCC), Bronx Community College (BXCC) and The City University of New York offices.   During our visit to Illinois, we had the opportunity to meet the new Provost at CCC, Dr. Kojo Quartey. He assigned Dr. Lizzette Richardson, Associate Vice Chancellor at CCC, as HETS representative in charge of assisting the HETS ...
  • A Legacy of Excellence: Dr. Carolyn G. Williams honored by HETS after 15 years of service as President of Bronx Community College Wednesday 21st of September 2011 A Legacy of Excellence: Dr. Carolyn G. Williams honored by HETS after 15 years of service as President of Bronx Community College Left: Dr. Carolyn Williams receive from Dr. Ricardo Fernández, President of Lehman College and Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director the recognition for her dedication to the Consortium.  Right: Dr. Eduardo Martí, HETS Chairman and Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges at CUNY and Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director records a farewell message for Dr. Williams. Bronx Community College joined the HETS Consortium in 2004 drive by the visionary President of this Institution, Dr. Carolyn Williams. For the past seven years, Dr. Williams have been actively involved in HETS initiatives in her continuous interest to contribute to higher education as part of our Board Members.  She also served as the Board of Directors Secretary for a four year period, demonstrating her commitment to evolve, learn, and engage in a new educational and technological venture. Last June 30, 2011 after 15 years of service, she was honored by colleagues in a very elegant and emotional ...
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  • HETS Expands its Services with a New International Member Institution Thursday 18th of August 2011 HETS Expands its Services with a New International Member Institution The Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia became HETS first international member institution HETS goes International! We are pleased to welcome our newest and first international member, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC).  The university has 19 campuses in different cities of the country.  Recently, HETS traveled to Bogotá, Cali and Medellín, Colombia to offer tailored workshops to several higher education institutions, among them UCC.  During this visit, they had the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of becoming a HETS Member Institution and decided to join the Consortium.  With this new membership, HETS expands its vision to South America, which is also present in Puerto Rico, New York, New ...
  • HETS 2011 Summer Board Meeting: statement of accomplishments for academic year 2010-2011 The HETS June Board of Directors Meeting was successfully held at Lehman College in Bronx, NY, on June 28 and 29.  Besides allowing the discussion of the key accomplishments of the organization during the 2011-2011 year, this meeting was crucial in the proposal for the direction of the Strategic Plan of the organization from 2011 through 2016.  Representatives of more than 20 member institutions from Puerto Rico, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania and Chicago were present at the meeting agreed on the priority activities for the next semester. Priorities include the Second HETS Best Practices Showcase, to be held in February 2012 in Puerto Rico. This event will continue to celebrate the innovative use of technology in post-secondary education as a means to foster true learning and promote the success of Hispanic college students. This time, the event will be a mixed-media conference in order to allow those who are not able to physically attend to still take advantage of the topics discussed and topics shared. Please access the February 2012 Best Practices Showcase link  to learn about this upcoming event.  HETS ...
  • Absolute success the Best Practices in Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness Showcase Event in New York The HETS Consortium recognizes the significance to diffuse an assessment culture and applying effective and efficient assessment tools. Toward this end, on June 29, HETS successfully presented the Assessment Event: Best Practices in Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness Showcase at Lehman College (LC). In order to establish an overall strategy to promote effective development and implementation of assessment efforts through the innovative and strategic use of technology to our Member Institutions; four presentations were selected to showcase their Best Practices. During the event more than 55 attendees had the opportunity to focus on the presentations from Member Institutions: John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JJC), Queensborough Community College (QBCC), Berkeley College (BC) and Bronx Community College (BCC). The event was brilliantly directed by Prof. Robert Whittaker, Associate Provost (LC) with the assistance of Prof. Alfredo Calderón. The session opened with the presentation Assessing Hispanic, Generation 1.5 student’s ability to find and correct recurring grammatical errors in their college writing by Dr. Christopher Davis, Director of the Center for English Language Support (JJC) followed by Ms. Geralyn Marchisello, Research Associate (QBCC), ...
  • New Workshop Sessions for the HETS Basic Certification, Completely Online! HETS Announces the new sessions starting August 2011. Register online today! The HETS consortium opened the new sessions completely online of the HETS Basic Certification: Integración de nuevas tecnologías en la Educación Superior. Each workshop will be validated with 12 contact hours, and at the end of the 4 workshops series, participants will get a total of 4.8 continuing education credits. Participants will have 4 weeks to complete the activities as required, giving them enough time to learn at their pace and convenience. These workshops will be offered in Moodle or Blackboard online platforms. During these workshops, each participant will have the personalized assistance of experts from some of our Member Institutions in respective topics. The scheduled dates for the HETS Basic Certification workshops are: Servicios en Línea para Estudiantes (Student Services Online) Date: August 22 to September 16, 2011 Avalúo de Cursos y Facultad en Línea (Faculty and Online Course Assessment) Date: September 19 to October 14, 2011 Creación de un Módulo Educativo ...
  • HETS reinforces its commitment with International Higher Education Institutions through collaboration with Blackboard, in Colombia HETS and Cognos OnLine, collaborated with Blackboard, Inc during the workshops presented in Colombia on June 2011 As part of the agreement with one of our Major Corporate Partners, Blackboard Inc (Bb), HETS had the opportunity to extend the collaboration, this time, to several Higher Education Institutions in Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, Colombia. These series of workshops were possible thanks to the efforts of Cognos OnLine, Bb representative in Colombia, who coordinated these events through the HETS office. More than 100 faculty members from: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá), Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores (Bogotá), Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia ( Medellín) and Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (Cali) took advantage of these workshop sessions conducted in June 2011 by one of the HETS Member Institution Expert from National University College. HETS have been recognized for its commitment to achieve excellence in Higher Education, especially among the Hispanic community. Through this collaborative agreement with Bb, HETS have been able to reach international audiences among different cities in Colombia also at Bb Forums in Mexico. HETS is constantly looking for newer and fresher ideas ...
  • Live Ustream Transmission for the HETS Best Practices in Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness at Lehman College HETS Assessment event will take place on June 29, 2011 at Lehman College HETS it’s delighted to celebrate an Assessment event at Lehman College (Bronx, NY) to highlight the Best Practices in Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Music Building, Faculty Dining (Ground Floor), Lehman College. For those interested, but not able to attend, just click here to watch the live UStream transmission the day of the event. After the evaluation of submitted proposals from different HETS Member Institutions, John Jay College, Queensborough Community College, Berkeley College and Bronx Community College have been selected to showcase their Assessment Best Practices during this event. Also, we will have a special guest from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE): Dr. Tito Guerrero, III, Vice President of MSCHE. This is an excellent opportunity to identify strategies, in higher education, focused on impacting the Hispanic student population by enhancing retention, college completion, and successful learning outcomes. Certainly, these are excellent examples of ...
  • HETS Event: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) HETS will celebrate the event: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with one of its Major Corporate Partners, Knowlity Corporation. This event was designed specifically for the benefit of IT personnel from HETS Member Institutions.
  • HETS continues its commitment with International Higher Education Institutions through collaboration with Blackboard in Mexico HETS collaborated with Blackboard Inc. during the Bb Forum in Mexico City on March 2011 As part of the agreement with one of our Major Corporate Partners, Blackboard Inc. (Bb), HETS had the opportunity to collaborate for the second consecutive year of the Bb Forum event held in Mexico City during March 2011. As part of this Forum, two of the sessions were presented by HETS Member Institution experts from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and the Ana G. Méndez University System. Participants from various higher education institutions in Mexico took advantage of different sessions during this event in which HETS has been a collaborator. Among the institutions that were represented at this workshop are: Universidad Anahuac del Sur, National Public Health Institute, University of the Americas-Puebla, Tecnológico de Monterrey- Santa Fe Campus, Virtual University of Liverpool and participants of the Distance Baccalaureate Program of the Mexican Government Federal District. HETS have been recognized for its commitment to achieve excellence in Higher Education, especially among the Hispanic community. Through this collaborative agreement with Bb, ...
  • HETS Launches Second Issue of the HETS Online Journal The Spring edition of the HETS Online Journal includes four peer reviewed articles. On October 1st, 2010 HETS launched the Inaugural issue of the HETS Online Journal, a peer reviewed electronic publication that will be published twice a year. This time, HETS proudly presents the second issue of this electronic publication, launched on March 24, 2011. The purpose of the HETS Online Journal is to disseminate the research, findings, use and best practices in online education among those interested in this topic worldwide. Especially, this publication intends to reach professionals interested in the areas of online teaching, learning, and training. The journal essentially publishes original, peer-reviewed and high quality scientific papers, research review, evidence-based articles, as well as other products of research in the field of technology in education. The Spring issue of the HETS Online Journal included a total of four peer reviewed articles. These have been submitted by authors from: the University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras Campus, Medgar Evers College, University of Puerto Rico- Cayey Campus with COBIMET and LaGuardia Community College. Carmen Pacheco, Ed. D (University ...
  • HETS Announces New Face to Face Sessions for the Advanced Certification: Integración de Nuevas Tecnologías en la Educación Superior. HETS Advanced workshops will start on April 29st, 2011. Online registration is available. HETS Professional Development Events (PDEs) have been designed to increase the awareness on the uses and advantages of technology to improve education. HETS Consortuim has opened the new face to face sessions of its Advanced Workshops. The Advanced Certification: Integración de Nuevas Tecnologías en la Educación Superior is a series of four advanced workshops in Spanish. Each workshop will be validated with 6 contact hours, and at the end of these advanced workshop series, participants will get a total of 2.4 continuing education units (CEU). Through these practical workshops, participants are able to enhance their skills in the delivery, implementation, and use of new technologies in their teaching-learning practice and student support experience. For next semester, HETS expect to offer workshops in English version, either online or face to face, for the benefit of Institutions in the United States. All Advanced Workshops will take place at the CARI Laboratory located inside the Library of the Universidad Metropolitana (Ana ...
  • HETS Announces New Workshop Sessions for its Basic Certification, Now Completely Online! Online registration is available for the new workshop sessions during this semester The HETS consortium has just opened the new sessions completely online of the HETS Basic Certification: Integración de nuevas tecnologías en la Educación Superior. Each workshop will be validated with 12 contact hours, and at the end of the 4 workshop series, participants will get a total of 4.8 continuing education credits. Participants will have 4 weeks to complete the activities as required, giving them enough time to learn at their pace and convenience. These workshops will be offered in Moodle or Blackboard online platforms. During these workshops; each participant will have the personalized assistance of specialists, in the respective topics, from some of HETS Member Institutions. The scheduled dates for the HETS Basic Certification workshops are: Servicios en Línea para Estudiantes (Student Services Online) Date: March 7 to April 1, 2011 Avalúo de Cursos y Facultad en Línea (Faculty and Online Course Assessment) Date: March 21 to April 15, 2011 Creación de un Módulo Educativo en Línea (Creation ...
  • New in www.hets.org: HETS Annual Reports HETS Annual Reports are now available on the Member’s Only Menu The Hispanic Education Technology Services (HETS) Consortium is delighted to share the recently added Annual Report section in its www.hets.org webpage. These reports can be accessed by clicking the Member’s Only menu, under Publications then Annual Reports. In 2009-2010 publication, you will find the major achievements and developments of the organization, our directory of HETS members and the summary of the outstanding projects offered during this academic year. For your convenience, past Annual Reports 2008-2009 and 2007-2008 publications has been also added to this section with PDF downloadable and Flash versions of each one. HETS is the first bilingual distance learning consortium in the United States, including Puerto Rico, with growing interest in academic collaboration initiatives among our member institutions to better serve our Hispanic community. To learn more about HETS services, who are our members and how to become a member, we invite you to visit the Membership section.

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