2016 Best Practices Showcase
Celebrating Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success in Higher Education
When: January 14 and 15, 2016
Where: Universidad del Este, AGMUS, Carolina, PR
Lodging: Hotel San Juan Resort & Casino– San Juan, PR
What: Best Practices Showcases, International Speakers, Academic Fair and Networking Opportunities
Who attended: Academic leaders, staff administrators, faculty, technology staff, investigators, corporate representatives related to technology and education, students and general public.
HETS highlighted and celebrated the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Celebrated January 14 and 15, the 2016 HETS Best Practices Showcase was focused on three main tracks: access, retention and, assessment.
HETS has defined a “best practice” as an innovative approach or strategy that, with the effective use of technology, has proven to increase recruitment, promote student success, improve student retention and completion, and provide institutions with viable, effective, and efficient approaches to assessment. Overall, it was a celebration of innovative technology strategies in Higher Education focused on impacting the Hispanic student population by enhancing retention, college completion, and successful learning outcomes.
Certainly, HETS member institutions are experts in dealing with the Hispanic population and finding ways to provide them with opportunities to succeed, and we offered an open a space for them to share this expertise. Attendees were able not only to learn from the showcased works, but also find solutions to many common issues and even established new possibilities for collaboration with other institutions and potential partners. To watch the videos of the works showcased, please go to: HETS You Tube Channel.