2018 Best Practices Showcase- Call for Proposals

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Celebrating Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success
in Higher Education

February 1st- February 2nd, 2018
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Click here to download 2018 BPS Call for Proposals document

Process to submit your proposal

Submit online your proposal on the following form:

Evaluation Criteria

The Evaluation Committee will evaluate submitted projects on the basis of the criteria below. Each area will be rated on a scale from 1 to 7 (1= non-satisfactory; 7 =outstanding), for a maximum of 63 points.

  1. Level of innovation
  2. Meaningful use of technology – demonstrates not only how technologies were put into place but also how effectively those technologies were use in achieving the goals of the project
  3. Demonstrated benefit to overall student success and institutional effectiveness
  4. Use of specific examples, evidence, or indicators to demonstrate project success
  5. Usefulness and replicable initiatives
  6. Well-planned, systematic, and cost effective project
  7. Quality of the proposal
  8. Hispanic focus
  9. Lessons learned

Make sure to take into account the above-mentioned evaluation criteria when writing your proposal. Presentations of up to three presenters will be considered. Allotted time for presentation will be of 45 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for participants’ questions. The deadline to submit your proposal is November 17, 2017, and the expected date to notify the status of your proposal is November 30, 2017.





Student Leadership Showcase, Lehman College, May 2017

Please download the CT flyer and TERC flyer identified with your institution name. If your institution is not listed, you may either use HETS flyers. If you need more information, please contact HETS office by email: info@hets.org or calling (787) 250-19 12 extensions 2372, 2373.

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Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Queensborough Community College

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Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Southeast Missouri State University

Guía_de_Utilización_TERC_Flyer_(ENG) – Southeast Missouri State University

Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Guía_de_Utilización_TERC_Flyer_(ENG) – John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – LaGuardia Community College

Guía_de_Utilización_TERC_Flyer_(ENG) – LaGuardia Community College

Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Lehman College

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Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Medgar Evers College

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Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Hostos Community College

Guía_de_Utilización_TERC_Flyer_(ENG) – Hostos Community College

Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – College of Staten Island

Guía_de_Utilización_TERC_Flyer_(ENG) – College of Staten Island

Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Cumberland County College

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Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Bronx Community College

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Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Bergen Community College

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Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – Borough of Manhattan Community College

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Guía_de_Utilización_CT_Flyer_(ENG) – HETS

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Second HETS Student Leadership Showcase in New York

AgendaR1NYCThe HETS Consortium celebrated its HETS Student Leadership Showcase for the second time on April 1HETS S Leadership Tour Invitaciones_8x11_JCC5, 2016. This time the event was hosted by John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This was an exclusive event for leaders at HETS member institutions student organizations in New York. The main purpose of this event was to promote free of charge access to student services online that can support their academic goals! Among these services they learned about information from scholarships, internships, job search, online tools and tips about careers. We will also shared with them topics about how to use technology to maximize their resources, and success stories of professionals. Moreover, we learned about students interests and needs to collaborate on exploring solutions to create additional support services. To learn more about the happenings of the event, please go to: HETS celebrates its Student Leadership Showcase in New York at John Jay College.

For your reference, you can access below, the links to watch the presentations of the first HETS Student Leadership Showcase in New York.  Enjoy!

Presentation:HETS Free of Charge Services for Students, Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director

Presentation by Leo Marín, Account Strategist, Hispanic Ad Sales Team, Google Inc.

Presentation by Jennifer Fernández, City Council Program Assistant, CUNY Citizenship Now

Presentation: Marketing Yourself Online, Ronald Bautista, Digital Marketing Strategist, Grupo Parada

Bienvenidos al foro “Espacio Colaborativo”

¡Saludos, Colegas! Acabo de abrir un foro como espacio para colaborar los unos con otros en inquietudes que afrontamos al diseñar y conducir cursos en línea. Les invito a compartir sus ideas en este espacio. Podremos apoyarnos compartiendo dudas e inquietudes, describiendo lo que hacemos, las estrategias que usamos, herramientas y recursos. También podremos compartir lecturas y referencias que nos apoyen y ayuden a clarificar nuestras dudas.

¡Gracias por participar!

Lin Collazo Carro

Lin Collazo Carro

Associate Dean of Students at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where she leads the Internationalization, Placement and Employment Office. Lawyer and Notary Public, admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar in February 2015. Graduated Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 2014, with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Achieved a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus in 2008. B.A. in Psychology from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus in 2002.

José Jaime Rivera

Dr José Jaime RiveraJosé Jaime Rivera, who is the formal president of the University of the Sacred Heart from 1992 to 2014. Throughout his more than forty two years of experience, he has occupied key administrative leadership positions in Puerto Rico and United States. He has also served as evaluator for accreditation and consultant in academic development, institutional assessment, strategic planning, and accreditation for universities in Puerto Rico, United States, Mexico, Argentina, Switzerland, Spain, and Dominican Republic.


Dr. Rivera is active in community and professional organizations. In December 2009, he was re-elected to the commission on higher education of the middle states association of colleges and school.  He was the HETS treasurer of the Board of Directors, member of the Board of Directors of the historical foundation of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, and of the college entrance examination board’s advisory group, among other organizations. He has received numerous awards and recognition, including the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities [HACU] President’s Award of Excellence, and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education [AAHHE] distinguished leadership award, among others. Dr. Rivera is a member of professional associations in the fields of economics and higher education, member of the Puerto Rico Academy of the Spanish Language, and a correspondent member of the “Real Academia de la Lengua Española”. Dr. Rivera holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Puerto Rico (magna cum laude-1967); a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from New York University (summa cum laude-1972); and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Organizational and Administrative Studies from New York University (summa cum laude-1981).

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Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase

Celebrating Innovation in Retention, Assessment, Internationalization and Placement to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education

NOTE: Feel free to send any questions regarding the presentations via email to: info@hets.org. On the subject line please write: 2017 VBPS inquiry for presenter. On your message make sure to specify to whom the question is addressed (name of presenter) and the title of the presentation you are referring to. HETS office will contact you with the answer provided.

February 9 to February 17, 2017
February 9 Live Opening Presentation @ the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Central Offices First Floor Multi-use Classroom | Opening Session
To register to this face to face opening presentation please go to Registration.


Dr. José Jaime Rivera
Former President, Universidad Sagrado Corazón

Lcda. Lin Collazo Carro
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Law School

Dra. Iris Camacho Meléndez
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Law School

Asynchronous presentations will be uploaded and available 24 hours from February 9 to 17, 2017


Second Week
February 13 to February 17, 2017
February 15
Track 1: Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning
(top highest scored presentation)
Title: Towards a Predictive Model of Community College Student Success in Blended Classes
By: Edward Volchok, Ph. D.
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
February 16
Track 2: Internationalization
Title: Strategies to Promote Internationalization and to Develop Global Citizens via Distance Learning
By: Dr. David Méndez
Vice President, International Affairs
Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS)
February 17 (Friday) Track 3: Placement
By: Lisanette Rosario
Director of Career Services
Hostos Community College/CUNY
Live webcast presentations will be archived at the platform and will be accessible with the rest of asynchronous presentations.


February 9 – February 17, 2017
All presentations will be accessible 24 hours at the platform.
Asynchronous presentations (available 24 hours from February 9 to February 17, 2017)
Track Presentation Title Author(s), Institution
Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning Assessment of Introduction of College mathematics using the help of Test Generator Software Tavir Prince
Associate Professor of Mathematics | Hostos Community College, City University of New York
Important Keys for developing success online courses and increase retention Bessie Rivera Figueroa
Director of Instructional Design | Corporate Online Division
The Use of Discussions to Enhance Student Engagement, Learning, and Retention in Online Courses Discussions are useful tools for creating engagement, assessing learning, and increasing retention in online courses Rolando J. Méndez-Fernández
Assistant Professor + Department Chair | Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus
Towards a Predictive Model of Community College Student Success in Blended Classes Edward Volchok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor | Queensborough Community College
Liberating Pedagogy with Cutting Edge Instructional Design: John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) (educates a diverse student population with 37% Hispanic Students) Dr. Patrick O’Hara
Professor of Public Management | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Holly Davenport
Associate Director of Instructional Design | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

The Project was the online development of the course PAD744 – capital and operational budgeting – for the MS degree in security management David M. Shapiro
Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting program. Serves on the college wide faculty senate, college council, and teaching and learning center advisory board, and the departmental curriculum and strategic planning committees. Chairs the curriculum committee. | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Internationalization Strategies to promote internalization and to develop global citizens via distance learning Dr. David Méndez
Associate Vice President, International Affairs | Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS)
VDI and DJVID: The Solution to Universal Design for Students with Accessibilities Patricia Kahn
CIO and Assitant Vice President for Information Technology Services and High Performance Computing Center | College of Staten Island

Linda John
Director of Academic Computing | College of Staten Island

Mark Lewental
Director of Library and Media Technologies | College of Staten Island

Contribución de la Cátedra José Martí a la Internacionalizacion Silvia M. Alberti Cayro
Bibliotecaria II Coordinadora de la Cátedra José Martí | Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico – Recinto Metropolitano
Placement Lisanette Rosario
Director of Career Services – Hostos Community College/CUNY

Miembro del Comité Asesor de Comunicaciones de HETS presenta primer modelo de liderazgo enfocado en la mujer.

María Socorro Rosario

Dra. Maria S. Rosario creadora de “The Pow-Wow Model”.

La Dra. Maria S. Rosario, colaboradora y miembro del Comité Asesor de Comunicaciones de HETS, presentó recientemente los resultados del modelo de liderazgo asociados al desempeño de la mujer ejecutiva en cargos directivos que desarrolló como parte de su tesis doctoral. El Nuevo Día reseñó la noticia de este innovador modelo en su sección de negocios. Además, la Asociación de Mujeres Empresarias Ellevate, realizó un evento para discutir este modelo con un panel reactor formado por: Dr. José Díaz, Ivonne Arroyo y moderado por el reportero Rafael Lamas. Ver abajo la imagen de la noticia publicada. El enlace para leerla en línea:  ¿Tienes lo necesario para ser una CEO?








HETS proud ICANN At-Large Member

icann-at-largeTo reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate these unique identifiers, across the world. Without that coordination, we wouldn’t have one global Internet. ICANN, formed in 1998, is a not-for-profit global organization dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and inter-operable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers. Within ICANN, the At-Large Community acts on the interests of Internet users. There are over 200 At-Large Structures (ALSes) around the world and a growing number of individual members. Whether it is an Internet-related consumer rights group, an academic organization, or a public-minded individual, we share a passion for furthering the development of ICTs and contributing to policies that influence the technical coordination of the Domain Name System. We work to ensure that the Internet continues to serve the global public interest.

The five RALOs unite ICANN’s At-Large Structures (ALSes) and individual members based on their geographic regions. As the information conduit and facilitators, RALOs disseminate information from ICANN, promote the participation of their members, and channel the regional user point of view to ICANN. Each RALO is governed by its own organizing documents, including a Memorandum of Understanding with ICANN. Playing a key role in ICANN’s regional strategies, several RALOs partner with ICANN to facilitate the development of critical infrastructure for the Domain Name System. At-Large Structures (ALSes) form the basis of the At-Large community. Whether it is an Internet-related consumer rights groups or an academic organization, all share the passion in furthering the development of Information and Communication Technologies and contributing to policy activities that influence the technical coordination of the Domain Name Systems. Within ICANN, we work to ensure that the Internet continues to serve the global public interests. HETS has been represented in NARALO (North America Region) since 2014.

In April 2017, the NARALO General Assembly was celebrated with 26 NARALO At Large Structures (including HETS) who came together during an allocated event at ARIN 39 in. The Face to Face meeting aimed to energize the community to become more active in outreach and engagement, ICANN policy comments and involvement with Workstream 2 working groups. The collective efforts of staff, volunteers and ALS members are committed to seeing NARALO become more active through the creation of a proactive strategic plan, NARALO CROPP FY 18 plan, Webinars and On-boarding sessions on working groups and policy issues. To learn more about this gathering please go to: NARALO General Assembly Report 2017.

Luis Balbino

luis-balbinoNacido en Mayagüez, se crió en el Barrio Voladoras de Moca y estudió en las escuelas públicas de ese municipio. Es hijo de Luis Arroyo e Ildeisabel Colón, empleado postal y ama de casa respectivamente. Tras haber sido acelerado en la escuela, fue admitido a los 11 años al Colegio de Mayagüez a estudiar física teórica. Obtuvo su bachillerato en dicha materia en 2006. Luego hizo una maestría en física, aplicada a problemas de economía. Estudió derecho en la Facultad Eugenio María de Hostos donde terminó sus estudios en 2012 y fue admitido a la profesión jurídica en ese mismo año. En 2006 comenzó funciones como Instructor en el Departamento de Física del Colegio de Mayagüez y en 2009 comenzó a desempeñarse como consultor en la empresa privada. En 2013 se integró como Director Legislativo de la Oficina del Senador Ángel Rosa. Ahí trabajó con legislación para regular el mercado financiero de Puerto Rico, la Ley 93-2013. También atendió el problema de reestructuración de la deuda de Puerto Rico, participando en la redacción del primer proyecto de ley de reestructuración. También ha redactado con legislación para fomentar la despolitización de la administración pública y la ética en el gobierno.

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