Inter-American University HETS New Hosting Institution-

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From September 4, 2015, HETS has a new home. After 9 years hosted by Ana G. Méndez University System, HETS is relocating to the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. During these years, HETS had in AGMUS not only a host institution and a member, but one of its greatest collaborators. Throughout this time, HETS worked hand in hand with multiple departments and units at the AGMUS, including Sistema TV, its hosting unit.

“We are incredibly grateful for the hospitality and generosity of the leaders and staff at Ana G. Mendez. We are especially grateful to Dr. José F. Méndez, its President, not only for opening the doors to us, but making us feel at home and putting its resources at our service”, said Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director.

HETS new host is another of its best collaborators. The Inter American University has been actively involved throughout the Consortium’s history. The institution has hosted many of HETS events, including the Student Leadership Showcase, multiple workshops, and HETS Board Meetings. Like AGMUS, the IAUPR is one of HETS founding members. Moreover, its President, Manuel J. Fernós is currently the President of HETS Board of Directors and one of HETS main supporters throughout the more than 20 years of history of the organization.

This is not the first time HETS has been hosted by the Inter American University. Nine years ago, from 2002 to 2006, HETS was hosted at the Central Office of the IAUPR. Before that, it was the University of Puerto Rico. Given the consortia nature of HETS, it is not uncommon for the organization to be hosted by different member institutions. This gives the organization an opportunity to interact more closely with other member institutions and impact them directly.

“We are very glad to be back at the Inter American University. We thank President Manuel Fernós for the opportunity to call the Inter American our home once more. We are certain that this new stage will continue opening doors for both HETS and the institution”, added the Executive Director.

HETS new office location will be at the Metropolitan Campus of the IAUPR in Cupey, Puerto Rico. Member institutions, partners, collaborators, and other stakeholders can now contact HETS at 787-250-1912, extensions 2372 and 2372 or info@hets.org.

HETS closes academic year with its summer Board Meeting in NYC and welcoming twelve new members-

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HETS Board of Directors meeting, June 2015 at Fiterman Hall, BMCC, NYC.

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 s2015HETS_DSC1870-crop-discussionome 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.

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Part of the HETS Executive Committee and Corporate Members from Grupo Parada, Educational Testing Services, Rosetta Stone and Transworld Systems, Inc.

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 Committee, presented and demonstrated to participants some of the tools and resources free of charge available for them at the Virtual Plaza. Board of Directors agreed to appoint Eng. Gladys Nieves, President, EDP University to continue as HETS Secretary until next year elections due to the retirement of Dr. Dario Cortés. They also approved the appointments of new Regional Representatives as follows: for the East, Dr. Antonio Perez, President, BMCC; and for the West region Dr. Lorena Meza, Vice President, Student Affairs, California State University, San Marcos. Board members also welcomed representatives from new members; Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, California State University in Long Beach and San Marcos, Houston Community College, Cumberland County College, NOVA Southeastern University in San Juan, Columbia Central University and corporates members Rosetta Stone and Trasnworld Systems, Inc. In addition, they had the chance to network and exchange thoughts with representatives from other corporate members, who also participated in the corporate session.

Concurrent with the Board meeting, HETS celebrated the Student Services Event for Student Affairs and IT Directors from member’s institutions. This event was transmitted live via livestream and the video will be soon available at the HETS You tube channel to benefit of the relevant discussion during this event. For more information about HETS services, please visit www.hets.org, contact us via email info@hets.org or just call us at (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910/ 8911.

 

Universia Puerto Rico celebró Taller “Gerencia de proyectos para profesionales”-

Asistentes al taller posan para foto oficial al finalizar el evento (Fuente: Universia PR)

Asistentes al taller posan para foto oficial al finalizar el evento (Fuente: Universia PR)

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 en las prácticas que deben implementarse para alcanzar la correcta planificación, control y evaluación de un proyecto de negocios.

Los participantes interactuaron a través de ejercicios grupales, iniciativa que les confirió la oportunidad de poner en práctica sus conocimientos sobre gerencia de proyectos, al tiempo que confraternizaron con representantes de diferentes organizaciones en Puerto Rico e intercambiaron impresiones, perspectivas y destrezas profesionales.

Universia Puerto Rico promueve el desarrollo de las universidades y empresas mediante actividades de capacitación orientadas hacia competencias profesionales de vanguardia. Si quieres conocer más información sobre los próximos eventos de formación de Universia, o deseas organizar un evento como este para tu empresa, escribe a: omar.hernandez@universia.net.

HETS celebrates its first ever Student Leadership Showcase in New York at BMCC-

2015HETZ_DSC4596On 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 services2015HETZ_DSC4611 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.

NYC event- presenters

Presenters of the SLS in New York. From left to right: Leo Marin, Google Inc., Jennifer Fernández, CUNY Citizenship Now!, Marcelo Rodríoguez, Grupo Parada, Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director and Ronald Bautista, Grupo Parada.

Additional success stories of professionals were presented, as part of the event agenda like: Mr. Leo Marín, Account Strategist, from Google Inc., responsible for creating, executing, and growing digital campaigns that help fortune 500 advertisers reach the US Hispanic audience, who presented the variety of resources developed by Google to students; Ms. Jennifer Fernández, City Council Program Assistant, CUNY Citizenship Now, also a bachelor degree student of Economics from Queens College and emerging leadership women, talked about her experience as student and leader at CUNY; Mr. Ronald Bautista, Digital Marketing Strategist at Grupo Parada talked about how to “Market Yourself Online” to learn how to take control your online visibility to tell your unique story on Social Media.

The event closed with the student recommendation session which will allow HETS to learn more about student interests and needs to collaborate on exploring solutions to create additional support services, followed by a raffle of articles provided by our sponsors and lunch. HETS recognized and appreciated BMCC staff that helped with the setup of their outstanding facilities and the recording of the event, and the speakers who share their expertise and experiences with our students.  These videos are availabe at the links of each presenter mentioned above or at the HETS You Tube Channel under the playlist NYC- HETS Student Leadership Showcase at BMCC.

This event is part of the HETS Student Leadership Tour for this spring semester, including the North and Northeast regions of Puerto Rico during March, 2015. Next stop of this tour will be at the Southwestern region on May 1st at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico in Ponce.  On September 25, 2015 the second HETS Student Leadership Showcase in Puerto Rico will be celebrated at the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus.

For more information about HETS services, please visit www.hets.org, or contact us via email info@hets.org or just call us at (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910 / 8911.

 

HETS participation at the 11th HACU International Conference in Guadalajara, México.

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Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo with Dr. Tomas Morales, HETS Board member.

AlbertYuby-HACU2015HETS 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.

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Campus Puerto Rico and HETS presentations to students of the Medicine School Puerto Rican at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara.

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Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo with Dr. Antonio Flores. HACU President and CEO.

On the other hand, HETS Executive Director was invited by the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) to present HETS services to a group of Puerto Rican students enrolled at the UAG Medicine School, as part of the Agreement signed with the Puerto Rico Department of State (PRDS)to promote the Puerto Rico Campus initiative. Mr. Alexis Morales Freese, Auxiliary Secretary from the PRDS was presenting this initiative to a concurrent group of students.

 

Universidad Interamericana nueva institución sede de HETS-

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Desde el 4 de septiembre de 2015, HETS tiene un nuevo hogar. Luego de nueve años en el Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez, HETS se relocaliza a la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. Durante los pasados nueve años, HETS tuvo en el SUAGM no sólo a una institución sede y miembro, sino a uno de sus grandes colaboradores. A través de este tiempo, HETS trabajó mano a mano con múltiples departamentos y unidades en SUAGM, incluyendo Sistema TV, su unidad anfitriona.

“Estamos sumamente agradecidos por la hospitalidad y generosidad de los líderes y el equipo de trabajo de Ana G. Méndez. En especial, estamos muy agradecidos con el Dr. José F. Méndez, no sólo por abrirnos las puertas, sino también hacernos sentir como en casa y poner sus recursos a nuestro servicio”, expresó Yubelkys Montalvo, Directora Ejecutiva de HETS.

La nueva institución sede de HETS es otra de sus grandes colaboradores. Por años, La Universidad Interamericana ha estado activamente involucrada en el Consorcio. Esta institución ha sido sede de muchos de los eventos de HETS, incluyendo el “Student Leadership Showcase”, múltiples talleres y reuniones de la Junta de Directores de HETS. Más aún, su Presidente, el Licenciado Manuel J. Fernós, es el presidente actual de la Junta de HETS y uno de sus principales partidarios a través de los más de 20 años de historia de la organización. Al igual que el SUAGM, la UIAPR es una de las instituciones miembros fundadoras del Consorcio.

Ésta no es la primera vez que la Interamericana es institución sede de HETS. Hace nueve años, desde el 2002 al 2006, HETS tuvo su sede en la Oficina Central de la UIAPR. Antes de esto, su sede fue la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Debido a la naturaleza de esta organización como consorcio, no es poco común que la organización alterne sus sedes. Esto le da la oportunidad a interactuar de forma más cercana con otras de sus instituciones miembros e impactarlas más directamente.

“Estamos muy contentos de estar en la Universidad Interamericana. Agradecemos al Presidente Fernós por la oportunidad de llamar a la ‘Inter’ nuestro hogar nuevamente. Estamos seguros de que esta nueva etapa continuará abriendo puertas tanto para HETS como para la institución”, añadió la Directora Ejecutiva.

La nueva oficina de HETS estará localizada en el Recinto Metropolitano de la Universidad Interamericana en Cupey. Las instituciones miembros, socios y colaboradores de HETS pueden comunicarse a través del 787-250-1912, extensiones 2372 y 2372 o info@hets.org.

 

Student Support Services event gathered experts in NYC to maximize the use of the HEST Virtual Plaza-

2015HETS_DSC1866-sss-eventConcurrent 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 the2015HETS_DSC1859-SSS-close-up E-Writing Modules, Financial Aid and Internships to complement HETS member services to increase retention among Hispanics; Identify new resources you would like to receive from HETS; Maximize the use of Bilingual Entrepreneurship Courses, STEM and Student Readiness resources to increase student motivation and engagement in the online and face to face environments and ITs recommendations to make services more accessible to students at HETS member institutions. These sessions were directed by Ms. Yelixa Castro, HETS Executive Assistant and Public Relations Coordinator, who also presented several of HETS student services available free of charge accessible from the HETS Virtual Plaza.

The event closed with a brief presentation of the discussion results and recommendations to the HETS Board of Directors which allowed HETS to learn more about student interests and needs and the best ways to create additional support services for them and our member institutions. HETS would like to recognize BMCC’s staff that helped with the setup of their outstanding facilities at Fiterman Hall and the live transmission and recording of the event. To watch the recording of this event click here. For more information about HETS services, please visit http://hets.org/, or contact us via email info@hets.org or just call us at (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910 / 8911.

Cierra con broche de oro el encuentro de líderes del HETS Student Leadership Tour-

participantes2El 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.

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Banda Pionera y abanderadas de la PUCPR durante la bienvenida a los participantes del tour región suroeste.

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 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.

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Comité Asesor de Estudiantes entregando premio a participante durante la rifa.

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Católica Dance Team

El evento finalizó con la invitación formal de la Directora Ejecutiva de HETS, Yubelkys Montalvo, al Student Leadership Showcase nacional el 25 de septiembre en el Teatro del Recinto Metropolitano de la Universidad Interamericana, el tradicional sorteo de regalos gracias a los auspiciadores del evento y la presentación de Católica Dance Team.

Para información de los servicios de HETS, visita www.hets.org, o envíe un correo electrónico a info@hets.org,o favor llamar al (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910 / 8911.

Dio comienzo el Tour del Student Leadership Showcase, encuentro de líderes HETS-

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Prof. Lydia Collazo, Rectora de NUC, Arecibo dando la bienvenida a los participantes del tour de la región noroeste.

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Región norte reunida en el Anfiteatro Ignacio Morales Nieva de la Universidad del Turabo.

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 abril en Borough of Manhattan Community College en la ciudad de New York y el 1 de mayo en la región Suroeste en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de PR, en Ponce.

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Una de las ganadoras durante la rifa de regalos de nuestros auspiciadores.

El evento finalizó con la invitación formal de la Directora Ejecutiva de HETS, Yubelkys Montalvo, al Student Leadership Showcase nacional el 25 de septiembre en el Teatro del Recinto Metropolitano de la Universidad Interamericana y con un sorteo de regalos de los auspiciadores del evento.

Para información de los servicios de HETS, visita www.hets.org, o envíe un correo electrónico a info@hets.org,o favor llamar al (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910 / 8911.

Columbia Central University le invita a su: SIMPOSIO DE RELACIONES INTERNACIONALES Y DIPLOMACIA

Slide1Columbia 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.

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