Celebrating Innovation in Retention, Assessment and Distance Learning to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education
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When: January 16 and 17, 2014
Where: Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR
Lodging: Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino (www.condadoplaza.com)
San Juan, PR (video about Puerto Rico)
What: Best Practices Showcases, International Speakers, Academic Fair and Networking Opportunities
Who attended: Academic leaders, staff administrators, faculty, technology staff, instructional designers, counselors, student support 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 in January 16 and 17, the 2014 HETS Best Practices Showcase focused on three main tracks: retention, assessment of student learning by standards and by competencies, and Distance Learning, in Higher Education with mission-driven emphasis on Hispanics students.
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, succeeded sharing this expertise. Once again, attendees were able to learn from the showcased works, found solutions to many common issues and even established new possibilities for collaboration with other institutions and potential partners.