Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase 2017 – Showcase Tracks

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Showcase Tracks

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

February 9  – February 17,  2017

 

A. Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning

This track intended to showcase innovative practices that strategically use technology to support, drive, and optimize retention of Hispanic students, and promoting the effective development and implementation of assessment efforts through the innovative and strategic use of technology. It considers projects that innovatively and strategically use technology to track, measure, support, and assess Hispanic student learning success and projects that demonstrate how their approach has had a significant impact on their success in supporting and increasing Hispanic student retention in online or face to face courses or programs. Some examples included:

  1. Projects that demonstrate how your institution adopts and implements student support services to promote a higher level of motivation among students performance in online or traditional environments
  2. Projects that demonstrate how your institution manages/conducts student assessment performance in online or traditional environments
  3. Best practices using technology to assess student performance in online or traditional environments, its features, and effectiveness
  4. Strategic use of technology to manage/deal/support student body diversity and cultural shock avoidance in performance in online or traditional environments
  5. Projects that demonstrate how your institution promotes quality performance in online or traditional environments

B. Internationalization

This track intended to showcase innovative practices that strategically use technology to promote or enhance internationalization activities in distance education and regular programs.

  1. Projects that demonstrate your institution’s internationalization efforts in online or traditional programs
  2. Best practices in addressing internationalization  issues in both face-to-face education and distance education

C. Placement

This track intended to showcase innovative practices that strategically use technology to promote or enhance placement efforts at your institution

  1. Projects that demonstrate your institution’s placement efforts or activities
  2. Best practices addressing placement  issues among your students

Evaluation Criteria

The Evaluation Committee evaluated submitted projects on the basis of the following criteria. Each area was 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 in place but also how effectively those technologies were to achieving the goals in performance in online or traditional environments
  3. Demonstrated benefit to overall student success and institutional effectiveness
  4. Contribution to decision-making and improvement processes
  5. Usefulness and cost-effectiveness
  6. Use of specific examples, evidence, or indicators to demonstrate success
  7. Quality of the proposal
  8. Hispanic focus
  9. Lessons learned

Evaluation Committee

Evaluation Committee members are selected from HETS Member Institutions, based on their expertise with the nominated track to validate their peers’ proposals.

Online proposals were submitted on the following link: Call for Proposals

 

 

 

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