• Hostos Community College hosted the Student Leadership Showcase in New York.

    Hostos Community College hosted the Student Leadership Showcase held on April 23, 2018 at it’s Savoy Multi-purpose Room in Bronx, New York. More than 40 students from Hostos and Lehman College member institutions, participated of this event. The main purpose was to promote the access to free of charge online student services that can support their academic goals, and be able to share their interests and needs to help us create additional support services. This time students also learned about how to maximize the use of digital identity and social media to support their academic and professional goals.

    The event started with a warm welcome message from the host, Dr. David Gómez, President at Hostos Community College. After his remarks, Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director, presented Ms. Débora Menieur, HETS Student Ambassador, who shared a live demonstration of HETS student services at the HETS ... Read more

  • First North American School of Internet Governance opened the discussion for the ICANN 61 Conference in San Juan Puerto Rico.

    As part of the HETS collaboration with the Internet Society PR Chapter, the first North American School of Internet Governance (NASIG) took place at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, during March 7 to 9, 2018. Students from countries like United States, Puerto Rico, Armenia, Canadá, Romania, among others, participated in this in-depth capacity building event that seeks to empower the next generation of Internet leaders. This School opened the discussion for the ICANN 61 Conference, held in San Juan Puerto Rico from April 10 to 15, 2018.

    The curriculum of the program was set-up following NASIG 2018 slogan: Many Challenges, One Internet: Your Role. The main purpose of the first part of this program was used to put the Internet Ecosystem into context, as a global network. To highlight important Internet Governance (IG) issues, influential speakers were presented such ... Read more

  • Videos of the 2018 Best Practices Showcase presentations available in HETS YouTube Channel.

    The access to the video of the Best Practices Showcased presentations during the 2018 conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico is available for the benefit of those who didn’t have the opportunity to attend. You may find them on the 2018 Best Practices Showcase webpage, under the Schedule menu.

    Celebrated in February 1st and 2nd, the 2018 HETS Best Practices Showcase highlighted and celebrated the outstanding work of its member institutions featuring local and national speakers showcasing more than 24 best practices in the tracks of Access, Retention and Distance Learning. The conference opened with a President’s Panel, moderated by HETS Chair, Dr. Carlos Vargas (Southeast Missouri State University) in which, Dr. Antonio Pérez (Borough of Manhattan Community College), Dr. Gloria Baquero (National University College), Dr. Carlos Morales (TCC Connect Campus of Tarrant ... Read more

  • The 2018 Best Practices Showcase and Academic Fair gathered more than 25 Institutions from Puerto Rico and United States.

    HETS “Celebrated Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success in Higher Education” with its Best Practices Showcase, bringing together more than 25 of its member institutions in Puerto Rico and United States. This event took place Thursday, February 1st and Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metro Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and allowed the Consortium to share innovative projects and best practices. This was the fifth time that HETS was able to host this event for the benefit of attendees from different Higher Education institutions.

    This year, the Conference featured local and national speakers and showcased more than 24 best practices in the tracks of Access, Retention and Distance Learning. The conference opened with a President’s Panel, moderated by HETS Chair, Dr. Carlos Vargas (Southeast Missouri State University) in which, Dr. Antonio Pérez (Borough of Manhattan Community College), Dr. ... Read more

  • Board Members celebrated its Winter Meeting along with the 2018 Best Practices Showcase in San Juan, PR.

    The HETS Board of Directors winter session was successfully celebrated in San Juan, PR concurrent with the 2018 Best Practices Showcase. Representatives of more than 25 member institutions from Puerto Rico, New York, Texas, Missouri, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California were present at the meeting and agreed on the priority activities for the next semester. These events were held and hosted by the Metropolitan Campus of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, in San Juan.

    The first session of the Board meeting took place on Thursday February 1st, 2018. During the first session, HETS Executive Director, Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo presented the organization’s status report and efforts to continue with planned activities and services despite the difficult circumstances and Hurricane María aftermath. Among the exiting news shared with the Board of Directors, one was the fact that seven new members join HETS.

    Two of them, Eastern Connecticut State University and Houston Community College, were ... Read more

  • 2018 Best Practices Conference program and invitation to register online.

    We are pleased to announce that the official Program for the 2018 HETS Best Practices Showcase, Celebrating Innovation to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education, has been published. This event will take place during February 1st and 2nd, 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A total of 23 presentations together with the Opening Session and a Special Panel with the winners of each track will showcase their best practices in the areas of: Access, Retention and Distance Learning in Higher Education. Online registration for the event is available at: https://hets.org/hets-events/hets-best-practices-showcase-2018/registration/. Our goal is to have representation from most HETS Member Institutions, and Hispanic Serving Institutions at this event. Reserve your space today!  For more details about the conference please visit the event page using this link: 2018 Best Practices Showcase.

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  • HETS lleva a cabo primeros adiestramientos a Estudiantes Embajadores para promover servicios disponibles a la comunidad estudiantil.

    El pasado 10 de noviembre de 2017 HETS ofreció los primeros adiestramientos para Estudiantes Embajadores de HETS sobre cómo acceder los servicios disponibles. Este grupo de estudiantes líderes han sido recomendado y seleccionados por personal de su institución con el fin de promover los servicios de apoyo al estudiante en las instituciones afiliadas al Consorcio HETS.

    Durante la mañana, el taller se ofreció en el Salón Laboratorio 4 del Centro de Informática y Telecomunicaciones del Recinto Metro de la Universidad Interamericana de PR. La Directora Ejecutiva, Sra. Yubelkys Montalvo y la Consultora de servicios Estudiantiles, la Dra, Karen Rivera, tuvieron la oportunidad de explicar los servicios, compartir ideas y recomendaciones con los siguientes embajadores: René Baéz (CUSJ), Ariel Ambert (EDPU- Hato Rey), Gabriel Maysonet (EDPU- Hato Rey), Tainelys Guzmán (UIPR Bayamón), Jafet Romero (UNE- SUAGM), Débora Menieur (UIPR Arecibo), Carlos Goicochea (UIPR ... Read more

  • HETS re opens its office after Hurricane María hits Puerto Rico-

    We are pleased to inform that HETS office has been operating from October 10th, 2017. HETS office remained closed since September 19, because due to the hurricane damage, electricity and Internet access were severely affected and there wasn’t any availability of it in the Island. We truly appreciate all the messages with your concerns, good thoughts, and disposition to help in the relief efforts. Our thoughts are also with all member institutions in PR, which have been affected and in some cases damaged too. Together we will achieve the unspeakable.

    Regarding HETS next events, HETS Executive Committee will have a special meeting to make sure all the arrangements can be made to offer the events planned.  These events includes, HETS next board meeting that is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 1st, and Friday 2nd, 2018 at the Inter American ... Read more

  • Sobre 500 líderes estudiantiles universitarios participaron del cuarto HETS Student Leadership Showcase-

    HETS celebró su cuarto HETS Student Leadership Showcase el pasado viernes, 15 de septiembre con la participación de sobre 500 líderes estudiantiles de sus 13 instituciones afiliadas en Puerto Rico, en el Teatro del Recinto Metropolitano de la Universidad Interamericana en Cupey. Durante el evento, los estudiantes tuvieron la oportunidad de compartir con oradores invitados especiales y conocer la variedad de servicios que HETS tiene disponible libre de costo para apoyar sus metas académicas,  como parte de los beneficios de su membresía.

    Como parte de la agenda del evento, el animador Osvaldo Friger dio una cálida bienvenida a los asistentes junto a la Rectora del Recinto Metro, la Profa. Marilina Wayland y la Directora Ejecutiva de HETS, la ... Read more

  • ¡Te esperamos este viernes, 15 de septiembre! Student Leadership Showcase UIPR, Recinto Metro-

    Te esperamos este viernes, 15 de septiembre de 2017 en el próximo HETS Student Leadership Showcase en el Teatro de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metropolitano en Cupey a partir de las 8:00 am. Habrá regalos para los primeros en llegar. Nuestra meta es comenzar el evento a las 9:00 am, tal como especifica la agenda a continuación:

    Este evento es libre de costo, pero los espacios son limitados.
    Haz click aquí para: reservar tu espacio en línea hoy!

    • Registro expreso: para acelerar su entrada al evento, sugerimos traiga impresa su confirmación de registro en línea.
    • Registros de grupos: para facilitar el proceso de registro, la persona encargada del grupo debe entregar listado con los nombres de los participantes presentes.

    De necesitar información adicional, favor de comunicarse vía email: info@hets.org  o teléfono al: (787) 250-1912 ext. 2372, ... Read more

  • HETS appoints a new Administrative Coordinator-

    For 24 years of service, HETS has been promoting its services to enhance student’s success and opportunities in Higher Education. To complement and strengthen this efforts, HETS hired Ms. Yarielid Torres as Administrative Coordinator. We feel incredibly grateful to welcome Yarielid to our family!

    Ms. Torres Marrero is a student at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metro Campus currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in History Education. Passionate about helping others and traveling, she demonstrates her leadership by being member of several organizations, including the Student Council at her University; a tool that has helped her develop and become a helping hand. On this new path she hopes to continue being a great example and inspire others to follow their dreams, along to help us comply with HETS mission.

    We are confident that our member institutions will help us feel Yarielid as part of our familia and that she will be an ... Read more

  • Special event gathered experts in NYC to strengthen collaboration among HETS member institutions.

    Concurrent with its Summer Board of Directors Meeting, HETS celebrated a special event in New York City for Admissions, Distance Learning and Information Technology Directors on June, 28 2017, at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). The main purpose of this event was to identify strategies, and explore ways to collaborate through HETS on maximizing the assistance for transfer students including attending the particular issues that also distance learning students would face. The session was directed by Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director, and Ms. Diane Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management at BMCC who also moderated the topic discussion. To access and read Ms. Montalvo’s presentation click here. For Diane Walleser’s presentation click here.

    Participants attended face to face this event from; Bronx Community College; California State University, San Marcos; ... Read more

  • HETS closes year 2016-2017 with its summer Board Meeting in NYC and presented its Strategic Plan for the next years.

    This Board meeting closes academic year 2016-2017, an intense year for the organization and its members, as it successfully completed the strategic plan approved for this period. During this meeting was presented the extension of the strategic plan framework corresponding to years 2017-2020 focused on core areas of access, retention and successful completion, and online learning. The HETS summer Board of Directors meeting was held June 28 and 29, 2017 in New York, NY, at Fiterman Hall, hosted by Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

    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, the redesign and enhancement of the HETS Website. Also, the results of the ... Read more

  • Decisión, Experiencia y Desarrollo

    “El futuro nos reserva algo mejor, siempre que tengamos el valor de seguir intentándolo, seguir trabajando, seguir luchando.” – Barack Obama

    Un buen líder es aquel que lucha, que no se rinde y sigue luchando hasta lograr su meta a pesar de una fuerte batalla; es aquel que, aunque ve que su meta se aleja, busca un nuevo camino hacia ella. El Ex Presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama tras su reelección en el 2012, ofreció un discurso histórico. Sin embargo, lo que marcó ese discurso fue su determinación, motivación y su inspiración para luchar y seguir construyendo un mejor mañana. Un líder es el individuo que pertenece a un grupo, y sus habilidades y características le permiten convencer a otros que trabajen en conjunto. Cuando se habla de una persona con liderazgo, estamos hablando de una persona con la capacidad genuina o formada de conducir, guiar, dirigir y orientar a ... Read more

  • Culmina la segunda edición del encuentro de líderes del HETS Student Leadership Tour –

    El viernes, 5 de mayo se celebró en las oficinas de Microsoft en Puerto Rico, el último de los cuatro eventos del HETS Student Leadership Tour pautados para este semestre. Una gran representación de estudiantes líderes de las instituciones miembros de HETS de la región norte se dieron cita para aprender sobre los servicios libre de costo de HETS para estudiantes.

    El Sr. Luis Esquivel, Director de Mercadeo para Microsoft en Puerto Rico, dio la bienvenida a los participantes y les invitó a participar de futuros eventos que ofrecerán en la isla. 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. ... Read more

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  • HETS Board Meeting

    July 12 -13, 2018

    By invitation only
    Bronx Community College, CUNY
    Bronx, NY

  • Distance Learning Key Contacts Event

    July 12, 2018

    By invitation only
    Bronx Community College, CUNY
    Bronx, NY

  • HETS 25th Anniversary Lunch

    July 12, 2018

    By invitation only
    Bronx Community College
    Bronx, New York

  • HETS Student Leadership Showcase

    14 de septiembre de 2018

    Lugar: Teatro del Recinto Metropolitano, UIPR
    Hora: 8:00 am -4:00 pm

  • Taller en Línea: Mejores Prácticas en Trabajos Colaborativos en el Aprendizaje en Línea: Foros de Discusión y Trabajos en Equipos Virtuales

    17 de septiembre -12 de octubre de 2018

    Recurso: Dr. Antonio De las Casas, UIPR
    Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1
    Duración: 17 de septiembre -12 de octubre de 2018

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  • Taller en Línea: Competencias Digitales e Informacionales con los Nativos Digitales

    22 de octubre - 16 de noviembre de 2018 (TBC)

    Recurso: Prof. Purísima Centeno, UPR
    Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1
    Duración: 22 de octubre – 16 de noviembre de 2018 (TBC)

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  • Taller en Línea: Nuevos Medios Digitales

    11 de febrero - 8 de marzo de 2019

    Recurso: Dr. Antonio Vantaggiato, USC
    Plataforma: TBC
    Duración: 11 de febrero – 8 de marzo de 2019

  • Taller en Línea: Mejores Prácticas para la Retención en Línea

    18 de marzo - 12 de abril de 2019

    Recurso: Dra. Ana Milena Lucumi, NUC
    Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1
    Duración: 18 de marzo – 12 de abril de 2019

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  • Evento: Conoce a Nuestros Recursos Expertos

    7 de septiembre de 2018

    Fecha: 7 de septiembre de 2018
    Hora: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Lugar: TBC

  • Taller Presencial: Blended Learning: Una forma diferente y única de enseñanza.

    19 de octubre de 2018

    Recurso: Prof. Iliana Ballester, USC
    Fecha: 19 de octubre de 2018
    Hora: 9:00 am -12:00 pm
    Lugar: Salones Multiusos, Oficina Central UIPR

  • Taller Presencial: Metodología... Estudios de casos, aprendizaje basado en: problemas, cooperativo, con proyector, etc.

    Recurso: Prof. Antonio Delgado, UPR
    Fecha: TBC
    Hora: TBC
    Lugar: TBC

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