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  • HETS and Blackboard promotes innovation in education during the Puerto Rico’s E Learning Forum 2013 Ms. Bessie Rivera during the National University College Online presentationBlackboard (Bb) and the HETS Consortium celebrated on September 19, a full day with educational and technology leaders in Puerto Rico during the 2013 Blackboard E-Learning Forum.  This year event was hosted by the Metropolitan Campus of the Inter American University, San Juan, P.R. More than 20 higher education institutions, corporations and organizations, learned about new technologies, innovations, trends in education and the phenomenon of the Multimedia Student. Visit the page HETS event with Blackboard 2013 link to access the presentations showcased during this forum. More than 90 participants took advantage of the relevant topics discussed. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to interact with colleagues, share learning experiences, and learn new trends in educational technology, innovation and quality in Education and interact with educational leaders’, specialists from Blackboard from Puerto Rico and Latin America. In addition, HETS workshop session during the event provided the opportunity to understand and maximize the use of platforms and its educational tools focused on assessment. Mr. Jorge Salinas, Solutions Engineer at Bb International, opened the informational sessions talking about Blackboard’s general vision and most importantly ...
  • Casa abierta Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericaca de Puerto Rico La Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico llevará a cabo su tradicional CASA ABIERTA el sábado, 21 de septiembre de 2013 de 10:00 AM a 12:30 M.  La actividad se celebrará en la sede de la Facultad de Derecho, en la Calle Federico Costas Núm. 170 en Hato Rey (cerca de Plaza Las Américas, entrando por la Calle Calaf). La Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico es una institución educativa de excelencia que cuenta con más de 50 años dedicados a la enseñanza del Derecho.  Se distingue, entre otros méritos, por un ambiente muy propicio para el estudio, cordiales relaciones interpersonales entre profesores y alumnos, estructuras físicas que invitan al aprendizaje, un Centro de Acceso a la Información con la más avanzada tecnología, un cuerpo estudiantil de impresionantes credenciales, un programa de experiencias internacionales variado, un magnifico personal de apoyo comprometido con nuestra misión educativa y un profesorado compuesto por distinguidos juristas, cuya excelencia pedagógica, publicaciones, preparación académica, experiencia profesional y compromiso social, contribuyen a garantizar que los estudiantes obtengan una sólida formación ...
  • Link to the videos of the sessions held during the special event at BMCC, NY in June 25-26, 2013. Concurrent with its summer Board Meeting last June 25 and 26, HETS celebrated a Special Event at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). The main purpose of the event was to connect key administrators in four different areas: Retention, Assessment, Distance Learning and Information Technologies to discuss common issues on their area and share their best practices. Experts from member’s institutions in New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Puerto Rico and Colombia participated from the round tables discussions on these relevant topics shared their best practices and exposed their ideas both at BMCC and also through the Blackboard Collaborate HETS virtual room. During the first day of the event, participants exchanged their ideas and best practices with the moderators Mr. Alfredo Calderón, HETS Consultant and Dr. Robert Whittaker from Lehman College (NY) and selected team leaders to present findings and highlights of the discussion on each track to be presented to the HETS Board Members.  You can access these discussion sessions on the following links per track: Retention, Assessment and Distance learning & Information Technology. During the second day of the event, Dr. ...
  • ETS provides research to drive innovation in assessment through the HETS Virtual Plaza. One of HETS corporate partners, Educational Testing Services (ETS), goal is to make fundamental contributions to the progress of education worldwide. They achieve this through educational research and analysis, fair and valid assessments, innovative product development and informative policy studies. In its compromise with HETS and its member’s institutions, we are glad to announce that, from the Virtual Plaza you can have immediate access to relevant research data compiled by experts that includes internationally distinguished research scientists, psychometricians and assessment experts. Just go to the Assessment resources link under the Faculty and Administrators Placita to access research focused on three core areas: Assessment Development and Analysis, Assessment Research and Policy Research. These tools will lead HETS member’s institutions to drive innovation that advances assessment, learning and teaching, advance the field of educational measurement and promote effective and equitable education policy. We are confident that the access of these research tools will result in benefit of our institutional communities and will assure HETS mission to promote, support, and increase the capabilities of member institutions to enhance Hispanic/Latino student success and opportunities.  If ...
  • Summer Board Meeting closes 2013 with new members, and set the road to the 2014 Best Practices Showcase. With an outstanding attendance of 27 presidents and representatives from our current 40 institutional members, HETS celebrated its summer Board Meeting on June 25 and 26, 2013 in New York. This meeting was hosted by Borough of Manhattan Community College in its recently opened Fitterman Hall building. This Board meeting closes the academic year 2012-2013 envisioning numerous new projects for next academic year, including the 2014 Best Practices Showcase. HETS shared the exciting news of its expansion not only among Puerto Rico and USA, but in Latin America. Additional HETS initiatives shared with the Board included the following: New services that were added to the HETS Virtual Plaza Campus visits that generated positive outcomes translated in additional memberships HETS events with partners, identification of more experts among members in new areas Collaborative efforts among members Redesign of the HETS Spanish online workshops ready to be offered this Fall semester Two online workshops in English ready to deliver in a self-paced modality Call for Proposals for the 2014 Best Practices Showcase Conference to be submitted on or before October 8. The 2014 Best Practices Showcase will take place on ...
  • Call for Proposals for the 2014 HETS Best Practices Showcase due October 8 The 2014 HETS Best Practices Showcase, Celebrating Innovation in Access, Retention, and Assessment to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education, will take place during January 16 and 17, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We are delighted to announce the opening of our Call for Proposals until October 8, 2013. To submit online your proposal on retention, assessment by standards and by competencies, and Distance Learning, in Higher Education with an emphasis on Hispanics students click here. Your submission can be either in Spanish or English, since simultaneous translation services will be available during the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your experience and expertise! Submit online your proposal on or before October 8, 2013. To learn more about the tracks, evaluation criteria and process go to Showcase tracks.  Our goal is to have representation from most HSIs at this event. If you need more information do not hesitate to contact the HETS office at 1 (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910, 8911 or via e-mail: info@hets.org. By HETS
  • National Geographic Learning and Cengage present new academic resources As part of our corporate partner event Cengage Learning, academic leaders from K-12 and higher education had the opportunity to learn about the new educational resources available as part of a partnership with the well-known magazine National Geographic. Cengage General Manager for the Caribbean and Central America, Nelson Class, introduced the special guest of the event: Trevor Frost, National Geographic explorer, who presented his experience during his expeditions through photos, videos and entertaining stories. Also, International Marketing Manager for Latin America at Cengage, Caitlin Thomas, presented the new educational tools as a result of this new alliance. HETS wants to congratulate our corporate partner Cengage Learning for this initiative. We invite you to visit www.NGL.Cengage.com to learn more about this partnership and educational resources.   National Geographic Learning y Cengage presentan nuevos recursos académicos Como parte del evento de nuestro socio corporativo Cengage Learning, líderes académicos de educación primaria y superior tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer los nuevos recursos educativos disponibles como parte de una alianza con la reconocida revista National Geographic. El Gerente General del Caribe y América Central de Cengage, Nelson ...
  • Facultad de Derecho UIPR: Admisiones, Transferencias y Programa de Maestría para agosto 2013 La Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, anuncia que continuará recibiendo solicitudes de admisión para comenzar estudios el semestre de agosto  de  2013. Las  personas  interesadas  en  solicitar  para  el  Programa de  Juris Doctor  deben  tomar  los  exámenes  de  Admisión  EXADEP  y  LSAT,  y  cumplir  con  los criterios mínimos de admisión. La  Facultad  de  Derecho  también  anuncia  que  continúa  recibiendo  solicitudes  de transferencia de estudiantes de otras Facultades de Derecho y solicitudes al Programa de  Maestría  en  Derecho  LLM-Litigación  y  Métodos  Alternos  para  la  Solución  de Disputas. Para  completar  su  solicitud  de  admisión  e  información  sobre  requisitos puede acceder a www.derecho.inter.edu  y selecciona admisiones. Fechas de los exámenes de Admisión: EXADEP-  11 de mayo de 2013  | http://www.ets.org/exadep Fecha límite para registrarse 22 de abril de 2013 Fecha límite con recargos 29 de abril de 2013 LSAT- 9 de junio de 2013 : www.lsac.org Fecha límite para registrarse 7 de mayo de 2013   Facultad de Derecho Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico Oficina de Admisiones Po Box 70351 San Juan, PR  00936-8351 lvierav@inter.edu ipinero@inter.edu   www.derecho.inter.edu
  • Oracle Academy event to expand professional development opportunities among HETS members As part of the recent alliance between HETS and Oracle, they celebrated on March 20, its first event in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The conference/brunch with technology leaders and faculty was hosted by EDP University in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.  Participants from Huertas Junior College, Caribbean University, Carlos Albizu University, ICPR Junior College, Universidad del Turabo (AGMUS) and EDP College had the opportunity to exchange ideas with Ms. Aurora Roque, Customer Care Manager for Oracle Academy.  Ms. Roque also shared with the participants the advantages and opportunities that Oracle Academy offers to their institutions and its compromise with Education and HETS members. During the brunch, after the conference, attendees had the opportunity to interact with colleagues, share learning experiences, and learn new trends in educational technology, innovation and quality in Education. A copy of the event presentation is available at the following link: HETS/Oracle Academy Presentation. For more information about Oracle Academy, please contact the HETS office to help you coordinate a meeting with Ms. Aurora Roque from Oracle.
  • Casa abierta Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico La Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico llevará a cabo su tradicional CASA ABIERTA el sábado, 6 de abril de 2013 a partir de las 10:00 de la mañana.  La actividad se celebrará en la sede de la Facultad de Derecho, en la Calle Federico Costas Núm. 170 en Hato Rey (cerca de Plaza Las Américas, entrada por la Calle Calaf). La Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico es una institución educativa de excelencia que cuenta con más de 50 años dedicados a la enseñanza del Derecho.  Se distingue, entre otros méritos, por un ambiente muy propicio para el estudio, cordiales relaciones interpersonales entre profesores y alumnos, unas estructuras físicas que invitan al aprendizaje, un Centro de Acceso a la Información con la más avanzada tecnología, un cuerpo estudiantil de impresionantes credenciales, un magnifico personal de apoyo comprometido con nuestra misión educativa y un profesorado compuesto por distinguidos juristas, cuya excelencia pedagógica, publicaciones, preparación académica, experiencia profesional y compromiso social, contribuyen a garantizar que los estudiantes obtengan una sólida formación jurídica. La Casa Abierta ...
  • Campus visits to promote the Virtual Plaza HETS Services available free of charge to member institution’s community To reinforce internal relations and increase member’s involvement, the HETS Executive Director has visited various campuses to promote HETS free of charge services. These visits had the purpose to communicate HETS commitment to better serve its member institutions, and explore new collaborative liaisons. More than 350 community members (including Presidents, Chancellors, Deans, Directors and faculty members) have been informed of HETS services and benefits during the campus visits in February, 2013. So far, with a combination of face to face and video conferences we have completed: three sessions at Universidad del Este (AGMUS), two sessions at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, two sessions at EDP University (Hato Rey and San Sebastián campuses), two sessions at Carlos Albizu University (San Juan and in Florida campus through video conference), one video conference to Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga in Colombia, and one session at: ICPR Junior College, Universidad Metropolitana (AGMUS), and Universidad Central del Caribe.  Future sessions have been scheduled during March to Huertas Junior College, Caribbean University and Universidad del Turabo (AGMUS). Also, a trip to visit member institutions in the ...
  • Partnership between HETS and Oracle Academy to expand academic offerings to college students HETS and Oracle formalized an alliance in February 2013 in order to expand academic offerings for students interested in careers related to Information Systems. This partnership also allows integration of up to date courses on information systems for students and coordination of certified trainings and educational events for the staff of educational institutions affiliated to HETS. “This alliance with Oracle Academy program helps us fulfill our mission to enhance, support and promote the capabilities of our member institutions, in order to expand opportunities for Latino student success in higher education through the many courses and tools that Oracle Academy provides to prepare students and faculty for one of the most demanded careers nowadays” said Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo, Executive Director HETS Consortium. HETS first event with Oracle Academy is scheduled to take place at EDP University (Hato Rey, PR campus) on March 20, 2013. This event is targeted to IT Directors, Deans, Directors or Coordinators of Academic Programs related to Information Technology, Computer Sciences and/or Business Administration / Technology Faculty. This  is a free of charge  event exclusive for HETS members, but spaces ...
  • EDP College becomes EDP University HETS wants to congratulate EDP University of  Puerto Rico, one of its 38 member’s institutions, in their recent announcement of its name change. The announcement was accompanied by the opening of a gallery that highlights the most important moments of the institution since its inception in 1968 to the present. “In this installation you can see the vision my father had since the beginning of EDP: it was a university that would open the door to all Puerto Ricans and that would meet the need for trained personnel in the information technology area, formerly known as processing data”, said engineer Gladys Nieves, President of EDP University, who is also part of the HETS Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. President Nieves also mentioned that “this is much more than a name change, with this development we reaffirm our commitment to excellence in education and provide our students with a way to fulfill their dreams.”  EDP University of Puerto Rico, has campuses in Hato Rey and San Sebastian in which they offers associate degrees, bachelors and masters degrees in the fields of ...
  • Available the videos of the Opening panel of experts and live presentations from the 2013 Virtual Best Practices Showcase. Last Thursday, January 17th,  the HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase was officially opened with a panel discussion at the Theater of the Inter American University, Metro Campus.  This panel of experts was moderated by HETS Chairman and President of IAUPR, Manuel Fernós, Esq. The tracks of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase were discussed by the following panel of experts: Assessment: Dr. José Jaime Rivera, President, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón Retention and Authentication: Mr. René Sainz, Assistant Director, ITS Online Learning at the University of Texas at Brownsville   Equivalence: Ms. Bo Zigner, Manager, Office of Distance Education Instructional Designer at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania   For the benefit of those who didn’t attended face to face, or through the live webcast,  we invite you to access the event recording, free of charge at the following link: Opening Session of the HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase. In addition to the Opening panel of experts, you can also watch the recorded sessions of the presentations that were transmitted live during the first week of the event. Just visit our blog HETS Updates/Al Día in our webpage ...
  • Board members receives 2013 with new members and prepared to celebrate 20 years of the Consortium. With an outstanding attendance of presidents and representatives from 23 out of 36 institutional members, HETS celebrated its winter Board Meeting on January 17 and 18, 2013 in Puerto Rico. This meeting was hosting by the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus. This Board meeting closes the first semester of the academic year 2012-2013 and receives 2013; a very exciting year for the organization and its members, as HETS’s commemorates its 20th Anniversary and envisions numerous new projects. Among the exiting news shared with the Board of Directors, one was the fact that the following new institutional members and corporate partners join the HETS Consortium: Colegio Universitario de San Juan, PR Universidad Central del Caribe, PR ICPR Junior College, PR Minnesota West Community and Technical College, MN Eastern Washington University, WA Westfield State University, MA Cengage Learning (corporate partner) Oracle (corporate partner) Additional HETS initiatives shared with the Board included: new services that were added to the HETS Virtual Plaza; the Advanced Certification of the HETS Spanish online workshops ready to be offered this Spring semester; two new online workshops in English ready to deliver in a self-paced ...

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