HETS Board Members had their winter meeting in San Juan, PR at the UIPR, Metro Campus.
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.
Eastern Connecticut State University’s was welcomed as a new member. Dr. Carmen Cid, ECSU representative received the certificate.
Two of them, Eastern Connecticut State University and Houston Community College, were present and welcomed as new institutional members. Some of the efforts reported for the first half of this academic year, includes the continuation of tailored online workshop offerings, additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza, Online Resources, and strategic alliances. In addition, members of HETS Student Committee and HETS Student Affairs consultant had the opportunity to present the results of the 2017 Student Leadership Showcase event. Also, a representative group of HETS Ambassador Students were introduced to the Board
HETS Ambassador exposed to Board Members the project’s scope and purpose.
Members and were invited to made a brief presentation and share their experiences.
Besides allowing the discussion of the key accomplishments of the organization during the first half of the 2017-2018 academic year, this meeting was crucial in the open discussion of the progress on the approved Strategic Plan of the organization from 2018 through 2020 that focus on Access, Retention and successful Completion, and Online Learning / Technology Integration. The Board also selected its Nomination Committee as elections for new officers’ approaches on June’s meeting.
A second Board session was held on February 2nd, to discuss initiatives and future plans between HETS Board members and its Corporate Partners. Board members also had the chance to network and exchange thoughts with representatives from corporate members, who participated in the corporate session. Also QS and Intelligence Unit, and Completion College Consortium were invited to present and explore possible ways to collaborate as corporate partners.
During the winter meeting, the HETS Annual Report was shared and distributed among Board Members and special guests attending this important gathering. Click here to access the PDF version of the HETS Annual Report for 2016-17 for your information and review. We look forward to continuing strengthening HETS initiatives this year to foster a greater collaboration among all of our members, affiliates and widen our partnerships with other organizations. For more information about HETS projects, please contact the HETS office at 787-250-1912 exts. 2372, 2373, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Ponce), Solimar Güivas (ICPR Mayagüez), Ricardo Hidalgo (UIPR San Germán), Noryshka García (NUC- Rio Grande), Lemuel Tirado (UIPR Metro), Yadisa Betancourt (Politécnica), y Carlos Del Valle (NUC- Ponce). Esa misma tarde, se realizó una teleconferencia donde se atendió un grupo adicional con Embajadores de NUC Bayamón (Lisandra Hernández), Atenas College (Lisa Morales) y la Universidad Central del Caribe (Edwin Narváez). El próximo taller se ofrecerá el 15 de diciembre de 2017.
Gracias a la Fundación Francisco Carvajal, estos estudiantes serán remunerados por su rol de Embajador. En su rol realizarán actividades tales como: promover los servicios de HETS en su Institución, coordinar presentaciones o eventos para los estudiantes, identificar contactos claves que ayuden a promover los servicios, publicar noticias y artículos en las redes sociales de su Institución bajo el #embajadoreshets, entre otros. Conozca el perfil de estos nuevos Estudiantes Embajadores de HETS en el siguiente enlace: Embajadores HETS.
Para más detalles sobre el Programa de Estudiantes Embajadores o los servicios que HETS tiene disponibles para estudiantes, puede contactarnos en el 787-766-1912 ext. 2228, 787-616-3201, o via email a email@example.com .
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 addition to achieving our goal of offering you quality services and continue moving forward to the accomplishment of our mission. To contact the HETS office feel free to send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling to the HETS office at 787-250-1912 extensions 2372 or 2373.