The schedule of the HETS Best Practices Showcase is available with 35 outstanding presentations.

We are delighted to share that the concurrent sessions schedule for the upcoming Best Practices Showcase has been released.

As of today, we have confirmed 35 presentations among the Retention, Assessment and Distance Learning tracks, for the two day event.  The 2014 HETS Best Practices Showcase, Celebrating Innovation in Retention, Assessment, and Distance Learning to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education, will be held January 16 and 17, 2014 in San Juan, PR. Visit today the concurrent sessions page to prepare in advance your event schedule.

During the event will be showcasing their best practices presenters from the following member institutions:

  • Puerto Rico: Ana G. Méndez University System, Universidad Central de Bayamón, Polytechnic University, University of Puerto Rico, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón,  and National University College
  • New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Lehman College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Hostos Community College, and Queensborough Community College
  • New Jersey: Bergen Community College
  • California: San Jose City College
  • Washington: Eastern Washington University
  • Minnesota: Minnesota West Technical Community College
  • Texas: University of Texas Pan American
  • Pennsylvania: Kutztown University
  • Kansas: Fort Hays State University
  • Colombia: Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

This conference also allowed other Hispanic Serving Institutions that are not members of the Consortium to submit proposals. As a result, one proposal was selected from San José City College in California. A full list of presenters and a summary of their presentations have been included on the event page  of our website (concurrent sessions) for your consideration. We invite you to visit this link to learn about the specific topics of the presentations.  Online registration for the event is available at: HETS BPS 2014 Registration to reserve your space. For those attendees traveling outside Puerto Rico, we invite you to take advantage of the HETS group rate ($159 per night, plus taxes) at the Conrad Hotel. To reserve your room online go to: 2014 HBPS room registration.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all the authors who took the time to submit their work, and also to the dedicated evaluation committee who voluntarily worked to evaluate all the proposals submitted per track. These committees were established and appointed based on the expertise of each member on related area.

About the event:

HETS would like to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. 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 will be 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, and we want to open a space for them to share this expertise. Once again, attendees will be not only able to learn from the showcased works, but also find solutions to many common issues and even establish new possibilities for collaboration with other institutions and potential partners.


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