HETS proudly presents its Learning Technologies Leadership Academy to develop the next generation of leaders in Learning Technologies at HSI’s

HETS is delighted to present a new professional evelopment program called: Learning Technologies Leadership Academy (H-LTLA), focused on developing the next generation of leaders with a special emphasis on the challenges and opportunities present at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Academy’s main goal is to provide the competencies to prepare professionals to advance their careers to the next level and pursue administrative or senior leadership roles. The H-LTLA format includes an online program scheduled to start on August 4 to 6, 2021 through the HETS Bb Collaborate platform. For three days, attendees will gain knowledge and skills through synchronous presentations offered by leaders in the higher education community. 

The H-LTLA curriculum will be in English or Spanish and consists of topics related to Academic TechnologyOnline LearningInstructional/ Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning, Project Management, Accreditation, Professional Development, and Data for Digital Learning. The topics have been selected to prepare higher education leaders to understand how to transform their organizations so they can prepare and support their institutions to be more resilient, flexible, and relevant as they face an array of increasingly difficult challenges. Eligibility is open to individuals whose job is to promote and facilitate the adoption of teaching and learning technologies

Acceptance to the H-LTLA is made through a competitive application process, drawn from all divisions of the institutions, schools, or related organizations. An Evaluation Committee, composed of senior staff at HETS Member Institutions, will be selecting the most competitive applications with compelling evidence that the candidate meets all the requirements to take full advantage of the Academy. To learn more or how to be part of this group of participants selected each year for the Academy, register at HETS LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (H-LTLA) » HETS, and join us on May 27, 2021, at 4:30 pm (EST/ PR Time) via Zoom. The Academy registration fees will be announced during this event. For more information, contact us via email: info@hets.org.

H-LTLA Fees

For the Virtual Program, the fees are HETS Members fee: $599.00, for Non-member the fee is: $799.00. The fee includes all Academy materials, the continuing education certificate, and a digital badge to display.

Invoicing

Invoices will be issued to participants upon their acceptance to the H-LTLA and will be sent via email to the participant. Invoices can also be sent to other individuals upon request (such as a supervisor at your Institution). A 50% deposit is due within 30 days of the invoice’s receipt, and payment in full is due before the Academy’s commencement.

H-LTLA Application Process and Dateline

Applications for the 2021 cohort are due Tuesday, June 15, 2021, and must include:

  • An application form submitted online, including a Statement of Purpose (no more than 300 words) and a letter describing a project with the name of a Mentor. 
  • A nomination letter from a president, chancellor, or cabinet-level administrator stating the nominee’s qualifications for the program, leadership strengths, and development opportunities. The participant should upload the letter on the application field provided.
  • All applicants selected will be notified in July 2021.

To apply for the H-LTLA, please complete the form below:

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H-LTLA Topics & Faculty

The H-LTLA faculty convened current and former leaders in the higher education community from various areas, including academic technology, online learning, instructional/curriculum design, teaching and learning, project management, and professional development. The topics have been selected to prepare the next generation of higher education leaders that will need to understand how to transform their organizations so they can prepare and support their institutions to be more resilient, flexible, and relevant as they face an array of increasingly difficult challenges. To learn more about the topics and faculty, please click on the correspondent links.

The topics and faculty are:

1. Academic Technology – Francisco García (Bilingual)

2. Online Learning – Carlos Guevara (Bilingual)                 

3. Instructional/ Curriculum Design – Dr. Juan Meléndez (Bilingual)

4. Teaching and Learning – Dr. Ana Milena (Spanish)               

5. Project Management – Dr. Carlos Morales (Bilingual)             

6. Administration & Quality – Dr. Hilda Colón Plumey (Bilingual)                  

7. Professional Development – Dr.  Alice J. Casanova (Spanish)

8. Data for Digital Learning – TBC

H-LTLA Evaluation Committee and Selection Process

Acceptance to the H-LTLA is made through a competitive application process. The Evaluation Committee members are composed of senior staff at HETS Member Institutions, selected by the HETS Board of Directors Executive Committee, based on their expertise to validate their peers’ applications for the H-LTLA. Through the online application process, the evaluation committee seeks to select the most competitive applications with compelling evidence that the candidate meets all the requirements and will take full advantage of the Academy. Also, they seek to create a participants group with diverse experience, background, and perspectives.

The Evaluation Committee members are:

1) Dr. Maritza Ortiz, Directora Institucional Acreditación y Licencias, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

2) Héctor Suero, Especialista en Tecnología Educativa Tecnologías de Información, Universidad Albizu – Recinto de San Juan

3) Dr. Lorena Checa, Vice President, Student Affairs, California State University, San Marcos 

4) Dr. Javier Torner, Information Security Officer, California State University, San Bernardino

5) Chelsea Caile, Director, SEMO Online, Southeast Missouri State University

6) Dr. Sumaya Villanueva, Assistant Provost for Academic Engagement Office of Undergraduate Studies, Office of Undergraduate Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

H-LTLA Eligibility

Approximately 40 participants, drawn from all divisions of the institution, schools, or related organizations, will be selected each year for the Academy. Eligibility is open to individuals whose job is to promote and facilitate the adoption of teaching and learning technologies and are at the mid-point in their careers.

To learn more about the application process and dateline, please visit: https://hets.org/h-ltla-application-process-and-dateline/