Friday, April 24, 2015
Northeastern Illinois University
This year’s theme is designed to examine a new area in higher education and how the Latino effect is transforming the academy. Join us at Northeastern Illinois University to connect with colleagues and return to campus with the tools necessary to continue to redefine the future of Latino higher education.
Successful Models and Best Practices – High impact programs and initiatives that promote Latino student success i.e., Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) best practices, Undocumented student initiatives, Latino Centers.
Advocacy and Legislation – Policies and practices that affects Latinos in higher education i.e., Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), affirmative action.
Collaboration and Partnerships – Programs and initiatives that promote collaboration and strategic alliance in support of Latinos in higher education i.e., two-year and four-year, K-12 to higher education partnerships, community agencies and higher education.
Leadership Institute (By invitation only)
Topic: Current and Emerging HSI’s: Developing an action plan for change 2:00pm-5pm
Number of participants: 40 (max)
This three-hour institute is designed for higher education faculty and administrators from current and emerging Hispanic Serving institutions (HSIs) who are interested in developing institutional practices that support Latino student success. The session will be divided into three parts: (1) Definition, designation, history and national profile, (2) Successful models and best practices, and (3) Development of Action Plans to assist institutions in creating intentional services for Latinos in higher education.