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.
HSI Institute (Due to space limitations, advance registration is required)
This three-hour institute is designed for higher education faculty, staff 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 cover three themes: The national perspective on HSIs, best practices for Latina/o students, and building a regional collaborative (working session).