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Hispanic Serving Institution (Title V - HSI)
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2013 Presentations and Articles

Jose Bowen- Teaching Naked:  Friday, February 8, 2013

  • How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning (Keynote):  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Learn the benefits of using technology outside of the classroom while keeping a face-to-face (naked) interaction in class.
    • Create more class time by preparing students with online material.
    • Engage students with interactive materials such as online quizzes, assignments, games, or working in online communities.
  • E-Communication And Social Media for Student Engagement(Faculty Session):  1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Investigate why, when, and how to use e-communication.
    • Compare the solutions and problems created by Facebook.
    • Discover how to create virtual learning communities.
    • Develop an e-communication policy.
    • Explore new ways to extend the classroom with Skype.
    • Turn your office hours into learning hours (and do it from home).
    • Improve motivation and diversity with virtual learning communities.

Veterans:

  • Dr. John Shupp - Veterans Resource Centers On Campus:  How to Create, Staff, & Fund a Thriving Center:  Friday, January 25th, 2013 - Hardeman 206
    • A Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a powerful way to assist those who defend our country and help them transition successfully to college once they return home.
  • Roger P. Buck, PhD - Supporting Military Veterans:  How to Develop an Effective Academic Advising Protocol:  Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 - Vets Center (previously the Student Support Center)
    • Military Veterans returning as students to the campus environments need a certain level of support as well as key academic services to help ensure that they have a successful, long-lasting experience.
  • Dr. John Shupp – Establishing a Campus-Wide Veterans-to-Veteran Mentoring Program on Your Campus:  Friday, February 22nd, 2013 – Vets Center (previously the Student Support Center)
    • A student Veteran to student Veteran mentoring program has the potential to have a significant impact on campuses and communities across the country, both financially and transitionally.

Irma Rios – The Real Life Crime Scene Investigation:  Friday, February 22, 2013 – UC 110-111

  • Interested in a career in Forensics?  Want to know how to make it happen?  Bring a lunch and join us as we learn all about the field from Irma Rios, Crime Lab Director for Houston Police Department.

Marilla Svinicki – Six Checkpoints for Motivation In Learning:  Friday, March 22, 2013 – Junell Center VIP Room (Jun 219)

  • Review six of the most frequently cited sources of motivation and apply them to the everyday practice of teaching in the postsecondary classroom.
  • Identify at least six ideas about how to take advantage of what motivation theories have to offer in very concrete terms for your own classes.
  • California State University – LEAD IV Summit:  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – CJ Davidson Center 10:00 AM
  • Various guest speakers and events, live from California State University.