UTSA hosts Texas Higher Education Symposium

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(August 4, 2011) … Higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students and members of the community are gathering at the UTSA Main Campus today and tomorrow to discuss hot issues in higher education at the 3rd annual Texas Higher Education Symposium. The event, themed “Closing the Gaps”: Past, Present and Future,” is sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Higher Education Administration Student Association (HEASA).

Symposium highlights include:          

Thursday, August, 4, 2011:

  • 5:30 p.m.: Symposium Registration, Main Building Auditorium Lobby
  • 6 p.m.: HEASA Distinguished Lecture by Sandra K. Woodley, Ph.D. UT System’s Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives Main Building Auditorium (MB 0.104)
  • 7 p.m.: Reception, Main Building Auditorium Lobby

Friday, August 5, 2011:

  • 7:30 a.m.: Symposium Registration, UC Ballroom Galleria
  • 8 a.m.: Concurrent Special Interest Groups:
  • Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Nueces Room (UC 2.216)
  • Collaboration for a Tier One Education, Hidalgo Room (UC 2.214)
  • Texas Higher Education Scholarship, Montgomery Room (UC 2.214A.1)
  • 8 a.m.: Continental Breakfast, Alamo Lounge (UC 2.214A)
  • 9 a.m.: Session 1: Research in Action and Scholarly Presentations
  • How Men of Color Talk about Transition at Community Colleges: A Discourse Analysis
  • Getting Through: Gender Differences in Coping Responses of Latina/o Students
  • The Condition of Latina Doctoral Degree Attainment in the Field of Education University Center Ballroom I (UC 1.106)
  • 10:30 a.m. Session 2: Research in Action and Scholarly Presentations
  • A Case for Success: Closing the Gaps through Graduate Student Academic Coaching
  • The Efficacy of the Student-Right-to-Know Graduation Rate as a Measure of Community College Success
  • The Cohort Cost-to-Degree in Texas Public Higher Education University Center Ballroom I (UC 1.106)
  • Noon: Symposium Luncheon and Poster Session, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28)
  • Legislative Debriefing by Dominic Chavez Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • 1:30 p.m.: Session III: Research in Action and Scholarly Presentations
  • The Silent Crisis: Latino Males in the Educational Pipeline
  • Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success): An Intergenerational Mentoring Model
  • A Critical Examination of Persistence Among Latino Master’s Degree and Ph.D. Students University Center Ballroom I (UC 1.106)

With the exception of the Friday lunch, there is no cost to attend the symposium. Those who wish to attend the lunch on Friday may pay $8.00 on-site at the conference registration table.

To learn more, visit the Symposium website.