2012 ALASS Workshop Agenda
Meeting place for professionals leading effective strategies for
Latino college student success
October 3, 2012, Park Hyatt Hotel Washington, DC
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7:30am On-site LATE REGISTRATION and Networking Continental
8:30-10:00 State of Latino Student Success in Higher Education and Role of
Panel of 2012 Examples of Excelencia (associate, bachelors, and graduate)
10:15-11:45 Communicating the Change: Impact of Media Coverage on
Latino Student Success in America
The media plays a profound role in shaping the public’s view of why and how to meet the educational needs of all of America’s students. Earlier this year, Education Week took a leadership role with its 2012 edition of Diplomas Count. Univision Communications routinely covers education in its news and community affairs programming and through their educational campaign, Es El Momento.
Learn the backstory from media leaders about covering Latino educational topics and the potential for institutions and communities to work more effectively with journalists and media moving forward.
Keynote Speaker: Virginia B. Edwards, Editor, Education Week and President, Editorial Projects in Education
Diplomas Count http://www.edweek.org/ew/dc/2012/dc-livestream.html
Respondent: Ivelisse Estrada, Senior Vice President, Univision Communications
Es El Momento http://vidayfamilia.univision.com/es-el-momento
11:45-1:00pm Networking Luncheon
1:00-2:15 Lessons Learned From Kresge Foundation's Investment in
SEMILLAS and Excelencia's Growing What Works initiative
In 2010, the Kresge Foundation invested in Excelencia in Education’s Growing What Works initiative and SEMILLAS Grants. This session will address their commitment to Latino student success and showcase the outstanding work of selected participating institutions, San Diego State University and the University of Arizona.
Caroline Altman Smith, Senior Program Officer, Kresge Foundation
Elliott Hirshman, President, San Diego State University
Lou Murillo, Compact for Student Success Director, San Diego State University
Keith Humphrey, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University of Arizona.
2:30-3:45 Concurrent Sessions
Strategies for Increasing Latino College and Career Success- Overview from ACT
For over 50 years ACT has served as a resource to address the nation's educational challenges and advance student success. More recently ACT has grown to incorporate tools and strategies to address workforce skills. This combination has built a knowledge base about college and career readiness, degree completion and earnings potential including for Hispanic/Latino students.
Learn how your institution and its students can use ACT’s research and educational insights supported by analysis.
Ranjit Sidhu, Senior Vice President Strategic Initiatives, ACT
Alex Casillas, Senior Research Associate, ACT
ACT resources related to this session:
The Condition of College and Career Readiness Hispanic Students
Research on the use of behavioral measures to predict student success
Research on career and educational goals
Graduation Texas http://www.act.org/excelencia/
Faculty Perspectives- Veteranos y Up and Comers
Faculty members play an essential role in creating positive learning experiences for Latino students and all students. A nationally recognized veteran researcher and an up-and-coming academic will discuss the challenges and opportunities to focus on Latino student success - as teachers, scholars, and educational leaders.
Moderating this discussion will be Susan Albertine, Vice President, Office of Engagement, Inclusion, and Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), a partner in the Excelencia in Education national initiative, Ensuring America’s Future by Increasing Latino College Completion.
Vasti Torres, Professor, Educational Leadership and Director, Policy Studies Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR), Indiana University, Bloomington
Stella M. Flores, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Vanderbilt University
4:00 ALASS Taking Flight in Your Community
Join Excelencia in Education co-founders for a tactical overview of the informational tools, resources, and the high impact practices that selected colleges universities are using to help Latino students, their institutions, and communities succeed. Become part of the community of action helping Latino student success take flight across the country.
Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
Deborah Santiago, Vice President for Policy and Research, Excelencia in Education
*This is a preliminary agenda