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UTSA education college hosts second annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

Laura Rendon

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(July 22, 2010)--The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host the second annual Texas Higher Education Symposium Aug. 5-6 at the UTSA Main Campus. Free and open to the public, the symposium provides an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues with scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.

At 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, in the Main Building Auditorium (0.104), the UTSA Higher Education Administration Student Association will host Laura Rendon, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University. Rendon's presentation, "Higher Education Trends and Implications for Underserved Students," will cover key demographic, economic and education trends having an impact on schools, colleges and universities. She will discuss the implications for underserved students including ways to promote access, retention and graduation.

At 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 6, in the University Center Bexar Room (1.102), Rendon and Vijay Kanagala, a doctoral student and research associate at Iowa State University, will host a graduate student workshop, "Employing a Pedagogy of Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation." Both will present a newly designed instructional model that engages the learner more deeply in the material by emphasizing social justice and embracing diverse ways of learning.

To close the symposium, at 2 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom (1.104), graduate students and faculty from across the state will conduct presentations on research and practice issues connected to higher education.

The symposium is sponsored by the Higher Education Administration Student Association, UTSA College of Education and Human Development and the UTSA Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

>> Register for the symposium.

>> Participants can download a parking permit for lot 4 on Thursday, Aug. 5 and lot 6 on Friday, Aug 6.

For more information, contact Maricela Oliva at 210-458-5832 or visit the COEHD ELPS website.

 

 

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