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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.

 

 

Events

Wednesday, May 4, 5 p.m.

School Psychology Symposium and Reception

Student posters will present case studies based on practicum experiences, literature reviews on topics relevant to educational psychology, and other research experiences this year. The event is free and open to the public.
Durango Building (1.124), Downtown Campus

Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m.

String Project Spring Concert

This end-of-semester concert will feature the 3rd through 8th grade students who have participated in the UTSA String Project this year. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Theater, Downtown Campus

Friday, May 6, 8 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, Curtis Vaughan Observatory invites everyone to join them for their monthly stargazing event on top of the Flawn Science Building
Flawn Science Building, Curtis Vaughan Observatory, Main Campus

Monday, May 9, 8 a.m.

The Honeynet Project Workshop

This three-day event will focus on the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks. Attendees from around the world will take part in world-class hands-on trainings and technical discussions.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Thursday, May 12, 4 p.m.

Master of Public Administration Open House

Visit with faculty, alumni and students to discuss the benefits of and requirements for a Master Degree in Public Administration and/or the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration & Leadership
Buena Vista Building (1.338), Downtown Campus

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony One

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Sciences.
Alamodome

Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony Two

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Business, the College of Public Policy and University College.
Alamodome

Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony Three

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Alamodome

Wednesday, May 18, 3 p.m.

The Great Staff Appreciation Event

The UTSA community is invited to honor the roughly 2,600 UTSA staff members who contribute to the success of the university and its students.
University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.

Superintendent Certification Program Information Session

Join UTSA faculty and staff, current students, and area central office administrators/program alumni to learn about this exciting accelerated and web-enhanced program leading to Texas Superintendent Certification. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Building (1.322), Downtown Campus


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