(UPDATED Aug. 1, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio will host the fourth annual Texas Higher Education Symposium August 2-3 at the UTSA Main Campus. This year's event, "Inclusion in Higher Education: Where We Are, Where We Need to Be," will feature presentations and discussions on a broad range of topics in higher education. (See agenda below.)
David Gardner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board deputy commissioner of academic planning and policy, will provide the keynote speech at a luncheon on Friday, Aug. 3 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104). As deputy commissioner, Gardner oversees the divisions of Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research, Planning and Accountability, and P-16 Initiatives. One of his primary roles includes coordination of the board's efforts toward Closing the Gaps by 2015, through academic excellence and research at Texas institutions of higher education.
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development is the leading provider of educators in the San Antonio area and one of the largest in Texas. Ranked third in the United States as producer of teacher-education degrees for Hispanics, the college is responsible for innovative research and grants in university-school partnerships, higher education, professional development, technology enhancement, health, school readiness, and bi-national and bicultural issues.
Symposium events are free and open to the public with the exception of Friday's lunch.
The symposium is sponsored by the UTSA Higher Education Administration Student Association (HEASA), College of Education and Human Development, and Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
For more information, visit the Texas Higher Education Symposium website or contact Professor Maricela Oliva at 210-458-5832.
Thursday, August 2, 2012:
5 p.m.: Symposium Registration, Main Building Auditorium Lobby
6 p.m.: HEASA Distinguished Lecture by Shaun R. Harper, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania Main Building Auditorium (0.104)
7 p.m.: Reception, Main Building Auditorium Lobby
Friday, August 3, 2012:
8 a.m.: Symposium Registration/Meet and Greet/Continental Breakfast, University Center Ballroom Galleria
8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Remarks, University Center Ballroom (1.104)
9 a.m.: Scholarly Presentations on Parent Family and Generational Influences, University Center Ballroom (1.104)
9 a.m.: Working Group on Latino/a Allied Health Professional Education Pipeline Issues: A Matter of Public Health, University Center Bexar Room (1.102)
10 a.m.: Morning Break, University Center Galleria
10:15 a.m.: Working Groups
11:15 a.m.: Poster Session, University Center Ballroom (1.104)
Noon: Luncheon and Keynote Speaker, University Center Ballroom (1.106)
1:30 p.m.: Scholarly Presentations on Community College Issues, University Center Ballroom (1.104)
1:30 p.m.: Extending Inclusion Programmatically, University Center Bexar Room (1.102)
2:45 p.m.: Scholarly Presentations on the Student Experience, University Center Ballroom (1.104)
4 p.m.: Working Groups Reports, Poster Award and Closing, University Center Ballroom (1.104)
Ron Ellis conducts the student instrumental ensemble in a free concert that is open to the public.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
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