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Keynote Speakers' Addresses and Presentations

Thursday, February 28, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session I – "U.S. Support for International Collaboration"

Speakers:
David A. Bergeron
Acting Assistant Secretary for Post Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
“International and Foreign Language Education, Preparing U.S. Students for the 21st Century: A Strategic Framework through Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs”

The Honorable John D. Feeley
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
“100,000 Strong”

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon

Speaker:
The Honorable Ramón Gil-Casares
Ambassador of Spain
Embassy of Spain in the United States
Washington, District of Columbia, USA 
"Creating a Global Environment in our Universities"

Friday, March 1, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session II – “Advancing Graduate Education in the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences”

Speakers:
Dr. Thomas Dormody
Director of the Division of Education and Dean of the Graduate School
Tropical Agronomic Research and Teaching Center (CATIE, acronyms in Spanish)
Cartago, Turrialba, Costa Rica
“Advancing Graduate Education in the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences”

Dr. Hiram Larew
Director, Center for International Programs
United States Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
“USDA – NIFA”

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremony

Speaker:
Iván Duque
Chief of the Cultural, Solidarity and Creativity Affaris Division
Inter-American Development Bank
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
“Latin America’s Creative Challenge”

 

Workshops Presentations

Thursday, February 28, 2013

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 1
"Embassies Can Strengthen University Partnerships”

Presenters:
Hilarion "Lari" Martinez
Associate Dean and Senior International Officer
Florida International University
Miami, Florida, USA

Diego Ignacio Ballivian
Fullbright and Academic Programs Coordinator
U.S. Embassy La Paz
La Paz, Bolivia

Rene Mariaca
Director of Tourism Department
Bolivian Catholic University San Pablo, Region La Paz
La Paz, Bolivia

Abstract: A practical discussion between U.S. and foreign university and embassy officials with audience input sharing approaches and best practices. Topics will include how to engage the embassy using existing resources and programs to launch new partnerships or strengthen existing ones. The projected result would be  an increase in the flow of students and faculty, new opportunities for collaborative research, and stronger sustainable global collaboration.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 2
“International Programs That Set Students Apart” and Free Trade Alliance Brochure

Presenters:
Peter Albarian
Director
Free Trade Alliance Education Foundation
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Lorena Moreno
Winning Graduate Program Participant
Texas A&M University – San Antonio MBA Graduate
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Andrea Guadalupe De La Cruz
Future Global Leaders Summit Participant
University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) - International Business Graduate
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Abstract: The Free Trade Alliance Education Foundation provides programs dedicated to educating and preparing students to compete and collaborate in the global marketplace.  The programs presented will demonstrate how they give students the opportunity to expand their vision and international business potential.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 3
“Developing Short-Term Study Abroad Programs  for Non-Traditional Students”

Presenter:
Dr. Kathleen Voges
Associate Professor, Management
Texas A&M University - San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Abstract: Offering experiential international learning experiences in business school programs continues to be an important objective.  However, non-traditional  students who have greater time and relationship commitments are challenged to participate in traditional long term study abroad experiences.  An alternative but equally effective approach is the short-term program.  Faculty from a Hispanic-serving university share their experiences related to the development of rich curriculum and six cost effective trips to South America, Mexico and Europe.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 4
"HACU Network Teacher Candidate Performance on Pre-Professional Skill Exams”

Presenter:
Jonathan Steinberg
Principal Research Data Analyst
Educational Testing Service
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Abstract: Aligning educational and workforce needs requires examining performance data for those considering various occupations. For teacher candidates, passing pre-professional skills exams may be required to enter teacher education programs and classrooms. Institutions affiliated with HACU are ideal for investigating pre-professional skills examination performance differences between White and Hispanic prospective teachers. Preliminary research findings indicate opportunities to improve outcomes for Hispanic teacher candidates and teacher preparatory programs among HACU-affiliated institutions. Peng Lin assisted with the research.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 5
“Jalisco: Your Academic Destination in Mexico”

Presenter:
Biól. José Luis Arreguín Romero
Director of International Programs
Autonomus University of Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Abstract: Known as the state where Mexico's heart and spirit converge, Jalisco is host to 30 of the most important higher education institutions in the country. Our state is a very international oriented region, with the largest network of cooperation abroad with nearly 1,200 international collaboration agreements. Each year, Jalisco's university system receives around 7,000 foreign students that live and study under excellent conditions. The government of Jalisco and leading universities in the state established the Grupo Educación Jalisco (GEJ) in 2003, with the main purpose of promoting the establishment of academic initiatives with institutions around the world and to coordinate activities related to the internationalization of higher education. This workshop will share the work of GEJ and highlight successful partnerships

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 6
“Dual Language English Immersion Programs in Higher Education”

Presenters:
Dr. Carmen (Lizy) Lamboy
Chief Academic Officer
Ameritas College Educational Services, LLC
Irvine, California, USA

Peter McAliney
Executive Director of Program Design & Development
Ameritas College Educational Services, LLC
Irvine, California, USA

Abstract: During the presentation, attendees will learn about a unique Dual Language English Immersion (DLEI) model in Higher Education. Presenters will share the goals of the program which are both discipline and language-specific, and outline the DLEI educational model and its two most important approaches. They will present DLEI as a model that has functional bilingualism for all its students as a goal. Attendees will learn how discipline-specific instruction supports vocabulary and concept development in both languages, and how the instructional framework maintains equal focus on college-level content and language learning without sacrificing program learning outcomes.  The presentation will also include a discussion of how the academic model has been defined and developed.  Through the development of the online DLEI program, Ameritas hopes to inspire further innovation by providing other institutions with its self-evaluative research. An important result of this initiative is the potential for a dramatic increase in the development of postsecondary opportunities for the Hispanic population.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 7
“Development and Logistics of an Internship Program”

Presenters:
Dr. Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Dr. Richard M. Burr
Professor of Business Administration
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Abstract: A presentation detailing a successful summer internship program in Madrid, Spain including: “selling” the program across campus; creating a competitive and attractive price structure; working with a third party to provide internship opportunities and infrastructure; and developing an ongoing program evaluation process that ensures the high quality and outstanding reviews that this program has enjoyed for the last seven editions since 2005.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 8
"Líderes del Futuro: Developing Leaders Through Service”

Presenters:
Laara Manler
Diversity Outreach Specialist
Peace Corps
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Patricia Leon-Guerrero
Managing Director of National Alliances and Latino Initiatives
Teach for America
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Bethany Dickerson Wynder
Director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives
City Year, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Abstract: Join City Year, Teach For America (TFA) and the Peace Corps for an interactive panel discussion featuring individuals who have taken action and impacted the Hispanic community in the U.S. and around the globe. Líderes del futuro: Developing Leaders Through Service will feature returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Teach For America Corps members/alumni and City Year alumni. This session will allow participants to engage panelists through live question and answer.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 9
“Hispanic Achievement Ecosystem at Lone Star College”

Presenters:
Shah Ardalan
President
Lone Star College, University Park
Houston, Texas, USA

Massey Villarreal
President and CEO
Precision Task Group
Houston, Texas, USA

Dr. Richard Carpenter
Chancellor
Lone Star College System
Houston, Texas, USA

Dr. Steve Head
President
Lone Star College, North Harris
Houston, Texas, USA

Abstract: While there are several dispersed grants and initiatives trying to address the unacceptable numbers and level of Hispanic student achievement across the country, the results are not promising.  A group of influential Hispanic leaders and the Lone Star College System have initiated the Hispanic Achievement Center to provide a pervasive and systemic approach to increase student success. This multi-dimensional ecosystem includes national and local Hispanic leaders, school districts, universities, chambers of commerce and employers with Lone Star College at the center.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 10
“Internationalization Across the University: From Periphery to Mainstream”

Presenter:
Dr. Scott A. Venezia
Dean of College of Business and Management
CETYS University, Mexico
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Abstract: Whether it is through study abroad, international student recruitment, or other forms of international education, colleges and universities around the world are intensifying their activities involving internationalization. An increasing number of institutions are moving from a single type of international activity to more comprehensive forms of internationalization.  This session will focus on comprehensive approaches to internationalization drawing from the experience of CETYS University in Mexico.

Friday, March 1, 2013

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 11
“University of the Incarnate Word Mexico Campus:  A Success Story”

Presenters:
Matthew Whitehouse
President
Centro Universitario Incarnate Word (CIW)
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Marcos Fragoso
Vice President for International Affairs
University of The Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas. USA

Abstract: This presentation  focuses on the Centro Universitario Incarnate Word (CIW), a branch campus in Mexico of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.  It´s a success story of how it has benefited students that seek bachelor or master programs with a high academic level, dual degrees, as well as competitive pricing. CIW presents continued and accelerated growth in enrollment, and is adding new programs in a competitive environment notwithstanding strong competition from prestigious institutions.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 12
“TIES Program: Successful Strategies for Cross Border Workforce Development”

Presenters:
Carol Fimmen
Director, International Programs
Alamo Colleges
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Dr. Federico Zaragoza
Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development
Alamo Colleges
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Steven Lewis
Director, Service, Trade, & Industry/ESK/Sections
Alamo Colleges
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Abstract: The primordial objective of the Training, Internship, Exchanges, and Scholarships (TIES) Program funded through USAID Mexico was to support mutual strategic development in Mexico and the United States. This presentation focuses on how multiple TIES grants received by Alamo Colleges led to the creation of successful workforce development strategies, and to long-term strategic alliances that foster capacity building in the partnering Alamo colleges and technical universities spanning half of the Mexico/United States border.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 13
“A Multi-Pronged Approach: Fundraising and Public-Private Partnerships for International Mobility”

Presenters:
Ruddys Andrade
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Craig Katz
Director of International Programs
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Tim White
Assistant Professor of History
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Abstract: New Jersey City University’s (NJCU) associate vice president, the international studies director, and a professor will share their multi-pronged approach to fundraising for international mobility.  Like most institutions with underprivileged, immigrant, or first-generation college students, NJCU cannot have robust study abroad offerings if all trip costs are borne by students. Our presentation will chronicle how executive, administrative, and faculty fundraising combined to make study abroad in Peru and Spain possible for our students, with high percentages of Hispanic trip attendees.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 14
“Two Initiatives Aimed at Developing a Globally-Minded Campus Culture”

Presenters:
Dr. Ani Yazedjian
Associate Professor
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas, USA

Dr. Pam Wuestenberg
Assistant Dean
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas, USA

Abstract: This panel will include presentations on two distinct strategies that could be used to develop a globally-minded campus culture. The first presentation will highlight a workshop for faculty focused on preparing students for socially responsible global citizenship. The second will highlight a year-long initiative aimed at cultivating a common intellectual conversation, enhancing student participation in the intellectual life of the campus, and fostering a sense of community across the campus and extended community.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 15
“Best Practices for Implementing Successful International Short-term Study Programs”

Presenters:
Dr. Paul Edmunds
Director, CELAC
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Dr. Eliseo Torres
Vice President of Student Affairs
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Santiago Castiello
Director for International Cooperation
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Alejandro Mendiaz
Student Affairs Intern
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Abstract: This panel presentation outlines working models for international collaborative efforts and encourages a lively discussion of best practices regarding the creation and implementation of successful international education programs. In particular, various models of short-term programs will be elaborated and discussed. Panel members from the University of New Mexico and Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education will highlight best practices and lessons learned, emphasizing considerations for university administrators, faculty and students.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 16
“Fostering Academic Abroad Exchanges Through Videoconference: Another Alternative”

Presenters:
Luis Amado Guevara Reyes
Director – School of Physical Education, Sports and Recreation
Veracruzana University
Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico

Georgina Ivet Durán Jiménez
Student – School of Physical Education
Veracruzana University
Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico

Abstract: Budget and opportunities for international academic mobility of university faculty at  the Veracruzana University are limited. Proposed in this presentation is the implementation of academic exchanges with institutions of higher education abroad using videoconference technology. The implementation of this proposal should impact a large number of educators every semester rather than a few who benefit from international visiting scholar programs.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 17
“USDA/FAS Programs in Latin America and Opportunities for Collaboration”

Presenter:
Daniel Lapidus
International Agricultural Development Specialist
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Abstract: The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will describe opportunities for HSI faculty and students to participate in international agricultural development programs and fellowships through collaborations with overseas institutions on research, policy, extension services, and public- private partnerships.  In support of the conference theme and HACU’s goal to increase STEM capacities, the FAS will demonstrate how these programs can expand HSI grant opportunities in STEM, increase connections with Latin American institutions, and raise global awareness on campuses.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 18
“International-Interprofessional Collaboration:  Promoting Community-based Learning”

Presenters:
Dr. Anne Stewart
Professor James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Vice President
University of Iberoamérica
San José, Costa Rica

Abstract: Learn about an innovative short-term study abroad program between the Universidad de Iberoamérica in San José, Costa Rica, and James Madison University in Virginia. The program developed knowledge of individual and community health needs in the context of interprofessional community-based learning (psychology, pharmacy, nursing). In addition to cultural immersion and language instruction for the students from the U.S., students from each university collaborated in teams and engaged in service activities to respond to community identified needs.

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 19
“Internationalization Strategies at the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain)”

Presenter:
Elena López Díaz Delgado
Vice President for International Relations
University of Alcalá
Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Abstract: This presentation by the University of Alcalá details the characteristics of this centuries-old university located in the center of Spain, and outlines the steps and coordinated strategies that have led to its number one ranking among Spanish Universities in its size category in the recruitment of international students, according to the 2012 edition of QS World University Rankings.  The presentation will highlight successful partnerships between the University of Alcalá and other universities in the U.S. and abroad.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 20
“Increasing the Hispanic Health Workforce through International Graduate Fellowship Training Programs”

Presenter:
Michelle Quinteros
Program Manager
Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Abstract: The National Association of Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools Inc. (HSHPS) will share their collaborative work with the University of California in San Diego, the University of South Florida, and University of Miami in increasing the Hispanic healthcare workforce through international graduate fellowship training programs. Fellows were placed in three countries in Latin America from four week to six month placements and worked on research projects with an experienced senior researcher. Fellows were tracked since 2008 to follow their education and career trajectory.