Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Best Practices for HSIs

- 04/12/13 - 04/12/13



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Conference Opening Reception
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: Founders’ Room, ROBERT C. ECKHARDT HALL, 825 University Blvd.

Conference Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
Registration Fee: $150

The focus of this conference will be to share best practices, develop a productive network among colleagues, and offer various professional development opportunities to enhance student success for Hispanic Serving Institution’s (HSI’s) and emerging HSI’s.

Keynote Speaker:
Ken Bain, historian, educator, and author of the international best-seller What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004)

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History and Urban Education, University of the District of Columbia (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1976). He has been the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair University. He also served as a Professor of History at each of those institutions. In the 1970’s and early 80’s he was Professor of History at the University of Texas, and director of that school’s University Honors Program and founding director of the History Teaching Center, a pioneering program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities to promote greater collaboration between history teachers on the secondary level and university and college research historians. From 1984 to 1986, he served as director of the National History Teaching Center, which had a similar mission on the national level.

His book What the Best College Teachers Do. (Harvard University Press, 2004) won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society, and has been one of the top selling books on higher education. It has been translated into twelve languages.

Please access the TAMUK Marketplace for registration at the following link:
Select: Student Success Conference from the Store List

This page was last updated on: April 12, 2013