Indiana Latino Higher Education Council (ILHEC)
Teamwork in Action: A Pipeline for Latino Student SuccessDate: May 18, 2012
Location: Goshen College, 1700 S. Main Street, Goshen Indiana 46526
All sessions will take place in College Mennonite Church on the campus of Goshen CollegeDownload Registration Form
Featured Keynote: Keynote Information
Sarita E. Brown, President
Excelencia in Education, Washignton, DC
Sarita E. Brown is President of Excelencia in Education, a national not for profit organization working to accelerate Latino success in higher education by linking research, policy, and practice to serve Latino students. She has spent more than two decades at prominent national educational institutions and at the highest levels of government working to implement effective strategies to raise academic achievement and opportunity for low-income and minority students. For more information visit Excelencia in Education's website at:http://edexcelencia.org/
|8:15 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.||Check-in /Continental Breakfast|
|9:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.||Welcome|
|9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Keynote|
|10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||Workshop Session 1 (Detailed Workshop Descriptions Below) • Jumping Through Graduate School Hoops: Building the Capacity of Higher Education Staff to Support Latina Graduate Students•Increasing Latino Recruitment Through Key Partnerships•Embajadores: Service-Learning Con La Communidad|
|12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch / Presenter|
|1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.||Workshop Session 2 • Surviving To Thriving•Photovoice Methodology•Strategies To Strenghen The Hispanic Student Presence On Your Campus|
|2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Workshop Session 3 •Supporting Latino Student Success: Foundations Working Together•The DREAM Act: When The Personal Becomes Political|
|4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.||Round Table Discussions|
|4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Closing|
Registration Extended Deadline: May 11, 2012Registration Fee: $75.00 per person (Undergraduate Student Rate $20.00)
Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and registration materials. Please make checks payable to “ILHEC”. Registration will not be confirmed until fee is received. Please let us know if you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.
Please mail payments to:
- Ivan Hernandez
Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette
3101 S. Creasy Ln., Ivy Hall
Lafayette, IN 47905
Tel: (765) 269-5253
Workshop Descriptions Session 1:
This workshop aims to build the knowledge and skills of higher education staff and faculty so that they can better serve Latino graduate students. Participants will learn from both practice and research on how to become cultural mediators for helping Latino graduate students navigate graduate school politics.
Jumping Through Graduate School Hoops: Building the Capacity of Higher Education Staff to Support Latina Graduate Students
• Becky Pérez, Ph.D. – Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Indiana University-Bloomington
Increasing Latino Recruitment through Key Partnerships
An article in Inside Higher Ed titled “Who Applies (and Gets In)” noted that the most effective way for top colleges to enroll more black and Latino students is to improve high schools that serve black and Latino students instead of solely focusing on colleges’ policies. Goshen College has found this to be true and is working towards implementing and enhancing educational outreach programs within Elkhart county that strengthen high school college preparation.
• Odelet Nance, PhD – Director of Multicultural Affairs; Goshen College
• Savino Rivera Jr., B.A. – Multicultural Admission Counselor; Goshen College
• Liliana Ballge, M.A. – Assistant Director of Financial Aid; Goshen College
Embajadores: Service-Learning con la Communidad
• Maricela Alvarado – Director Latino Cultural Center, Purdue University
Workshop Descriptions Session 2:
Cultural enclaves have been found to promote a sense of belonging among students of color by bridging some of the cultural gaps that exist on predominantly White college campuses. In response to this knowledge, program leaders and researchers collaborated to design of an ethnically-rooted four-year cohort model to promote the success of first-generation Latino students. A research-informed logic model served as the framework for sharping initiatives and outcomes. This presentation will provide an overview of the four-year cohort model, successes and obstacles in the development process, and findings from the research on outcomes and program delivery.
• Robert Reyes, PhD – Director of Research, Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning; Goshen College
Surviving to Thriving: A Cohort Model Leverages Ethnic Identity, Leadership Development, and Academic Integration for Latino Student Success
• Judy Weaver, M.A. – Academic Counselor; Goshen Collegev • Kimberly F. Case, PhD – Research Fellow, Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning; Goshen College
Photovoice methodology: Exploring student perspectives of educational access and equity through photography and creative writing Photovoice methodology combines the arts with social justice by providing a unique medium for participants to utilize photography and creative writing to voice their perspectives and stories. This workshop explores the potential of photovoice to empower students, foster interdepartmental collaborations and identify critical educational equity issues for schools, colleges and communities. It will explore two photovoice projects: the first engaged Latino high school and college students in an examination of educational access; the second engaged college students in exploring interculturalism on their campus. • Aliah Carolan-Silva, PhD – Visiting Research Fellow; Goshen College • Tamera Izlar, M.F.A. – Assistant Professor of Theater; Goshen College Strategies to Strengthen the Hispanic Student Presence on your Campus Census 2010 data shows and explosive Hispanic presence in the country and in our state. The data indicates that one in four children in the country is Hispanic. This information is important for higher education administrators because a demographic shift is underway and student service offices need to have a better understand of the diverse experiences of Hispanics. This session will share information about differences among the Hispanic population (international vs. domestic), new to increase and retain their Hispanic student enrollment. • Claudia L. Suarez, M.S. – Assistant Director of Recruitment; Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette
Workshop Descriptions Session 3:
This session brings together funders actively working to increase the number of Latinas/os with high quality degrees and credentials. Participants are invited to learn about current funder collaborations, to receive Indiana data on the educational achievement of Latinas/os and to discuss opportunities for college faculty and administrators to support Latina/o student success across the state of Indiana.
• Tina Gridiron Smith, Program Officer, Lumina Foundation
• Pat Roe, USA Funds
• Lamont Hulse, Central Indiana Community Foundation
• Tyrone Spann, Foundations of East Chicago or Eddie Milton, Legacy Foundation
The DREAM Act: When the Personal becomes Political
Supporting Latino Student Success: Foundations Working Together
Part A: Four DREAM Act eligible students from public and private institutions share personal stories of struggle and triumph on the road to the passage of a national DREAM Act. Presentation includes a brief history/timeline of the DREAM Act and time for audience participation and questions. Part B: Discussion of recent legislative changes in Indiana (specifically HEA 1402 and SEA 590) and the impact of these changes on the educational aspirations of local DREAMer students. Collective social action will be discussed in a small group, participatory format. The workshop concludes with a specific “call to action” for future political activism in support of statewide legislative reform. • Cynthia Murphy Wardlow, B.A. & B.G.S. – Recruitment Retention Counselor – Student Services; Indiana University South Bend • Sophia Metzger, M.T.S. – Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs; Goshen College • Student DREAMers from various institutions: Goshen College, Holy Cross, Indiana University South Bend, and Ivy Tech Community College.
The ILHEC summit is organized to further build cohesion and collaboration among Indiana higher education professionals connected and concerned with the access and success of Latino students. The summit goals are to network, share best practices, and continue to build on ILHEC’s mission for a sustainable future. Overall, the summit will be an opportunity for higher education and K-12 professionals to share best practices, build relationships, and attain skills or knowledge for Latino student success.
K-12 and post-secondary educators, and administrators; policy makers; government officials; researchers; ILHEC Regional participants and community organizations with higher education initiatives.