We seek presentations, panels, and workshops that appeal to a broad audience whose interests include a wide range of academic and non-academic areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- The state of Latino higher education
- Latino students, access, and the educational pipeline
- Engaging Latino Parents—why is college important?
- Financial Issues—FAFSA in Spanish; working and going to school; other financial aid issues.
- Barriers to college: language, culture, money, lack of social capital.
- Aspirations to what? Leadership among Latinos.
- Advancing Latinos in academia—Virginia’s efforts, failures, outcomes.
- Beyond these walls: current enrichment programs for Latino college students
- Institutional practices—best practices regarding Latinos and higher education
- Beyond two years: from the baccalaureate to the PhD
- The role of community colleges in higher education of Latinos
- Latino leadership in community colleges: nationwide and in Virginia
A completed application and a description (maximum length of 2 pages) must be submitted as e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, January 13, 2010.
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