Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Call for Presentations: “2010 Encuentro: Latino Leadership and Virginia Higher Education”

The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) solicits proposals for innovative presentations on topics related to Latino issues in higher education for our 4th Annual Conference, “2010 Encuentro: Latino Leadership and Virginia Higher Education,” hosted by Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA on March 12 and 13, 2010.

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 by Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

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