SAVE THE DATE FOR ASCENDER SPRING SEMINAR
Save the date for CTN’s Ascender Spring Seminar which will be held March 27-28 at the Hotel Casa de Palamas in McAllen. The seminar begins Friday at noon with lunch, and it ends at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Save the Date for CTN’s TTT Spring Institute in McAllen on March 26-27 at the Hotel Casa de Palmas. The seminar begins Thursday at 8 am, and it ends at 11 am on Friday.
CTN Erin Doran was named a Faculty Fellow for the 2020 Conference of the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education. The Faculty Fellows program allows faculty on tenure-track positions to focus on and find solutions for Latinx issues that impact higher education. Doran will attend the AAHHE conference in Costa Mesa in March.
CTN began conducting fall site visits in late October and continued through early December.
CTN is offering a new program, NextEd, for customized campus coaching. NextEd is a program of full-day workshops for faculty and staff facilitated by Catch the Next’s network of innovators committed to transforming higher education for the better.
Last month Texas, along with three other states – Washington, Virginia and Ohio – was invited by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to participate in an analysis of the labor market relevance and outcomes of the state’s higher education system.
PEER MENTOR, TRONCOSO, PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
Sergio Troncoso’s book of linked short stories on immigration and Mexican-American diaspora, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son, was officially published on October 15th.
Catch the Next’s Ascender 2019 Fall Seminar took place October 25th-26th at the Hotel Indigo in San Antonio. The two-day event focused on a variety of topics and goals that included: team building, mental health and counseling, mathematics, and academic writing strategies.
Catch the Next’s Fall 2019 Transformative Teaching Track took place on October 24th-25th at the Hotel Indigo-San Antonio Riverwalk at San Antonio, Texas. The two-day event focused on a diversity of topics and goals such as: revisiting current courses and planning innovative ways to meet learning outcomes, statewide implications on pedagogical practice moving forward, and the crucial role educators’ play in student engagement and retention.
Mona Aldana-Ramírez has been named the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at San Antonio College.