CTN Director of Peer Mentoring and Austin Community College Adjunct Professor in English and INRW, Lydia CdeBaca, is one of approximately 40 ACC faculty to receive a scholarship to the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning taking place in Austin on January 10-12, 2019.
Dr. Chavez was invited to the inauguration and pre-inauguration conference of Thomas R. Bailey as President of Teachers College, Columbia University – the nation’s first and largest graduate school of education, psychology and health.
CTN Peer Mentor, Juan Carlos Salinas, was the subject of the Yale News article titled “Yale alumnus makes the Ivies accessible to low-income kids.” The article discusses how a college readiness program Salinas runs through the nonprofit La Unidad Latina Foundation, Y Tu Tambien, is making the dream of attending Yale a reality for kids from low-income and immigrant families in and around New York City. The full article can be found at https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/14/yale-alumnu-makes-ivies-accessible-low-income-kids
Dr. Jon Herrin joins our team as a consultant to serve as Co-Director of Research and Evaluation with Erin Doran. He will oversee our quantitative work and will also be part of the Professional Development and Communications teams.
Save the Date for CTN's Ascender Spring Training and Transformative Teaching Track, March 7th - 9th,2019
CTN’s Ascender Training Sequence Seminar is offered through three training sessions per year for new and returning faculty and staff; the summer, spring and fall sessions are required to complete the professional development sequence.
S. Nazario writes op-ed for New York Times, Texas A&I Alumni Association names Cantú as distinguished alumni, and A. Fernandez receives grant to establish UCSF Latinx Center.
Catch the Next’s Ascender 2018 Fall Seminar, sponsored by the Meadows Foundation and Greater Texas Foundation, took place October 25th-26th at the For the City Center in Austin. The two-day event focused on a variety of topics and goals that included: active reading strategies, mathematics, developing better writing styles, critical thinking skills, and team building.
As a finalist for the Examples of Excelencia award, Catch the Next CEO, Maria Chavez, members of the CTN staff, and CTN college representatives attended Celebracion de Excelencia in Washington, DC on October 11.