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.
Palo Alto College will host ¡Celebración! 2019 on Friday, November 8th at the Performing Arts Center at 6:30 pm.
CTN Peer Mentor, Fernando Esteban Flores, will be presented the Arts and Letters Awards at the San Antonio Central Library on November 3rd.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board voted unanimously on September 11 to appoint Dr. Harrison Keller to serve as the next commissioner of higher education. Dr. Keller will assume his new post on Oct. 1.
ACC’s Highland campus was mentioned in the October issue of the Smithsonian in an article titled, “Rise of the Zombie Mall” as an example of a reinhabited mall.
The Ascender Fall Seminar Reception will be the Tenth Year Celebration of the founding of Catch the Next and is titled: "Empowering the Minds that will Lead the World."