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UTSA hosts Texas Higher Education Symposium

August, 2011

Agenda includes higher ed research and policy to “Close the Gaps”


Higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students and members of the community are gathering at the UTSA Main Campus today and tomorrow to discuss hot issues in higher education at the 3rd annual Texas Higher Education Symposium. The event, themed “Closing the Gaps”: Past, Present and Future,” is sponsored by the UTSA College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and its Higher Education Administration Student Association (HEASA).


Symposium highlights include:


Friday, August 5, 2011:


9 a.m.:            Session 1: Research in Action and Scholarly Presentations

·         How Men of Color Talk about Transition at Community Colleges: A Discourse Analysis

·         Getting Through: Gender Differences in Coping Responses of Latina/o Students

·         The Condition of Latina Doctoral Degree Attainment in the Field of Education

                                    University Center Ballroom I (UC 1.106)


10:30 a.m.      Session 2: Research in Action and Scholarly Presentations

·         A Case for Success: Closing the Gaps through Graduate Student Academic Coaching

·         The Efficacy of the Student-Right-to-Know Graduation Rate as a Measure of Community College Success

·         The Cohort Cost-to-Degree in Texas Public Higher Education

University Center Ballroom I (UC 1.106)


Noon: Symposium Luncheon and Poster Session, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28)

Legislative Debriefing by Dominic Chavez, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


1:30 p.m.:       Session III: Research in Action and Scholarly Presentations

·         The Silent Crisis: Latino Males in the Educational Pipeline

·         Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success): An Intergenerational

·         Mentoring Model

·         A Critical Examination of Persistence among Latino Master’s Degree and Ph.D. Students

University Center Ballroom I (UC 1.106)



With the exception of the Friday lunch, there is no cost to attend the symposium. Those who wish to attend the lunch on Friday may pay $8.00 on-site at the conference registration table.


To learn more, visit the Symposium website.


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