CONAHEC News and Information

Friday, Oct. 09, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As colleges wrestle with how to address sexual assault, a legal challenge involving a small Vermont institution brings an obscure part of the equation to the fore: how to report, investigate and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas-study programs.

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015

The higher education community needs better definitions and measures for what constitutes “success” for military-connected students. That is one of the conclusions highlighted in Military-Connected Undergraduates: The Current State of Research and Future Work, a summary of an April 2015 convening hosted by ACE and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

 

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015

Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) only constitute 12 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities, but they educate 60 percent of enrolled Latino students in higher education. HSIs are defined by the U.S. Department of Education generally as “accredited, degree-granting, public or private, nonprofit colleges and universities with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time enrollment.” 

 

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015

​ACE hosted the 13 members of the 2015-17 Internationalization Laboratoryat a kick-off meeting in Washington, DC, on Aug.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Two leading private universities in Latin America have announced an exchange initiative for low-income students who qualify for their merit-based scholarship (becas) programmes.

Leaders of the Tecnológico de Monterrey (TEC) in Mexico and the Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES) in Colombia this month said the exchange is the beginning of a community of future leaders in the region.

http://thepienews.com/news/mexico-colombia-to-exchange-becas-students/

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015

Sergio Alcocer Martínez de Castro renunció ayer a la Subsecretaría para América del Norte de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) para contender por la rectoría de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) para el periodo 2015-2019.

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2015/07/28/politica/011n1pol 

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015

Seattle International Foundation (SIF) is partnering with the Institute of International Education (IIE) to create a prestigious new leadership development program to support high-impact leaders driving change in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. SIF's core approach to development in Central America includes investment in leadership programs, organizational capacity building, and creating networks of social change agents with the ability to transform economies, communities and societies.

Monday, Jul. 13, 2015

More than 20 students from the University of Guadalajara are spending a week in Tucson to learn about the culture of the United States, workforce development and how the country does business.

The group, in town until Sunday, is a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students from different disciplines, including business administration, marketing and international relations.

Monday, Jul. 13, 2015

The confluence of cost and funding pressures, technology-enabled learning innovations and new paradigms of quality and teaching will continue to force higher education institutions to redefine their value.

Friday, Jul. 10, 2015

More than 875 Native American youths from across the nation are gathering Thursday in Washington, D.C., for a first-of-its-kind summit called by the White House. The teens, who represent 230 tribes, will meet with first lady Michelle Obama and cabinet members to discuss a range of topics, including economic opportunity, education and cultural issues. It’s part of Generation Indigenous, or Gen-I, a White House initiative that kicked off earlier this year with a brainstorming session in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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