Strategies for Latino Educational Success

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Event Date/Time: Oct 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 15, 2008
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Strategies for Latino Educational Success 15 October 2008 Online This webinar focuses on strategies used to engage Latino students, help them achieve their educational goals and ultimately succeed in college. Speakers will discuss critical aspects that affect Latino student success such as institutional policies, teaching methods and student services. Participants will learn effective strategies for implementing college initiatives that promote Latino student success. Questions to be addressed: *Why do you think so many Latino students drop out of college? *How do you engage Latino students and parents in the educational process? *How do you instill the value of college? *What kinds of policies do you have in place or did you revise to help improve Latino student success? *What kinds of questions should you be asking your IR department in order to get substantial data to improve your campus practices? *What programs do you have in place to improve Latino student success? *What is the role of the faculty member? *How can faculty enhance their teaching methods to engage Latino students? SPEAKER Paul Dosal is the Executive Director of ENLACE FLORIDA, a statewide network funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and managed by NCCEP to promote college readiness, access, and success for Latinos, African-Americans, and other underrepresented students through non-partisan research, communication, advocacy, and support. He is a Professor of Latin American History at the University of South Florida, specializing in the modern history of Cuba and the Caribbean region. He is the author of four books, including Comandante Che, a study of the military career of the legendary Latin American revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, and Doing Business with the Dictators, a history of the infamous United Fruit Company in Guatemala in the early 20th century. His most recent book is Cuba Libre, a brief introductory history of Cuba designed for the classroom as well as a more general audience. Born and raised in Tampa, he is a fourth- generation descendant of Cuban immigrants who settled in Ybor City in 1889. A graduate of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, he earned his B.A. in International Politics at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He received his M.A. in Latin American Studies and Ph.D. in History at Tulane University in New Orleans. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Florida, he taught for nine years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Enquiries: