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National Refereed Conference Proceedings

Ortiz, D. A. & Vichcales, K. B. (October, 2014). Co-conveners for the HACU 3rd Annual Dean’s Forum on Graduate Education. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Denver, CO

Ortiz, D. A., Vichcales, K. B., & de Leon, C. (March, 2014). Standing room only: Creating and delivering all-day Saturday workshops. Association of HSI Educators (AHSIE) National Best Practices Conference, La Verne, CA. (view presentation)

Ortiz, D. A. & Vichcales, K. B. (October, 2013). From nightmare to dream: Hispanic graduate student success. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Conference, Washington, DC. (view presentation)

Ortiz, D. A. & Vichcales, K.B.  (March, 2013).  Retaining, tracking, and graduating our students:  A data-driven approach.  U.S. Department of Education’s HEP Project Director’s Meeting, Washington, DC.

Ortiz, D. A. & Vichcales, K.B.  (March, 2013).  The Graduate Writing Institute: An innovative approach to improving the writing skills and confidence of graduate students and adult learners. Association of HSI Educators (AHSIE) National Best Practices Conference, Jersey City, NJ. (view presentation)

Ortiz, D. A. & Vichcales, K.B., (October 2012).  Mi Familia, Mi Exito:  Innovations in graduate student orientation.  Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Conference, Washington, DC. (view presentation)

Vichcales, K.B., Ortiz, D.A., Zendejas, R. & Torrescano, M.  (October, 2012).  Texas today, the nation tomorrow: Reframing the educational adobe pipeline.  Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Conference, Washington, DC. (view presentation)

Ortiz, D.A., Macias, T., Nguyen, N. & Ohnemus, R.  (March, 2012). My Family, My Success:  A framework for developing a sense of belonging through a graduate student orientation.  Association of HSI Educators (AHSIE) National Conference, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. (view presentation)

Vichcales, K. B. (March, 2012). Building institutional capacity and engagement culture for master’s student services. Association of HSI Educators (AHSIE) National Conference, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX.

 

Regional & Local Refereed Conference Proceedings

Ortiz, D. A., Vichcales, K. B., de Leon, C. E. & Wilson, V. M. (February 2014). Innovations in graduate education: Increasing student participation and engagement in academic and professional development programs through high impact practices. 7th Annual UIW Research Week Poster Presentation, University of the Incarnate Word. (view presentation)

Ortiz, D. A. & Vichcales, K. B.  (Feb/March 2013).  Mi Familia y Mi Exito: Assessing the Impact of a Non-traditional Graduate Student Orientation Program. 6th Annual UIW Research Week Poster Presentation, University of the Incarnate Word. (view presentation)

Ortiz, D.A.  (August, 2011).  A critical examination of persistence among Latino master’s degree students.  Texas Higher Education Symposium.  University of Texas at San Antonio.

 

Invited Presentations

Ortiz, D. A.  (October, 2012).  Building institutional capacity and a culture of engagement for Master’s student services.  Presentation to visiting international faculty from Centro Universitario Incarnate Word (CIW), University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. (view presentation)

Vichcales, K. B. (October, 2012). Pedagogical models of engagement for the graduate classroom: A discussion of learning styles and culturally based engagement strategies. Presentation to visiting delegation of international faculty and administrators from Centro Universitario Incarnate Word (CIW-Mexico City), International Affairs Office-University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX.

Vichcales, K. B. et. al. (October, 2011). Impact of Title V grant funding: Creating a culture of student success for Hispanic students at UIW. Presentation to visiting Department of Education official Dr. Sonia Feigenbaum, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX.

 

Works in Progress

Ortiz, D. A. & Vichcales, K. B.  Integration of family and small children into a new graduate student orientation:  Implications for recruiting and retaining Hispanic graduate students. Completing literature review and data collection in Fall 2013.  (Article)

 

 


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