GSU Student/Faculty Symposium on Issues Facing Latino Students, Others of Diverse Backgrounds

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Title V Latino Center for Excellence is sponsoring a free symposium for students, faculty, advisors, and administrators from across the region on May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at GSU. The symposium will address the issues and concerns facing Latino and other students from diverse backgrounds in higher education.

The goal of the symposium is to increase awareness of the social, economic, and cultural barriers that negatively impact student success in higher education. Increased understanding leads to more effective teaching and academic advising at both the community college and university levels.

The keynote speakers, Dr. Christina Gomez and Dr. Frank D. Sanchez, are experts in issues surrounding access to education and equitable and fair education practices.

In addition to the keynote speakers, GSU faculty members, trained in best practices for providing equitable educational opportunities within the classroom, will share their discoveries and observations in breakout sessions.

This event is sponsored by Title V Cooperative Grant with Morton College, the Latino Center for Excellence, Student Affairs, and the GSU Faculty Development Committee. There is no charge for participation. Registration is necessary. For more information, contact Monica Teixeira at [email protected] or (708) 235-7609, or visit www.govst.edu/lcesymposium.