Hispanic Task Force



Thursday, October 21, 2010
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Madren Conference Center, Clemson University

Download Agenda, updated Oct. 14, 2010


9-9:45 a.m. — Registration, Foyer

9:45-10 a.m. — Welcome and Conference Overview

  • Michael Padilla, Director of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education
  • Leon Wiles, Chief Diversity Officer, Clemson University

10-10:45 a.m.  — Featured Speaker: “Dreams Fulfilled and Shattered: Assimilation Patterns in Second Generation.”

  • Alejandro Portes, Director, Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University
    Presiding:  William Haller, Assistant Professor, Department of
    Sociology and Anthropology, Clemson University

10:45-11:30 a.m. — Questions and Dialogue

  • Presiding: Alejandro Portes

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Break for boxed lunch, BellSouth Auditorium


12:15-1 p.m. — Featured Speaker: “Latino/a Students in U.S. Schools: From Invisibility to Action”

  • Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita Language, Literacy and Culture University of Massachusetts, Amherst School of Education
    Presiding: Vivian Correa, Distinguished Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education, Clemson University    

1-1:45 p.m. — Questions and Dialogue

  • Presiding:  Sonia Nieto

1:45-2:25 p.m. — Small Group Conversations

  • Presiding: Michael Padilla 
2:30–2:45 p.m. — Next Steps: The Big Ideas

3:00 p.m. — Graduate Student Seminars

  • Sonia Nieto  “Preparing Educators for Diversity: Closing Learning Gaps”
    BellSouth Auditorium, 3-4:00 p.m.
  • Alejandro Portes  “Social Research Methodologies Used in the Study of International Migration and Immigrant Populations”
    Student Senate Chambers, Student Union, 3:30-5 p.m.

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