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LASPAU has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on December 1st, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.  

LASPAU has signed a memorandum with the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) in order to establish a framework for collaboration aimed at creating new educational opportunities to strengthen Higher Education in the Americas.

The Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) aims to encourage Higher Education Institutions and affiliated partner organizations throughout the Americas to participate in a collaborative common area that advocates for cooperative debate, reflection, and action regarding the current state of higher education and its future outlook.

Every year at the University Diego Portales in Chile, a group of professors are selected as outstanding faculty members for their excellence in teaching and receive the reward of coming to Boston, MA to participate in the LASPAU program, “Innovative Teaching for Deeper Learning.” This year, the 6th cohort from Universidad Diego Portales engaged in ten sessions that focused on critical topics such as assessing one’s teaching, effective discussion leading, designing and integrating communication intensive assignments, and project-based learning, among others.