Wed, Sep 11


Adams State University

Keynote Address

Transforming Hispanic Serving Institutions

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Keynote Address

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT

Adams State University, 208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA

About the event

In this keynote address, Dr. Garcia talks about her Decolonizing HSIs Framework, which is an organizational model that is grounded in decolonial theory and anti-racist practices. First, she talks about the social and historical factors that have hindered the educational success of Latinxs, arguing for the need to use critical theory as a framework for serving these students. Then she lays out the framework, which includes nine organizational elements: mission, purpose, membership, governance, technology, boundary management, incentive structures, justice & accountability, and community standards. Audience members will be encouraged to think about how to transform HSIs, from an organizational level, using her framework.

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