Leading for Change at Hispanic Serving Institutions
Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Educators at Hispanic Serving Institutions:
This training is intended for campus administrators, faculty, and staff. It can help all campus constituents think about various aspects of the campus that must be addressed for long-term change (e.g., mission, purpose, curriculum, programs, services). Dr. Garcia will discuss her organizational framework for transforming HSIs. Then she will provide hands-on activities to help participants develop ideas for what transformation looks like on their campus, guided by the framework. Topics include: (1) social and historical factors that have hindered the educational success of Latinxs, (2) decolonial and organizational theory that can guide transformation, and (3) moving from diversity and inclusion to equity and justice.
This training is for campus leaders, including grassroots leaders and those who have the power to make change within their individual departments and programs. Dr. Garcia discusses the Decolonizing HSIs Framework, an
organizational framework for transforming HSIs, as well as her articles on leading within HSIs. This training will help campus leaders think about the best practices for leading an organization that is compositionally diverse, despite a lack of diversity at the faculty and administration level. Topics include: (1) white people leading within HSIs, (2) leading through a racial equity-lens, (3) disrupting deficit thinking about students, and (4) becoming an institutional agent within HSIs.
This training is for campus constituents who have the power to hire, retain, and train faculty and staff on campus. Dr. Garcia provides and overview of the current racial inequities in faculty and staff employment on campus. She then offers suggestions for implementing techniques to increase the number of minoritized applicants applying to open positions. Dr. Garcia also talks about best practice for training all faculty and staff on campus and retaining people of color in faculty and staff positions. Topics include: (1) racial inequities in faculty and staff hiring at HSIs, (2) implementing cluster hiring and grow your own program initiatives, (3) evaluating resumes and CVs through the lens of equity and justice, and (4) training faculty and staff for equity and justice.
Developing Social Justice Curriculum in Hispanic Serving Institutions
Assessing Servingness at Hispanic Serving Institutions
This training is for faculty who are in
charge of developing and delivering the curriculum at their institution. Dr. Garcia
provides an overview of HSIs and discusses the importance of becoming “Latinx- enhancing,” offering suggestions for how to center Latinxs and other minoritized students in the curriculum and classroom. She also provides a definition of social justice in the curriculum, stressing the need for faculty across the institution to think about
equity and justice outcomes. This training is hands on, allowing faculty to evaluate their syllabi and reflect on their own pedagogical practices. Topics include: (1) becoming a socially just HSI, (2) using culturally relevant pedagogy and developing socially just curriculum, and (3) current research about faculty teaching at HSIs.
This training is for all campus
constituents who are ready to assess their current progress towards becoming an HSI. This workshop is ideal for faculty, staff, and administrators who have access to data about student outcomes and experiences (e.g., DFW rates, persistence rates, IPEDS, Cooperative Institutional Research Programs, Diverse Learning Environments, NSSE, CECE, campus climate surveys, etc.). Those who have been actively implementing
programs and services for better serving Latinxs and other minoritized students could benefit from this workshop. This training is hands-on, with participants asked to assess both their structures for serving and their indicators of serving, using the Multidimensional Conceptual Framework for Understanding “Servingness” as a guide. Topics include: (1) history and overview of HSIs, (2) HSI servingness defined by outcomes, experiences, organizational structures, and external influences, (3) current
HSI research, and (4) assessing servingness.