Leading for Change at Hispanic Serving Institutions
Complicating a Hispanic Serving Institution Identity
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 intended for campus leaders, or those who have the power to make change. Dr. Garcia will discuss her 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) governance, mission, purpose, and incentives (3) HSI grant seeking, getting, and implementation, and (4) becoming an institutional agent within HSIs.
Also known as “HSI 101,” this training is intended for all campus constituents who need to understand HSI basics, as well as those who are beginning to think more critically about what it actually means to move from Latinx-enrolling to Latinx-serving. This training can be hands-on, in which participants are asked to assess their current HSI identity and reflect on their ideal identity using Garcia’s (2017) Typology of HSI Organizational Identities. Topics include: (1) history and overview of HSIs, (2) characteristics of students, faculty, and staff at HSIs, (3) HSI identity defined by outcomes and culture, (4) current HSI research.
Assessing Servingness at Hispanic Serving Institutions
This training is intended for faculty who are in charge of curriculum and pedagogy at the institution. It could also include student affairs staff who implement programs and services for students. Dr. Garcia provides and overview of HSIs and discusses the importance of becoming Latinx-enhancing, offering suggestions for how to do this. This training can be hands on, with faculty evaluating their syllabi and student affairs staff researching potential programs for implementation. Topics include: (1) becoming a culturally enhancing HSI, (2) using culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum, (3) current research about faculty teaching at HSIs.
Also known as “HSI 301,” this training is intended for all campus constituents who are beyond understanding HSI basics, and have been thinking critically about moving from Latinx-enrolling to Latinx-serving. This workshop is ideal for those who have received HSI grants and have implemented programs and services for better serving Latinxs, and are ready to assess their progress. This training is hands-on, with participants asked to assess both their structures for serving and their indicators of serving, using Garcia, Sansone, and Nuñez’s Multidimensional Conceptual Framework for Understanding “Servingness.” 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.