TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

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Transforming Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)

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This workshop pairs well with the keynote of the same name but can also be effective as a standalone workshop. Participants will engage with ideas from the book Becoming Hispanic Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities. The training is hands on, beginning with a look at the Typology of HSI Organizational Identities and guided by prompts to help participants determine the type of HSI their institution currently is: Latinx-enrolling, Latinx-producing, Latinx-enhancing, or Latinx-serving, and the type it wants to become. Dr. Garcia provides tangible ways for faculty to rethink their classroom practices, staff to elevate support services that center students’ intersectional identities, and administrators to make decisions that consider the needs of Latinxs and other students of color.  

This workshop pairs well with the keynote of the same name but can also be effective as a standalone workshop. This training is for campus administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. It will help all campus constituents think about various aspects of the campus that must be addressed for long-term organizational change towards equity and justice, including mission, purpose, curriculum, programs, services, governance, leadership, and external partnerships. Guided by the Transforming HSIs organizational framework, Dr. Garcia provides an experience that is hands-on and helps participants conceptualize organizational transformation on their campus.

Assessing Servingness in Practice at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)

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This workshop pairs well with the keynote of the same name but can also be effective as a standalone workshop. All campus constituents are invited to discuss and assess the institution’s progress towards enacting servingness. This workshop is ideal for campuses that have access to data about student outcomes and experiences (e.g., graduation rates, persistence rates, IPEDS, Diverse Learning Environments, NSSE, CECE, campus climate surveys, etc.). Those who have knowledge of programs, services, and curricula that serve Latinxs and other minoritized students will also benefit from this workshop. This training is hands-on, with participants asked to assess both the “structures for serving” and the “indicators of serving,” using the Multidimensional Conceptual Framework for Understanding “Servingness” as a guide.

Developing Social Justice Curriculum in Hispanic Serving Institutions

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This training is for faculty and instructors who develop and deliver 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, from STEM to humanities and professional schools, 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.