Project MALES kicked off the year with its inaugural Symposium for Faculty and Research Affiliates. The symposium brought together 30 affiliates, representing 24 institutions of higher education, across 14 states in the nation, including the District of Columbia (D.C.).
The Symposium featured two days of workshops and sessions focused on three main areas:
- Developing short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the Faculty/Research Affiliates Program.
- Defining a collective research agenda as a community of scholars committed to supporting the educational pathways of male students of color.
- Supporting and enhancing the career goals and trajectories of our Affiliates community through career mapping workshops.
The Symposium concluded with a group discussion around ideas for future projects and collaborations including: developing the taxonomy of Latino males at four-year institutions, creating an online repository for Latino male research/resources, and establishing the Journal of Latino Males in Education, to name a few.
The inaugural Project MALES Symposium for Faculty and Research Affiliates was made possible through funding from Project MALES and RISE for Boys and Men of Color with the support of The Greater Texas Foundation, Equal Measure, The KRESGE Foundation, Casa Chapala, the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.
We are excited for next steps and all future collaborations that will develop from this convening. Stay tuned for more news and updates from our PM Affiliates throughout the year.