Please join presentations from Project MALES and The University of Texas at Austin this year at the 2020 Virtual Conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Understanding How MSIs’ Prioritize Resources to Serve the Educational Needs of Latinx Men
- Date: Fri, November 13, 11:45am to 1:00pm CST (11:45am to 1:00pm CST), Council for Ethnic Participation Virtual Pre-Conference, Tunica-Biloxi Room
- Session title: Understanding the Shifting Roles of Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions
- Abstract: This study examines how Minority-Serving Institutions prioritize their resources based on how they serve Latinx male students. Findings reveal that community colleges and four-year institutions allocate similar budgets for their MoC programs. Furthermore, these institutions struggle to hire enough staff and faculty to support their Latinx students and MoC programs.
- Authors: Jase K Kugiya, Christopher Vincent Estrella-Ramirez, Rico Gonzalez, Emmet Campos, Victor Sáenz
Understanding MSIs’ Organizational Identity While Serving Latinx Men in Education
- Date: Thu, November 19, 11:00 to 11:45am CST (11:00 to 11:45am CST), ASHE Virtual Conference, Tunica-Biloxi Room
- Session title: Organizational Efforts to Support Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
- Abstract: This study examines how Minority-Serving Institutions understand their organizational identity based on how they serve the educational needs of Latinx men. Findings reveal that while Men of Color programs overwhelmingly value academic success, they struggle to find adequate support from faculty and academic affairs.
- Authors: Jorge Burmicky, Wonsun Ryu, Christopher Vincent Estrella-Ramirez, Rodrigo Aguayo, Victor Sáenz, Susana H. Hernandez
Learning from HSI’s & eHSI’s: How Higher Education Institutions Can Holistically Support Latinx Male Students
- Date: Fri, November 20, 12:00 to 1:15pm CST (12:00 to 1:15pm CST), ASHE Virtual Conference, Houma Room
- Session title: Qualitative Explorations of Marginalized Experiences
- Abstract: This qualitative case study centers the experiences of Latinx male students at HSI’s and eHSI’s. Our findings suggest institutions can close the opportunity gap by serving their Latinx male students holistically, build upon their cultural assets, and by making financial and academic resources more accessible.
- Authors: Christopher Vincent Estrella-Ramirez, Alicia Ann Moreno, Jase K Kugiya
Actualizing Sustainable Coalition Building Towards Equity in Higher Education
- Date: Wed, November 18, 12:00 to 1:15pm CST (12:00 to 1:15pm CST), ASHE Virtual Conference, Maryland Room
- Abstract: This presidential session features a panel who will speak to the need for sustainable coalition-building in order to advance equity work in postsecondary education, including their experiences addressing ideological, cultural, and structural barriers. Participants will engage in conversations about how they can employ coalition-building theories and frameworks in their scholarship and praxis.
- Presenters: Victor Sáenz, Nadrea R. Njoku, Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, S Simmons
“You’re Special”: Contextualizing the Complex Relationship Between Latino Male College Presidents and Their Educational Journeys
- Date: Wed, November 18, 3:30 to 4:45pm CST (3:30 to 4:45pm CST), ASHE Virtual Conference, Choctaw Room
- Session title: Critical Perspectives on Academic Leadership Pathways
- Abstract: This study sought to understand how Latino male college presidents ascribe meaning to their intersectional identities within the context of higher education leadership. Findings reveal that participants contextualized their educational journeys primarily through the lens of their raced and gendered lived experiences, particularly after having attended graduate school.
- Author: Jorge Burmicky
“I Can’t Identify as American”: Impact of Racist Nativism and Study Abroad on Latinx Students
- Date: Thu, November 19, 1:45 to 3:00pm CST (1:45 to 3:00pm CST), ASHE Virtual Conference, Chitimacha Room
- Session title: Navigating Race and Challenging Racism When Studying Internationally
- Abstract: This qualitative case study centered around seven Latinx undergraduate students and their experiences with racist nativism and study abroad. Preliminary findings suggest that Latinx students’ study abroad participation influenced them to view their identities more positively and increased their self-confidence.
- Author: Alicia Moreno