Undocumented Students: An Overview of Policies, Myths and Best Practices

Registration Fee: $345.00

Undocumented Students: An Overview of Policies, Myths and Best Practices
Wednesday, June 16th ~ 1-2:30 EDT
If you can not make this date and time, you can watch the recording.  Each participant will receive a link to the recording which is good indefinitely and can be distributed to your entire faculty and staff via email for viewing anytime, anywhere! 


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Over 65,000 college-ready undocumented students graduate from our nation's high schools each year and this number is likely to increase.  As such, higher education professionals are compelled to address the needs of this growing population.  College-ready undocumented students have jumped the same hurdles as other college-eligible students, yet they have not been given the same degree of access to higher education.  Without improvements in relevant college knowledge, guidance, and financial support, these students, many of whom are among the best their communities have to offer, will continue to be shut out of a system that is virtually their only means for upward mobility. 

Based on six years of research and practice with college-bound undocumented immigrant students, this webinar will offer participants insight into best practices for improving the college access and success of this growing population.  The presenter will share information to dispel the myths about college-going, immigration and educational rights for undocumented immigrants across the nation.  In doing so, she will provide up-to-date information about policies and practices to provide undocumented immigrant students with greater access to higher education.  The session will include information about state and federal policies that shape college access for undocumented students and offer best practices for helping undocumented students persist through the college admissions, college attendance, and financial aid acquisition processes.  A major component of the session will be best practices for assisting undocumented immigrants in securing funds to support their college education.



Participants will learn the following:
    • How state and federal education and immigration policies impact college access for undocumented students in their state.
    • How to assist undocumented students as they apply for college admission.
    • How to address the unique needs of undocumented college-goers.
    • How to help undocumented students fundraise to pay for college.
    • How to help undocumented students develop a network of support once they get to college.
    • How to help undocumented students improve their potential for employment or graduate school attendance upon college graduation.
    • How to help undocumented students determine if they are eligible to adjust their residency status.


Who should attend?

  • Directors of Diversity
  • Admissions Directors & Staff
  • Faculty
  • Directors of Minority Recruitment
  • Outreach & Recruitment Staff
  • College & Financial Aid Advisors
  • Enrollment Management Administrators & Staff
  • College Registrars
  • Marketing & Communications Professionals
  • Student Services/Affairs Administrators & Staff
  • Financial Aid Directors & Staff

Who is the speaker?

Dr. Paz Maya Oliv erez is the Executive Director and Founder of Futuros Educational Services, a non-profit organization that provides college-preparatory services to low-income and immigrant youth and professional development for school-based professionals.  She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education in the Masters in Teaching Program in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and a Consultant to the Division of Student Services at Long Beach City College.  Her dissertation titled Ready But Restricted: An Examination of the Challenges of College Access and Financial Aid for Undocumented Students in the U.S. examined the challenges encountered by college-ready undocumented high school seniors as they endeavor to make the transition from high school to college.  Along with a statewide coalition of undocumented students and advocates, she was instrumental in developing The College and Financial Aid Guide for: AB540 Undocumented Immigrant Students, which has been disseminated to thousands of undocumented students and advocates throughout California.  She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Registration Information 

You can purchase a single presentation or a pack of 3, 6 or 12. The more you buy, the more you save.  For a single presentation, add the product to your cart and follow the steps. If purchasing more than two events, add the products to your cart and enter the appropriate coupon code.  

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If you are interested in ordering multiple presentations that involve our products priced at $200 or $545, please contact Val at
val@ieinfo.org or call 303-775-6004 for the multiple discount.  Please note:  a presentation costing $545 counts as two presentations, as these trainings consist of two sessions. 

Or you can register via fax by clicking on this form:  Paper-based registration form 


How does it work?  

1.  We email you a link and password that will give you access to the On-Demand Training presentations
2.  You distribute the link and password to your entire faculty and staff via email
3.  You will have access to these links for one full year

What are the benefits of On-Demand Trainings? 

  • Accessible: Email the trainings to your entire faculty and staff, so they can take advantage of training opportunities anytime, anywhere. They can watch in the comfort of their office, their home or while traveling.
  • Cost-Effective:  No travel required.  An innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price!  The more you train, the more you save.  The registration fee is per institution, not per person.
  • Easy:  It�s as easy as point, click, participate.  If you run into any problems, we�re always here to help.
  • Practical:  Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today.  Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.
  • Top-Notch Speakers:  Our speakers are subject matter experts and recognized in their field. 
  • Flexible:  When you purchase an On-Demand Training, it is yours for one full year.  You can use it whenever and as often as you want during the year, offering consistent training to all of your hires.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed:  Our On-Demand Trainings are 100% guaranteed.  Thus, there is no risk.  If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your money in full.

How will we use these trainings? 

  • Hybrid Professional Development:  Distribute an On-Demand Training to faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities:  Distribute On-Demand Trainings to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.  Contact Innovative Educators at val@ieinfo.org and we will create an online discussion group specifically for your institution at no extra charge. 
  • In-Service Training:  Plan a day and time to show an On-Demand Training in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to attend a debrief immediately following the presentation.
  • Staff Recognition:  Develop a program around the On-Demand Trainings with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.
  • Team-Building:  Utilize these On-Demand Trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.
  • New Employee Training:  Include these trainings as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.
  • Implementation and Follow-Up:  Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement and track your progress.
If you have any questions, please contact Val at val@ieinfo.org or call 303-775-6004 for more information.