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Friday 5: Things To Ponder This Week In Higher Ed 5/21/2021
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and at Innovative Educators, we hope to use this month as an opportunity to examine anti-racist practices and inclusivity in our communities. We are asking questions like: How can I use this month for discovery, learning and listening? How will I take this work back to my institutions and organizations? While we’re reminded of the importance of not compartmentalizing the AAPI experience to one month each year, each week this May, we are sharing resources that we find particularly helpful to our own learning. Please find this week’s resources below:
"We just want to make sure these students are supported. COVID has disrupted so many lives in America, specifically in the Black community, and we want to make sure those students know that their home institution cares about their education." - Ed Smith-Lewis, executive director of UNCF's Institute for Capacity Building
These upcoming webinars may also be of interest to you:
$150 million to $544 million: The potential amount of money owed to Tennessee State University by the state of Tennessee.
Last fall semester, the University of Texas-Austin announced that it’s full time equivalent undergraduate population had reached 26.1% Hispanic identifying students which designated it as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). “Having the flagship university achieve HSI status is momentous, provided that it’s about equity and not just enrollment," said John Morán González, director of UT-Austin’s Center for Mexican American Studies. The public school population in Texas is 50% Latinx. In recent years, the University of Texas-Austin has focused efforts to recruit Latinx students, developed mentoring programs and created Latinx community outreach to connect with families to attract more Latinx students.
April 21, 2021