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NCORE Webinar - Seeking Tenure While Latina: Experiences of Latina Faculty at Research 1 Institutions

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Class of 1947 Room, Homer Babbidge Library (Plaza Level)

"The Office for Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Dodd Center, Human Rights Institute and the Graduate School will be hosting the following webinar offered by the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). Struggles related to involvement, unwritten expectations and cultural taxation (Padilla, 1994), play a role in the underrepresentation of Latinas in tenured positions. This presentation will unpack the experience of Latina faculty seeking tenure at R1 institutions. The presenter will discuss reported experiences, emergent themes related to involvement and engagement, and practical implications for faculty of color, especially Latinas, as they navigate the tenure process. This presentation should particularly benefit underrepresented faculty members seeking tenure or seeking a career in academia. Additionally, findings from the study can be informative for underrepresented students, faculty, and staff as they provide insights into institutional dynamics and challenges that many underrepresented groups face, particularly in Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Participants will:

• Analyze factors that contribute to high attrition in the number of underrepresented faculty members seeking tenure at Research 1 institutions. • Discuss current institutional climate and systemic challenges that perpetuate the current underrepresentation of POC in the professoriate. • Identify strategies that can improve the minority faculty experience as they seek tenure. • Identify strategies to fuel the pipeline of students into careers in academia and higher education. Presenter: Julie Henriquez Aldana, Ph.D. If you are unable to attend, please register for private viewing here: https://www.ncore.ou.edu/en/webinar-series/seeking-tenure/"

This is an Honors Event. Categories: Multiculturalism & Global Citizenship OR Career, Professional, & Personal Development

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Contact:

Jonelle Reynolds, jonelle.reynolds@uconn.edu

Honors Program (primary)

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