The Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Fellows Program serves to strategically further the scope and depth of work around our HSI designation and provide a venue for community-building and career development for faculty and staff through a project-based leadership experience, mentoring and coaching, and a series of targeted workshops. As we seek to serve students from diverse backgrounds, particularly Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students, the HSI Fellows Program serves as one of many strategies for strengthening our institutional capacity and exceeding the federal criteria required to be a designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
To optimize the UA’s organizational identity as a HSI and enhance and diversify the University’s leadership capacity, the HSI Fellows Program will provide a project-based leadership opportunity for 10 thought and action leaders, including junior and mid-career faculty, academic and administrative heads, program directors, and individuals identified as emerging leaders. Faculty and staff from all backgrounds are invited to apply.
The aim and scope of the HSI Fellows’ involvement warrants a time commitment of 8-10 hours per week to fulfill project obligations and attend the entire meeting schedule. The Office of the Provost with the College Deans and Vice Presidents will work to ensure a cost-sharing arrangement for course release/buyout and workload reassignments.
The core activities of the HSI Fellows Program include: (1) participating in all pre-scheduled skill-building and leadership development workshops; and (2) leading a team-based HSI-related initiative.
PROJECT-BASED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Three teams consisting of 3-4 faculty and staff will lead a project from conception to launch to expand institutional capacity for supporting the HSI designation.
Project teams will provide the University with a plan of action for tackling one of the four broadly defined HSI-related opportunities listed below. Based on applicants’ expressed preferences, participants will be assigned to one team and will assume varying leadership roles to ensure effective project management.
- Develop and facilitate capacity building activities in support of culturally responsive pedagogies and practices
- Develop and facilitate a plan for intentionally partnering with regional 2-year HSIs to facilitate faculty and staff partnerships in support of transfer student success
- Design/redesign curricular experiences with community partners to offer place-based experiential learning
- Pitch a compelling case for a project of your own choosing that would significantly further our institutional capacity to actualize the HSI designation
Participants must attend all scheduled sessions in their entirety.
|HSI Fellows Kickoff Dinner||September 13, 2019||5:00-8:00pm|
|Stories from Visionary Doers||September 20, 2019||8:00-11:00am|
|Design Thinking Principles & Project Management||October 25, 2019||8:00-11:00am|
|Convey Your Charge||November 15, 2019||8:00-11:00am|
|Rethinking Your Sphere of Influence: Influence in all Directions||January 10, 2020||8:00-11:00am|
|HSI Advocacy: The Power of a Story||January 24, 2020||8:00-11:00am|
|Risks & Rewards: Leaning into a New Authored Self||February 7, 2020||8:00-11:00am|
|Declaring the State of Our Work: Updates & Next Steps||March 6, 2020||8:00-11:00am|
|Team Meetings||Weekly/Bi-weekly Team Meetings|
|HSI Fellows’ Panel||April 3, 2020||10:00-11:30am|
DUE: March 15