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 towards 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 an HSI and enhance and diversify the University’s leadership capacity, the HSI Fellows Program will provide a project-based leadership opportunity for up to 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 4-5 hours on average 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 program include: (1) participating in all pre-scheduled sessions; and (2) developing and implementing a team-based HSI-related project.
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 tackle one of the three 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 and implementation.
- Develop and facilitate capacity building activities to establish and/or strengthen equity-minded collaborations that yield grant development efforts centered on servingness1
- Develop and facilitate a collaborative effort of research and creative expressions centered on servingess1
- Pitch a compelling case for a project of your own choosing that would significantly further our institutional capacity to actualize our HSI designation
Participants must attend all scheduled sessions in their entirety.
|HSI Fellows Kickoff Dinner||September 11, 2020||5:00-8:00pm|
|Stories from Visionary Doers||September 25, 2020||8:00-11:00am|
|Design Thinking Principles & Project Management||October 23, 2020||8:00-11:00am|
|Convey Your Charge||November 13, 2020||8:00-11:00am|
|Rethinking Your Sphere of Influence: Influence in all Directions||January 8, 2021||8:00-11:00am|
|HSI Advocacy: The Power of a Story||January 22, 2021||8:00-11:00am|
|Risks & Rewards: Leaning into a New Authored Self||February 5, 2021||8:00-11:00am|
|Declaring the State of Our Work: Updates & Next Steps||March 26, 2021||8:00-11:00am|
|Team Meetings||Weekly/Bi-weekly Team Meetings|
|HSI Fellows’ Panel||April 23, 2021||8:00-11:00am|
DUE: March 27
1Garcia, G. A. (2017). Defined by outcomes or culture? Constructing an organizational identity for Hispanic-serving institutions. American Educational Research Journal, 54(1S), 111-134.