HSI - 2018-20-19 Speaker Series

Celebrating and Deepening John Jay's Status as an HSI

President Karol Mason is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 series of speakers, seminars and conversations to embrace, explore, and promote our identity as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

You are invited to attend the

Community Hour Lectures (1:40-2:40 PM) in L61 NB

sponsored by the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs and
the Department of Latin American and Latino/a Studies

Discussions explore:

  • Intersections of personality and pop culture
  • The effect of government policies on college access and completion rates
  • Culture and practices toward identity development
  • Harnessing social capital and ethnic resources

Monday, Feb. 26:

David Rice, Associate Provost for Integrative Learning and Academic Accountability; Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology, Morehouse University

Meditations on Visibility Lecture on Learning at a Minority Serving Institution
His research specialization is in the psychology of personality. He has published numerous articles and the book Balance: Advancing Identity Theory by Engaging the Black Male Adolescent, focusing on the intersections of personality and popular culture.

“My background in traditional journalism informs my research psychologist orientation. It is naturally fit to my emphasis on learning from lived experiences, particularly from those whose identities are frequently left unexamined. These life stories ground my identity theory development in strengths. And this approach guides my commentary and popular spins on race, culture, politics, education and most everything in between.”  http://www.dwallrice.com/

Monday, March 5:

Gina Garcia, Assistant Professor, Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh

“Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) should realign their organizational approach in order to liberate themselves and their students. As colonized institutions, HSIs must recognize their history of imperialism before moving towards an organizational model grounded in mestizaje. The mestizaje organizational approach has nine elements. This model is supported by organizational theory, yet it challenges the white normative ways in which postsecondary institutions have been studied and the models that have been used to organize them.”
Gina Garcia profile

Wednesday, March 21:

Stella Flores, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Associate Professor of Higher Education, New York University; Director of Access and Equity, Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy

“Equity is not just about admissions or outcomes. It’s about processes connected to our federal, state, and institutional missions and policies. Every context has its pathway for equity, through laws, policies, programming, and leadership. If you don’t set up the processes to have a good chance of achieving an equitable outcome, you are just counting the same numbers. To be equitable, you have to look deep within your processes and motivations.”
The Chronicle for Higher Education Article

Monday, April 16:

Francisco X. Gaytán, Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, Director of ENLACE Leadership Institute, Provost's Fellow for Success and Retention, Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

“Working with first-generation college students is the way to be the change you want to see,” Gaytan said. “It’s all about ‘Once you get the resources for making it, now share it with other people.’ That’s what motivates me, the information sharing that has a really direct and immediate impact," Gaytan says. "It’s exciting and it’s what keeps me going."
#NBCLatino20: Higher Ed Guru Francisco Gaytan