HSI Week

Each year, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) calls on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to join in observance of National HSI Week, to celebrate and build awareness of the work and important role HSIs play in improving access to education, advancing equity practices, and the contributions in their communities. National HSI Week is observed by colleges and universities across the nation.

This year, we will celebrate HSI Week 2021 September 13 - September 19, 2021. Mark your calendars! 

The recordings for #UAHSIWeek2020 are listed below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Priscilla Ayala at PriscillaAyala@arizona.edu 
We look forward to having you join us,
Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives

Drawing on Equity-Minded, Culturally Relevant Leadership to Center the Needs of Graduate Students in the Age of COVID-19 | Graduate Student Weekly Chat

Featuring: Judy Marquez Kiyama, PhD, AVP, Faculty Development; Professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice. We seek a deeper understanding of the problems facing graduate students, a willingness to listen and re-calibrate, and a desire to build student, faculty, and administrator relationships based on empathy, trust, and respect. 


Nationally Competitive Scholarships: Equity-Centered Practices for Supporting Diverse Students | Panel

The need to advance more equitable practices across all facets of the university is an essential commitment as an HSI, including nationally competitive scholarships. This panel discussion will explore equity-centered practices for supporting diverse students in applying for these highly competitive awards, including hearing from those who manage these programs, faculty who serve as mentors, and student voices from those who have applied. 

View the Recording Here

Hispanic Serving Institutions: Examining the Graduate Education Ecosystem for Latinx Students | Panel                            

Featuring: Dr. JoAnn Canales, the Council of Graduate Schools’ Scholar-in-Residence Emerita, discussing her recent release of an information brief and interactive toolkit focused on closing the gap in graduate degree attainment for Latinx students. Panelists include: Vanessa Perry, Assistant Professor of Practice, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, Nura Dualeh, Director, Undergraduate Research and Graduate Preparation Programs, and UA graduate student Ruben Zecena. 

View the Recording Here