Research Brief Dissemination Series

Thank you for your interest in the Research Brief Dissemination Series, sponsored by UndocuScholars, the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Presidential Commission on Undocumented Immigrants, and UConn’s Neag School of Education.

* This 2018-19 series has come to an end, but you can learn more and/or access summaries of each event below. *

Be sure to bookmark the Dissemination Series landing page for the most up-to-date information.

Topic: Implementation of Public and Institutional Policies for Undocu/DACAmented Students at Higher Education Institutions

H. Kenny Nienhusser
H. Kenny Nienhusser, Ed.D.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon PST
Format: Twitter Chat — Follow the conversation on Twitter by using #UndocEdu.

Event Coordinator: H. Kenny Nienhusser, Ed.D., University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education
Description: While tens of thousands of undocumented and DACAmented students are enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions, many higher education institutional agents continue to be largely uninformed of how to best meet the needs of these populations. This Twitter chat will delve into several aspects (e.g., complex policy environments, campus environments, and learning opportunities) related with higher education institutional agents’ implementation of public and institutional policies for undocu/DACAmented students.
Also Featuring: Isabel Martinez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, CUNY; and Meng So, MA, Director, Access & Opportunity Programs, Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence, University of California, Berkeley
Read the research brief on which the Twitter chat will be based at s.uconn.edu/implement. Missed the Twitter chat? Check out the chat summary.

Topic: The “Trump Effect” and Undocumented and DACA Community College Students

Susana M. Muñoz, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon PST
Format: Webinar (More information to come)
Event Coordinator: Susana M. Muñoz, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Description: The burgeoning research on undocumented and DACA students attending community colleges suggests that barriers to college access and persistence continue to exist despite in-state tuition policies. This webinar will feature panelists who discuss undocumented and DACA students attending community colleges and how the current political climate has influenced undocumented and DACA community college students’ navigation of their educational trajectories. Using the state of Colorado as a case study, issues such as heightened white supremacy, uncertain academic trajectories, and creating supportive spaces at community colleges will be discussed. Other areas that will be discussed are the roles of staff development and institutional messaging/communication as essential components of creating an inclusive campus climate for undocumented and DACA community college students.
Also Featuring: 
Reyna Anaya, Dean of Students, Community College of Aurora and Ph.D. candidate; Brian R. Mitra, Ed.D., Dean of Student Affairs, Kingsborough Community College; Dion Duran, MA, Coordinator of Community Outreach and Enrollment, Front Range Community College; Erin Howard, MA, Latino Outreach Director and Global Learning Project Leader, Bluegrass Community and Technical College; and Darsella Vigil, Ph.D. student, University of Denver Read the research brief on which the Twitter chat will be based at s.uconn.edu/communitycollege. Missed the webinar? Check out the audio or a link to the transcript.

Topic: Deportation As an Educational Policy Issue: How We Can Fight Back and Why We Must

Genevieve Negron-Gonzales
Genevieve Negron-Gonzales, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m. PST
Format: Twitter Chat — Follow the conversation on Twitter by using #UndocEdu.
Event Coordinator: Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Ph.D., University of San Francisco
Description: Often times, the conversation about immigration in higher education focuses on the educational experiences of undocumented students. While this is important, it is only one front of the struggle for just immigration policy.  This Twitter chat will outline the evidence for how deportation is an educational policy issue, and makes the case for how those of us in institutions of higher education need to be activated around this struggle. 
Read the research brief on which the Twitter chat will be based at s.uconn.edu/deportation. Missed the Twitter chat? Check out the chat summary.

Also Featuring: Leisette Rodriguez, Esq.,@tigleis, Immigrant Justice Attorney and Adjunct Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills; and Carolina Valdivia, @Cvaldivia8, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University

 

Topic: Humanizing Research Methodologies with Immigrant and Undocumented Communities

Lindsay Pérez Huber, Ph.D., California State University, Long Beach
Lindsay Pérez Huber, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon PST
Format: Webinar (More information to come)
Event Coordinator: Lindsay Pérez Huber, Ph.D., California State University, Long Beach
Description:This webinar will feature education scholars discussing the ways that they have developed and engaged humanizing research methodologies with immigrant and undocumented communities. This panel of scholars will explain how they theoretically ground these methodologies, and the impact these methodological approaches have had on themselves, and with the communities they have worked with.

Also Featuring: Dolores Delgado Bernal, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, California State University, Los Angeles; and Veronica Vélez, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Educationa nd Social Justice Program, Western Washington University
Read the research brief on which the Twitter chat will be based at s.uconn.edu/humanizing. Missed the webinar? Check out the audio or a link to the transcript.

Questions? Contact H. Kenny Nienhusser or Rachel Freeman.