Support Asian Leaders in Higher Education: A Training for All Leaders

Last updated January 17, 2023

Support Asian Leaders in Higher Education: A Training for All Leaders

Last updated January 17, 2023

Create more equitable and inclusive environments to support the success of Asian faculty and staff leaders.

Overview

Asian students, faculty, and staff continue to be underrepresented in higher education, and as we look at leadership positions, this gap widens further, with only 1% of college presidents identifying as Asian. While individual support and leadership advancement is important, it does not address the systemic issues that created these inequities in the first place. In this virtual session, we will discuss steps you and your institution can take to create a more inclusive and equitable environment to support Asian faculty and staff.

This program is the second in a two-part series. While this second program is intended for any leader interested in creating systemic change at their institution to better support Asian leaders, the first program is specifically for leaders who identify as Asian.

Asian students, faculty, and staff continue to be underrepresented in higher education, and as we look at leadership positions, this gap widens further, with only 1% of college presidents identifying as Asian. While individual support and leadership advancement is important, it does not address the systemic issues that created these inequities in the first place. In this virtual session, we will discuss steps you and your institution can take to create a more inclusive and equitable environment to support Asian faculty and staff.

This program is the second in a two-part series. While this second program is intended for any leader interested in creating systemic change at their institution to better support Asian leaders, the first program is specifically for leaders who identify as Asian.

Who should attend?

Any leader interested in creating inclusive and equitable environments to better support and retain Asian faculty and staff.

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Agenda

Friday, May 5, 2023

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

During this session, we’ll discuss practical steps that you and your institution can take to create a more inclusive and equitable environment to support Asian faculty and staff.

1. Because Asian American history is often excluded from school curriculum, we will begin by examining some of the critical context necessary to understand current anti-Asian bias and raise awareness of the existing issues of inequity in our system.

2. Next, we will spend time exploring practical ways that you can take individual and systemic action to create more equitable campuses. We’ll discuss strategies such as:

a. Perspective Taking

b. Microresistance

c. Sponsorship

d. Equitable Hiring and Promotion Practices

3. Finally, we will close by sharing what one group of Asian leaders wish other leaders knew in order to create more supportive campus environments. Attendees will be asked to spend time reflecting and choosing one action item to commit to upon completion of the session.