AAHHE Webinars  

Outstanding Dissertation Competition Webinar

A Narrative Analysis on Latino Male Youth's Identity and Self-advocacy in Connection to Career Preparation
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 12-1pm ET
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Elena Sada, PhD
Program Director
Two-Way Immersion Network of Catholic Schools, Boston College

Dissertation Description

Only half of the Latino male student population in the United States graduates from high school and pursues a 2- or 4-year career preparation program (Pew Research Center, 2015; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). This phenomenon is problematic because the lack of career preparation jeopardizes this population’s ability to reach fulfillment and live above the poverty level, perpetuating social inequities and semi-caste systems (Flores-Gonzalez, 2002; Schott Foundation for Public Education, 2016). This study uses the postcolonial theory and systems-thinking approach to explore the problem, through Riessman’s (2008) thematic narrative analysis. It created and analyzed the stories of 10 Latino male 12th graders from the same urban school district and community where 5 of them are in post-secondary career preparation pathways, and 5 are not. The research addresses what is different between the narratives of Latino male students who are career prepared, and those who are not. And it analyzes the inflow and feedback-loops shaping Latino male adolescents’ identities and self-advocacy in connection to career preparation. Finally, it investigates how political policies and jargon or the Trump effect affect immigrant students’ image in relation to being inferior/superior, and the negative effect this has in their career preparation.


AAHHE NSF HSI February Webinar

Exploring NSF Opportunities with Program Officers
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 12:00-1:30pm ET
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 You will need to preregister for this webinar. You will receive a personalized registration link.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to broadening participation, and this is evident through the variety of investment priorities related to preparing a diverse, globally-engaged science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce; integrating research with education, and building capacity; and expanding efforts to broaden participation from underrepresented groups and diverse institutions across all geographical regions in all NSF activities. Participants will learn about two funding opportunities, the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) program and the Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program. Both programs are designed to support organizational and research capacity building and effective practices for increasing underrepresented students’ degree attainment in STEM.





Luis Cubano, Ph.D.
Division of Human Resource Development (HRD)
National Science Foundation

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Please see Dr. Cubano's biography here.






Michael Ferrara, Ph.D.
Division of Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation
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Please see Dr. Ferrara's biography here.