Webinars on Men of Color

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Designing and Implementing Early Alert Systems to Support Success for Men of Color” (May 5, 2016) – Early alert systems are used by colleges to intervene when student show signs of impending retention concerns. This webinar will overview different early alert models and provide recommendations on how to best structure systems to foster student success

Racial/Gender Microaggressions: Their Influence on Men of Color in Community Colleges” (April 21, 2016) – Microaggressions are common, subtle, messages that communicate racial indignations. Typically, these messages are unconscious in nature. However, racial-gender and sexual orientation microaggressions have an integral influence on students’ perceptions of campus climates as hostile, alienating, and isolating. Some of the common microaggressions men of color face in community college will be discussed in this webinar. Recommendations for faculty, staff, and administrative professional development will also be offered.

The Student Athlete: Advancing Success for Men of Color Athletes in the Community College” (March 17, 2016) – Large contingents of men of color are concentrated in varsity athletics. However, programming designed to support men of color in the community college often overlooks this segment of men. Promising practices on how community colleges can best support men of color before, during, and after their athletic experiences.

Designing Retention Programming to Address the Influence of Masculine Identities on Success for Community College Men of Color” (February 18, 2016) – Research has shown that masculine identities can influence the success of men of color in college. This webinar will discuss how those engaged in retention programming can design and implement efforts to address the influence of masculine identity on success of men of color.

An Executive Perspective: Gaining Institutional Buy-in for Men of Color Efforts” (December 3, 2015) – The topic will focus on gaining buy-in and support on college campuses for efforts to enhance outcomes for college men of color. This webinar will feature executive leaders who will discuss strategies that has been employed at their respective institutions.

Designing and Implementing Mentoring Programs for Men of Color in Community Colleges” (November 12, 2015) – Mentoring has long been used as the primary ‘silver bullet’ strategy for improving outcomes for men of color. However, too often, mentoring programs do not enhance student success. This webinar will focus on how colleges can best build and implement mentoring programs that foster success for men of color.

Serving Those Who’ve Served Us: Fostering Success for Veteran Men of Color in the Community College” (November 11, 2015) – With the winding down of international conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, many veterans have returned home. Community colleges often serve as a primary access point for these students into college. This webinar will focus on how community colleges can construct programs, policies, and practices that are attentive to the needs and assets of veteran men of color.

The Role of the Community College Trustee: Advancing Success for College Men of Color” (October 20, 2015) – Advancing success for men of color in the community college necessitates support from all institutional and district-makers. This webinar will present information on how community college trustees can support systemic policy changes that can foster parity for men of color in the community college.

What the Past 20 Years of Research on Men of Color Tells Us” (October 20, 2015) – For nearly 20 years, scholars and practitioners have investigated the experiences, perceptions, and outcomes of men of color in the community college. This webinar will synthesize those findings and offer research-based recommendations for practice. Moreover, suggestions for further inquiry on this population will be extended.

Gaining Institutional Buy-In for Men of Color Efforts” (September 24, 2015) – This webinar represents the first information-sharing session for the National Consortium on College Men of Color. The topic focuses on gaining buy-in and support from from institutional leaders on efforts to enhance outcomes for men of color.

Narratives of Success: Insights from Men of Color who Successfully Transferred” (August 24, 2015) – This webinar will present findings from a recent study of men of color who successfully transferred from a community college to a four-year institution. Narratives from these men will discuss the role of institutional personnel and structures in fostering transfer success.

Equity Planning to Advance Outcomes for Men of Color in Community Colleges” (May 14, 2015) – Equity planning can be a key tool for maximizing strategic efforts to support men of color. This webinar will address how to develop equity plans that specify clear goals, objectives, interventions, and measures that can lead to success for men of color.

Male Program Assessment for College Excellence (M-PACE)” (May 5, 2015) – M2C3 has created a new tool that can be freely used by community colleges to assess outcomes for programs serving men of color. This video will include information on the tool’s development, validation, and utility for practice.

Assessing Initiatives Serving Men of Color in Community Colleges” (April 23, 2015) – This webinar will focus on how assessment and evaluation can be integrated into and optimized within initiatives serving men of color in community colleges.

Counseling and Advising Strategies: Advancing Success for Men of Color in the Community College” (February 12, 2015) – “Equity-minded” counseling and advising strategies that facilitate student success of men of color in community colleges will be presented in this webinar. The strategies that will be presented were derived from counselors and advisors who have been effective in serving men of color in culturally-responsive ways.

 “Institutional Self-Assessment to Improve Outcomes for Men of Color: Using the Community College Student Success Inventory (December 4, 2014) – The instrument assesses six overarching categories of institutional action and support needed for the success of men of color who are enrolled in community colleges: 1) financial aid, 2) student support services, 3) teaching and learning, 4) institutional research, 5) minority male initiatives and programs, and 6) early alert systems.

Supporting Men of Color in the Community Colleges: Teaching and Learning Strategies for Classroom Faculty” (September 12, 2014) – Based on data gathered from faculty members who have been recognized for their efforts in teaching men of color, this webinar will focus on promising teaching and learning strategies that classroom faculty can use to support their success. Faculty members interested in learning insights that may prove useful in their own classroom settings are encouraged to attend.

Designing and Implementing a Minority Male Initiative in the Community College” (July 1, 2014) – This webinar will focus on presenting extant findings from a recent study of male of color initiatives in the community college. In addition, promising practices for program development, implementation, and evaluation will be shared by community college leaders who have demonstrated success in enhancing outcomes for men of color.

Men of Color in the Community College:  Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (April 18, 2014) – Men of color – notably Black, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian men – are among the students who experience persistent student success inequities in postsecondary education. In this webinar, sociocultural and institutional factors that enable these inequities to exist and persist will be discussed, as will recommendations to improve educational practice to serve men of color equitably.