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Seeking Tenure While Latina: Experiences of Latina Faculty at Research 1 Institutions 

Seeking Tenure While Latina: Experiences of Latina Faculty at Research 1 Institutions

Presenter: Julie Henriquez Aldana, Ph.D. 

March 25, 2020  |  3:00 - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time

Cost: $25.00  | Register

Closed captioning provided.

Struggles related to involvement, unwritten expectations and cultural taxation (Padilla, 1994), play a role in the underrepresentation of Latinas in tenured positions. This presentation will unpack the experience of Latina faculty seeking tenure at R1 institutions. The presenter will discuss reported experiences, emergent themes related to involvement and engagement, and practical implications for faculty of color, especially Latinas, as they navigate the tenure process. This presentation should particularly benefit underrepresented faculty members seeking tenure or seeking a career in academia. Additionally, findings from the study can be informative for underrepresented students, faculty, and staff as they provide insights into institutional dynamics and challenges that many underrepresented groups face, particularly in Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Participants will: 

•    Analyze factors that contribute to high attrition in the number of underrepresented faculty members seeking tenure at Research 1 institutions. 
•    Discuss current institutional climate and systemic challenges that perpetuate the current underrepresentation of POC in the professoriate. 
•    Identify strategies that can improve the minority faculty experience as they seek tenure. 
•    Identify strategies to fuel the pipeline of students into careers in academia and higher education.

Julie Henriquez Aldana serves as an Administrative Assistant Professor of Women’s Leadership and Director of Student Leadership and Engagement for the Newcomb Institute at Tulane University.  She earned a B.S. in International Trade and Finance (2003), M.S. in Human Resource Education (2005), and a PhD in Human Resource Education with a concentration in Human Resource and Leadership Development (2017) from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Henriquez Aldana's dissertation research focused on the experience of Latina faculty as they navigate the tenure process, specifically on the role of engagement in successfully achieving tenure. As a Latina and emerging Human Resource Development and Leadership scholar, Dr. Henriquez Aldana’s research interests focus on multicultural leadership, cultural competence, and organizational culture in the workplace.

Dr. Henriquez Aldana has presented her research at regional and national conferences, including the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I), NASPA, and the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) annual conferences.  She has served as the Louisiana State representative for the NASPA Region III Latinx Knowledge Community. Dr. Henriquez Aldana currently teaches Women Leading New Orleans, an interdisciplinary seminar which focuses on social justice, intersectionality and leadership.  

presenter Julie Henriquez Aldana