Professors' Circle Fall 2021: What Do We Mean by “Minority Serving Institution?


Nov. 3, 2021, 10am to 11am
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Online Via Zoom
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Grab your favorite morning beverage and pastry, and join us for this three-part monthly engagement series that will focus on what it means to be a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) for UNLV faculty and staff.


Assistant Professor Blanca Ricon, Educational Psychology and Higher Education

Professor Doris Watson, Educational Psychology and Higher Education


September 1: Minority Serving-Institutions: A Primer for Faculty (On Zoom)

  • Topics covered: History of MSI designations; What we know about MSIs to date; Focus on faculty-specific literature base

October 6: How do I Enact “Servingness” as a Faculty Member? (On Zoom)

  • Topics covered: Theoretical perspectives on enacting “servingness”; MSI as an organizational identity; Learning from the original MSIs: HBCUs and TCUs; Collective envisioning of what it means to enact "servingness" at UNLV.

November 3: Moving Towards Serving: A Look at UNLV Faculty Initiatives (SU Zoom)

  • Topics covered: Faculty-related initiatives towards servingness; Search Advocates Program; Grow your own leadership program; and CRRT Fellows Program.



Admission Information

Attending all three sessions is encouraged, but not necessary.

Register online to receive the link to the Professors' Circle Fall 2021 series.

Contact Information

The Intersection: The Academic Multicultural Resource Center at UNLV

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The Intersection