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Addressing the Needs of Undocumented Students: Policies and Best Practices to Support Access, Retention, and Graduation (EDU561W)

Presented by: Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez
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90 minutes
  •  Wed, May 4, 2016
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Get Up-to-Date Information on Policies that Impact Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Undocumented Students are the students who were born outside the U.S.; have no form of documentation; might have lived in the U.S. for a significant portion of their lives; or have entered the U.S. with a tourist visa and chose to stay after their visa expired. With the Obama administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) initiative paving the way for many undocumented students to pursue college without the threat of deportation, many universities are seeing an influx of applications among this special population. With 65,000 undocumented students graduating from U.S. high schools each year, those numbers are sure to increase as states begin to lower tuition costs and offer financial aid to these students.

This informative webinar by expert speaker, Paz Maya Oliverez, will provide an up-to-date information about the policies that impact undocumented students in higher education so that you are better-able to provide them with information, support, and guidance as they pursue their college and post-graduate aspirations. The session will also discuss how state and federal policies impact undocumented students in their state and on their campus.

Based on nearly 10 years of research and practice with undocumented high school, college, and graduate students and on-going investigation and training around relevant policies and practices, this webinar will offer participants insights into best practices for improving the college access and success of this ever-growing population. Paz will share information to dispel the myths about college-going, immigration and educational rights for undocumented immigrants across the nation. In doing so, she will provide information about state and federal policies that shape college access for undocumented students and offer best practices for establishing policies on your campus and in your state to support undocumented immigrant students.

Guidance on how to ensure that other professionals on your campus and in your community are well-informed about policies that impact your students will also be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of state and federal education and immigration policies that impact college access and employment for undocumented students in their state and on their campus;
  • Learn how to assist undocumented students with completion of the DACA Application;
  • Learn best practices for assisting undocumented students as they apply for college admission and seek financial aid;
  • Develop an understanding regarding the factors that act as barriers for the undocumented students to college access and retention.
  • Learn how to address the unique needs of undocumented college-goers at different points along the college pipeline;
  • Gain insight into how to train other professionals on their campus and/or in their community to support undocumented immigrant students; and
  • Find information and tools to develop a network of undocumented student allies on their campus and/or in their community.

Bonus Materials:

  • Resource Guide for Supporting Undocumented Youth
  • State Education Bills 2015
  • Dream Bills Summary 2011
  • Sample Fundraising Portfolio
  • Life After DACA 101
  • Undocumented Student Ally Training – Facilitator Handbook
  • Links to various websites where higher education professionals can find up-to-date policy information, resources, and connect with local and national undocumented student ally groups.
    • National Immigration Law Center –
    • Pew Hispanic Center –
    • Public Counsel –
    • United We Dream –

Who should attend?

  • 2-year institutions and 4-year institutions
  • Vice President Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Vice President Student Affairs/Student Services
  • Dean of Student Services/Affairs
  • Associate Vice President of Student Success

Faculty Members Who Should Attend

- Student Services Staff:

  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Counseling
  • Career Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Outreach/Recruiters
  • Residence Life
  • Retention Specialist
  • Student Life

- Campus Staff:

  • Developmental Education
  • Diversity/Multicultural Center
  • First Year Experience
  • Learning Centers/Tutoring
About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez
Dr. Paz Maya Oliverez is currently Interim Associate Vice President of Student Success at CSU Dominguez Hills, where she administers EOP, Summer Bridge, the Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience, the Career Center, & Supplemental Instruction. Dr. Oliverez is also currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Masters ... More info

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