Dr. Raul Fernandez Accepted to National Early Career Faculty Workshop

Dr. Raul Fernandez, lecturer and faculty director for SED’s online Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration program, was recently accepted to a national Early Career Faculty Workshop at the annual Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference.

The workshop is sponsored by the organization’s Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs and will feature teaching content and pedagogy experts who will “share their insights on teaching core subjects such as the history of higher education, organizational theory and administration, faculty issues, and gender and diversity.”

Only 35 faculty were chosen to participate in the workshop, which will focus on teaching and dissertation/thesis advising, as well as on building a research agenda.

“I’m excited to be a part of a cohort that’s interested in improving our teaching and advising,” Dr. Fernandez said. “I’m also looking forward to honing my research agenda on identity and inclusion in higher education, and meeting other faculty that share similar interests.”

Dr. Fernandez added that the focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion by ASHE as an organization has been particularly promising, which makes it a great space to cultivate meaningful dialogue.

“The field of higher education is facing some tough challenges in dealing with racial and other injustices on campus,” Dr. Fernandez said. “I’m looking forward to being part of the conversation on how we can meet those challenges head-on.”

The workshop and conference will take place in Houston in early November.