Ten ways faculty, admin can support immigrant students

February 1, 2017

“While most university faculty, staff and administrators may not be in a position to directly influence federal immigration law or enforcement priorities, we do have the ability—indeed, we would argue, the responsibility—to mediate the impact of immigration policies on undocumented students,” write Anita Casavantes Bradford, Laura E Enriquez, and Susan Bibler Coutin. To this end, the authors offer ten ways that PSE faculty and administrators can better support immigrant students. These suggestions include learning about the laws and policies that impact undocumented students’ educational access, signaling support for students, and giving careful consideration to discussions of immigration-related issues and the current political climate in the classroom. Inside Higher Ed