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EOH Seminar: Assessing color-neutral racial attitudes of faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

by Gina A. Garcia, PhD

Graduate School of Public Health | Department of Environmental and Occupational Health presents:

Assessing color-neutral racial attitudes of faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Abstract:  The purpose of this exploratory quantitative study was to assess the color-neutral racial attitudes of faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and to investigate the connection to knowledge and skills for teaching minoritized students. HSIs enroll a large percentage of racially minoritized students and faculty must be able to assess their attitudes about institutional discrimination and blatant racial issues, which may affect how they teach students of color. We used The Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS) and Multicultural Teaching Competency Scale (MTCS) to collect data from faculty at 10 HSIs across the United States. Results show that faculty in our sample have low levels of color-neutral racial attitudes, meaning they are aware of racial issues facing students, with slight differences by race, gender and academic discipline. Moreover, higher color-neutral racial attitudes are associated with lower knowledge and skills for teaching minoritized students. Implications for enhancing “servingness” at HSIs are offered. 

Gina A. Garcia, PhD
Associate Professor
Educational Foundations, Organizations & Policy
School of Education | University of Pittsburgh

Register https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqf-2ppjkrEt3u9lyLb7emubAgK9BO4v5-

Friday, November 20, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
via Zoom
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Learning from our students/staff/faculty, nationally and internationally known scientists, practitioners and policymakers on issues of environmental, occupational and public health 

The EOH Seminar Series takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00p.m (via Zoom). Through presentations and discussions, we aim to highlight the latest cutting-edge environmental health science research, promote public health, and enhance multidisciplinary collaborations between medical, public health specialists and community.  Moreover, we would like to highlight research from young investigators and our EOH students and fellows. In additional to topics of environmental and occupational health exposures, we will have presentations about social justice and diversity, women and children health, neurological disorders, cell metabolism and stem cells, metal toxicity, respiratory biology, redox biology, microbiology and host defense, and environmental epigenetics. Please stay-tuned!  

If you would like to attend a seminar or receive e-mail notices about future EOH seminar series, please contact Adam Orbell (aorbell@pitt.edu). If you have other questions about our EOH seminar series, please contact Winnie Tang (wat23@pitt.edu) and Bruce Pitt (brucep@pitt.edu).  We look forward to your participation

Dial-In Information

Zoom Meeting Registration: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqf-2ppjkrEt3u9lyLb7emubAgK9BO4v5-

Friday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

EOH Seminar: Assessing color-neutral racial attitudes of faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

by Gina A. Garcia, PhD

Graduate School of Public Health | Department of Environmental and Occupational Health presents:

Assessing color-neutral racial attitudes of faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Abstract:  The purpose of this exploratory quantitative study was to assess the color-neutral racial attitudes of faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and to investigate the connection to knowledge and skills for teaching minoritized students. HSIs enroll a large percentage of racially minoritized students and faculty must be able to assess their attitudes about institutional discrimination and blatant racial issues, which may affect how they teach students of color. We used The Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS) and Multicultural Teaching Competency Scale (MTCS) to collect data from faculty at 10 HSIs across the United States. Results show that faculty in our sample have low levels of color-neutral racial attitudes, meaning they are aware of racial issues facing students, with slight differences by race, gender and academic discipline. Moreover, higher color-neutral racial attitudes are associated with lower knowledge and skills for teaching minoritized students. Implications for enhancing “servingness” at HSIs are offered. 

Gina A. Garcia, PhD
Associate Professor
Educational Foundations, Organizations & Policy
School of Education | University of Pittsburgh

Register https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqf-2ppjkrEt3u9lyLb7emubAgK9BO4v5-

Friday, November 20, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
via Zoom
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Learning from our students/staff/faculty, nationally and internationally known scientists, practitioners and policymakers on issues of environmental, occupational and public health 

The EOH Seminar Series takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00p.m (via Zoom). Through presentations and discussions, we aim to highlight the latest cutting-edge environmental health science research, promote public health, and enhance multidisciplinary collaborations between medical, public health specialists and community.  Moreover, we would like to highlight research from young investigators and our EOH students and fellows. In additional to topics of environmental and occupational health exposures, we will have presentations about social justice and diversity, women and children health, neurological disorders, cell metabolism and stem cells, metal toxicity, respiratory biology, redox biology, microbiology and host defense, and environmental epigenetics. Please stay-tuned!  

If you would like to attend a seminar or receive e-mail notices about future EOH seminar series, please contact Adam Orbell (aorbell@pitt.edu). If you have other questions about our EOH seminar series, please contact Winnie Tang (wat23@pitt.edu) and Bruce Pitt (brucep@pitt.edu).  We look forward to your participation

Dial-In Information

Zoom Meeting Registration: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqf-2ppjkrEt3u9lyLb7emubAgK9BO4v5-

Friday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m.

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