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Faculty and Staff Caucus Member Benefits

Leadership and Networking Opportunities

·         Faculty and Staff Caucus members have full participation in an annual leadership meeting of the Faculty and Staff Caucus held during HACU’s Annual Conference. This meeting and the conference itself offers opportunities for networking and promoting individual leadership.

·         Members have exclusive access to a HACU Discussion Board that provides a forum for members to communicate with each other, discuss current educational issues, and exchange ideas on diversity.

Conferences and Events

·         HACU hosts three major conferences which provide vital platforms for advocacy, information, collaboration, networking, and recognition. These include HACU’s Capitol Forum (Washington, D.C.), the Annual Conference, and a bi-annual International Conference. Faculty and Staff Caucus members receive greater discounted member rates than any other attendee category to all HACU conferences and events.

·         In conjunction with HACU's Annual Conference, the HACU Latino Higher Education Leadership Institute is offered as a pre-conference event to promote Latino leadership development at higher education institutions. Through the institute, early, mid- and senior-level Latino higher education administrators and leaders collaborate and share their expertise. The institute creates an opportunity to explore and discuss leadership challenges and strategies for making higher education institutions more responsive to the educational needs of Latinos and other underrepresented groups.

Capacity-Building Initiatives

·         This department administers projects funded by federal agencies, corporations, and foundations in conjunction with HACU-member institutions. These programs have included faculty development and research opportunities.  One such program is the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) – HACU Professions Capacity-Building Program. This is a training program supported by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and administered by the Office of Minority Health and HACU through a cooperative agreement. The program is intended to strengthen the capacity of HSIs to secure and retain funding for biomedical and health services research and other sponsored programs, and to provide institutions with more information about post-award management and institutional compliance. Participation by the Office of Sponsored Programs, research director or key staff is intended to enhance the campus infrastructure for the receipt, distribution, and effective management of external funds provided by the federal government. This program is open to faculty and staff at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Publications

·         Faculty and Staff Caucus members receive several publications on a regular basis including: an electronic newsletter, The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education magazine, electronic member advisories, the HACU Membership Directory, and the Annual Report. All Faculty and Staff Caucus members are listed in the Membership Directory.