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How to Create an Affirming Space Asian Students & Colleagues in Post-Secondary Education
The Asian community is among the largest growing communities of color within the United States. The University of Texas at Austin’s Asian community is the second-largest community of color on-campus, which encompasses 20.2% of the entire student body population. The Asian/Asian American population at UT is pyramidally represented, by which we mean that despite the significant Asian student representation, Asian representation diminishes among staff and faculty in a hierarchical manner, with no Asian representation at the Vice President or Provost level. Overall, examining leadership positions at UT from 2008-2018 shows a low representation of Asian leadership and retention efforts. For instance, in 2017 and 2018, only one Asian administrator held a leadership position at the Dean/Associate Dean level. To learn more about how you and/or your organization(s) can create interpersonal and organizational change to include more Asian voices, please view the following resources below:
- Affirming Asian Students & Colleagues in Post-Secondary Education
- Formal Statement to Affirming Asian Students & Colleagues at The University of Texas at Austin
- U.S. Census. (2012). The Asian population: 2010. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-11.pdf
- The University of Texas at Austin. (2020). Facts & figures. https://www.utexas.edu/about/facts-and-figures