Reflections on Challenges Experienced by International Faculty at CUNY
Date & Time
Friday, March 31, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Once hired, the identity of international faculty gets recategorized within the conventional dimensions of the CUNY Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policies. Consequentially, their immigration status and their migration narratives are rendered completely irrelevant and insignificant. In this panel discussion, three faculty members from Hunter, Laguardia and City Tech will share their reflections on how they have asserted this aspect of their identity within their departments, colleges, and CUNY. Their reflections will focus on 6 broad themes as follows: 1) visa and immigration issues, 2) Cultural and pedagogical differences and barriers, 3) Professional isolation and lack of support, 4) Limited career advancement opportunities, 5) Workload and expectations and 6) Family and personal challenges. This solution-focused panel discussion aims to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by international faculty; develop and improve support and resources for international faculty and initiate efforts for a more inclusive and supportive campus climate.

Location Name
C204 (C-Level)
Session Type
Panel Discussion