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Newcomers, Immigrants, Refugees, & International Ed LibGuide: Resources for Faculty & Staff

Gateway Technical College's Language Access Plan

Gateway Technical College is committed to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive and provides equal opportunity to everyone it serves. Consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the US Department of Justice’s guidance, Enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - National Origin Discrimination Against Persons With Limited English Proficiency, this plan was developed so that those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) can meaningfully access Gateway’s employment and educational opportunities.

WTCS Support for Refugee and Immigrant Populations

Various supports exist at WTCS colleges across the state for newcomer populations (refugees, immigrants, asylees, etc.). The WTCS is actively engaged in developing supports for newcomer communities. The WTCS Immigrant and Refugee Support Network is made up of representatives from each college designated to engage with newcomer populations. If you are interested in joining this group or would like to share resources to support newcomer students contact Colleen Larsen or Cristina Parente.

Higher Education Immigration Portal

This page consolidates the Higher Education Portal's effective practices, narratives, policy documents, and research products on refugee students and scholars.

Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education

Increasing Opportunities for Immigrant Students: Community College Strategies for Success -  pdf report

Leo, A. (2021). Aspiration and Opportunity: First-Generation Immigrants and Refugees at Community College. Community College Review, 49(4), 435–456.

Popescu, M., Oren, T., & Tripathi, S. (2022). Asylum Seekers in Higher Education in the United States: Emerging Challenges and Potential Solutions. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 26(2), 165–180.

Boerner, H. (2019). Building Bridges: Tailoring Workplace Training Programs for Immigrants and Refugees. Community College Journal, 89(3), 26–31

Lander, J. (2020). Seeing Their Strengths. Educational Leadership, 77(4), 24–28.  (may have limited “free access”)

Lander, J. (n.d.). Belonging. Harvard Graduate School of Education. Retrieved January 23, 2023, from

Delgado, R. K. G., & Sun, Q. (2022). Challenges, Changes, and Choices: Immigrant Academics of Color in American Academia. Adult Learning, 33(3), 114–122.