Effective Practices at HSIs

This smaller database just of HSIs pulls from our Growing What Works (GWW) database and is a resource for institutional leaders, funders, policymakers and others looking for asset-based approaches and programs that show evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success at HSIs. The larger GWW database includes a wider representation of practices at nominated institutions and organizations across the country.

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Institution
Florida International University
Academic Level
Graduate
State
Florida
Issue Areas
Retention

Florida International University (FIU), a four-year, public, urban, research, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), was awarded in 2009 a grant in the College of Education, to implement the Creating Latino Access to a Valuable Education (CLAVE) project. The program aims to expand post-baccalaureate educational opportunities and improve the academic attainment of Hispanic students. During the...

Institution
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Academic Level
Graduate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Academic Program

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) Program was created in 1996 and provides education to prepare entry-level occupational therapists that will primarily serve the underserved population of the border region of south Texas. This is the only occupational therapy program within the medically underserved communities of the Rio Grande Valley. It is one of a few OT programs...

Institution
Odessa College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Retention

Design for Completion (D4C) is a system-wide redesign of educational pathways, a reinventing of institutional roles, and a re-imagining of the vision of Odessa College. Two main interlocking initiatives under D4C are the Drop Rate Improvement Program and AVID. The first initiative, introduced in 2011, focuses on keeping Hispanic students in the classroom through four faculty commitments that...

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