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
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Academic Level
Graduate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Academic Program

The doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is providing leadership and knowledge for and about Latinos and the environments that impact them and their future. The majority of the dissertations address issues of importance to the education of Latinos at all levels, from pre-K through doctoral level. Additionally, non-Latino students are also...

Institution
Dominican University
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Illinois
Issue Areas
Access

The Transitions Program at Dominican University (DU) began in 2004 to prepare minority students to succeed in college and has been crucial to the academic success of Latino students at DU. Every year, 20 to 30 Latino students who do not meet the university’s admission requirements, due to a GPA and ACT score lower than 2.75 and 21 respectively, are admitted through Transitions. Students...

Institution
South Texas College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Academic Program

The Academies was introduced in 2005 to provide Hispanic students a unique opportunity for high-achieving high school juniors to earn an associate degree from South Texas College tuition-free while completing their high school graduation requirements, specifically in the STEM fields. Through partnerships with school districts, parents, and the community the Academies successfully serves more...

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