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
California State University-Fullerton
Academic Level
Graduate
State
California
Issue Areas
Support Services

This is a two-year program that provides research training to first-generation, low-income and underrepresented minority undergraduates, to place them into respected PhD programs, and to ensure the future success of MARC graduates in those programs. To achieve this, students are provided with a solid curriculum, strong research experiences, career and academic advisement, and experience...

Institution
University of Texas at El Paso
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

The Medical Professions Institute is the center on campus for students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies at medical, dental, veterinary, physician assistant, or optometry school.  It provides a wide range of clientele-services to some 600 advisees, with programs recruiting from high school student populations; services-services include pre-professional advising and applications support...

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

The Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners program (initiated in 2007 with assistance from a FIPSE grant) is an academic minor consisting of four intermediate and advanced level Spanish classes that develop advanced medical terminology in Spanish, medical interpreting and translation skills, and basic understanding of the public health disciplines.  The program has a unique curriculum that is...

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