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
University of Texas at Brownsville
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

The Office of Health Professions Career (OHPC) strives to level the playing field for Hispanic students by providing information, guidance, assistance, premedical studies, and standardized test preparation. Moreover, an annual schedule of activities promotes contact between UTB/TSC students and the medical community, as well as medical and research institutions.  Since its inception in 2003,...

Institution
Pasadena City College
Academic Level
Associate
State
California
Issue Areas
Academic Program

 

In 2010 Pasadena City College’s research office reported on a cohort of developmental education students who were tracked for six years. Findings revealed that almost 20% dropped out in their first year and that 65% had no discernible milestone. In 2011, in response to the dismal findings, PCC created PCC Pathways. Pathway program components include:

  1. Summer Bridge: Jam, a...
Institution
San Diego State University
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
California
Issue Areas
Retention

The program was implemented to provide information, campus visits and workshops, with involvement from SDSU faculty and student service personnel, making student transition more seamless and assuring greater academic success once students enroll in classes.

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