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
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Academic Level
Associate
State
New Jersey
Issue Areas
Access

Puerta al Futuro (Puerta) enables Spanish-speaking adult immigrants to earn an AA or BA, with a track to an MA, while improving their English.  Students move from intense English training with Spanish language courses to English-only.  Evening and weekend classes, multiple sites, and online studies meet the needs of adults.

Institution
Del Mar College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Academic Program

The biotechnology program, founded in 2008, implemented a research-mentoring program serving their predominately underrepresented and rural student population. This initiative engages students in a meaningful research experience early in their academic careers in order to achieve lasting implications for student success and long-term development of a community of successful students. Since...

Institution
The University of Texas at El Paso
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Transfer

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) developed a fully automated reverse-transfer system that allows transfer students to earn their final credits at the university, and then have those credits sent back to the community college.  Those students can fulfill the balance of the associate-degree requirements at the university and then receive their degrees from El Paso Community College....

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