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
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Illinois
Issue Areas
Access

The Transitional Bilingual Learning Community (TBLC) program was launched to assist immigrant students with limited English proficiency to transition into college. The program prepares Latino English language learners (ELL) for college-level courses taught in English within a period of two semesters. They recruit recent high school graduates from Chicago Public Schools as well as students...

Institution
Yakima Valley Community College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Washington
Issue Areas
Support Services

The Yakima Valley College (YVC) TRiO staff created the Scaffolds to Success (SsS) program to increase the persistence, graduation, and transfer rates of incoming students who are low-income, first-generation, and academically under-prepared. All qualifying students are informed about the program; approximately one-third of qualifying students self-select into the program each fall quarter....

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

Since Fall 2008, UTPA requires entering freshmen students with an ACT score of 18 or less or not in the top 25% of their high school graduating class to enroll in the UNIV 1301—Learning Framework course during their first year of college. The course is designed to help students understand the principles of learning and motivation and to apply them to their own university experience. Its focus...

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