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
South Texas College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access
In 2006, South Texas College (STC) partnered with Progreso ISD (a small rural district with a high school student population of approx. 300 students) to develop an Early College High School (ECHS) Program. Schools in this program are designed under a “small school model” wherein 100 to 125 9th grade students start the program every year. Teaching and learning in all courses are based on...
Institution
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Academic Level
Graduate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Academic Program
Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
California
Issue Areas
Retention

Encuentro Hacia El Exito – Encounter to Excellence (ETE) has been designed to permanently increase the institution’s capacity to dramatically shift the number of freshmen students achieving success during their first two years. After closely reviewing the retention rates, student grade point averages, survey data on quality of life, and the qualitative data, the university gave the...

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