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 El Paso
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

The Entering Student Program (ESP) is designed to assist the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) student population (fall 2014--80% Latino/a, 53% first generation college students, 97% commuters, 78% employed) with transitioning into the university environment. The program consists of academic components -- the University 1301 first-year seminar, learning communities, and peer leader...

Institution
California State University-Fullerton
Academic Level
Graduate
State
California
Issue Areas
Retention

The EPOCHS program provides services to Latino/a graduate students and activities to improve campus climate and improve retention and graduation rates. In 2009, though 33% of undergraduate students at CSUF self-identified Hispanic (consistent with regional demographics), only 15% of graduate students were Hispanic. Achievement gap existed for Hispanic grad students: Hispanics had lower...

Institution
El Camino Community College District
Academic Level
Associate
State
California
Issue Areas
Retention

First Year Experience (FYE) is a one-year program that provides an innovative approach to traditional course offerings by linking courses together through thematic content, by developing skills, and by combining instructional methods. The three important objectives of the Program are to develop essential academic skills, ease the transition and adjustment of new students to the college...

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