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 Houston-Downtown
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Retention

The Scholars Academy (SA) is an academically competitive scholarship and mentoring program housed in the University of Houston-Downtown College of Sciences & Technology supporting exceptional minority and female, first time in college (FTIC), first generation, and transfer students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  By providing...

Institution
Los Medanos College
Academic Level
Associate
State
California
Issue Areas
Transfer

Los Medanos College (LMC) developed the Transfer Academy (TA) as a signature program to reshape the experience of first-time students, including Latino and first-generation students. The multi-year program supports students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university by providing a dynamic academic experience with strong supports in and outside of the classroom. The program...

Institution
Santa Barbara City College
Academic Level
Associate
State
California
Issue Areas
Transfer

The Santa Barbara City College Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P) is a support program within the Transfer Center designed to assist all underrepresented students (first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and ethnically underrepresented) who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.  Through the years T.A.P. has evolved from outreach services to a more...

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