Technical Assistance Opportunities for Institutional Capacity

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Excelencia in Education’s mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. We are committed to significantly increasing the number of Latino students earning college degrees by 2030 in partnership with institutions.

To support and reinforce institutional capacity to more intentionally serve, Excelencia has created a technical assistance strategy to meet institutions where they are in their transformation journey. Excelencia’s technical assistance offers institutional teams the time and space to learn and share strategies that further institutional efforts to align data, practice, and leadership as a community of learners and practice committed to more intentionally SERVING their Latino students. The learning and knowledge gained through Excelencia's technical assistance builds momentum for change as institutions transform into learning environments where Latino, and all, students thrive. 


As a trusted and respected convener, Excelencia's technical assistance opportunities offer institutional teams of five members:

  • Interactive sessions by subject matter specialists, policy makers, researchers, and leaders in higher education;
  • Asset-based discussions on data, practice, leadership, and policy with a Latino lens;
  • Learning and networking environments with other teams to share practices, strengths, and opportunities;
  • Dedicated time and space for teams to reflect and develop tactical action plans for campus-wide implementation; and
  • Continued engagement, learning, and sharing on journey to more intentionally SERVE Latino students with peer teams as part of a network of institutions at 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up sessions after each institute.


For 2023, Excelencia offers the following four Technical Assistance Institutes with three institute follow-up sessions for each institute:

  • Data Institute - 2-day in-person institute on April 18 and 19.
  • Evidence-Based Practices Institute - 3 virtual modules on June 6, 13, and 20.
  • Alignment Institute - 2 virtual modules on August 22 and 29.
  • Faculty Development Institute - 2-day in-person institute in Fall 2023.

Each of the Institutes will have three virtual follow-up sessions at the 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month milestones after the Institute.

For more information or for any questions, please contact the Institutional Capacity Team at or visit us online.

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Leveraging Data to Intentionally SERVE Latino Students Institute
2-day in-person | April 18 and 19 @ 8-5pm CST each day | at The University of Texas at San Antonio

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

The Data Institute provides institutional teams with opportunities to engage in collaborative learning that identifies strengths, needs, and opportunities in leveraging disaggregated data to intentionally SERVE Latino students. With data being a foundational element of the Seal of Excelencia framework and core to institutional transformation, the Institute is highly beneficial for institutions beginning their journey of intentionally serving Latino, and all, students. This Institute is key to shifting ideology from Latino student enrollment to Latino student success

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Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Institute
3 virtual modules | June 6, 13 and 20 @ 1-5pm EST each day

Application deadline: April 25, 2023

The Institute offers guidance to institutional teams on incorporating quality, equity, and evidence of effectiveness into institutional practices and programs to more intentionally advance and accelerate Latino, and all, student success, drawing on Excelencia’s experience of more than 15 years with evidence-based practices that work for Latino students.

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Aligning Data, Practice and Leadership to Intentionally SERVE Latino Students Institute
2 virtual modules | August 22 and 29 @ 1-5pm EST

Application deadline: July 11, 2023

The Alignment Institute offers institutional teams the opportunity to learn about the different approaches, models, tools, and self-assessment strategies for examining institutional efforts to more intentionally SERVE Latino students by focusing on aligning data, practice, and leadership in support of strategic goals.

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Faculty Development to Intentionality SERVE Latino Students Institute
2-day in-person | TBD

Application deadline: TBD

The Faculty Development Institute offers institutional teams guidance on how to build faculty capacity through development, resources, and support with the ultimate goal of cultivating learning environments where Latino students, and all students, thrive. This institute aligns with Excelencia’s belief that a core dimension of institutional leadership includes a commitment to the professional development of faculty to intentionally SERVE Latino students and the institutional community.