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ERIC Number: ED540161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education: 2008 Compendium--Profiles of Selected Programs. Examples of iExcelencia!
Santiago, Deborah A., Comp.
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
As the college-age Latino population continues to increase throughout the nation, meeting the country's future human capital and workforce needs make it imperative to improve outcomes for Latino students today. As public attention is focused on existing achievement gaps, educators and policymakers are seeking ways to improve educational outcomes for Latinos. "Excelencia" in Education responds to this need through research, analysis and initiatives advancing practices and policies supporting Latino student achievement in colleges and universities. Premier in this effort is Examples of "Excelencia," a review of national nominations to recognize exemplary programs and departments at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels with evidence of improving Latino access, retention, and success in higher education. Now in its fourth year, Examples of "Excelencia" is identifying programs at institutions throughout the country investing strategically to improve results for Latino students, and all students. This compendium is a key component of the Examples of "Excelencia" program. By providing descriptions of approaches used and results achieved by these programs that work, "Excelencia" in Education strives to make educators and policymakers aware of the available tools to challenge the current state of achievement in higher education for Latino students. The promising practices profiled in this edition are successful in propelling Latino students forward and can be adapted to suit the needs of colleges and universities throughout the nation. These practices are at the forefront of a long-needed movement to improve higher educational achievement for Latino students and are to be commended. The compendium begins with an explanation of the Examples of "Excelencia" selection process. Following this section is a brief overview of the program services and the strategies employed in one-page summaries of each program's goals, outcomes, and key personnel. [This paper was compiled with the assistance of Lourdes Guerrero and Estela Lopez. Additional funding for this paper was provided by Univision Communication. For the 2007 edition of this report, see ED540160.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Fund; Walmart Foundation
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; New Mexico; Texas