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ERIC Number: ED540163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education: 2011 Compendium--Profiles of Selected Programs. Examples of iExcelencia!
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
The importance of college degree completion for U.S. society and economic competitiveness makes it imperative to improve educational outcomes for Latino students. Institutional leaders, educators, and policymakers who recognize this imperative are challenged to determine what they can do to improve educational outcomes for Latino students. "Excelencia" in Education responds to this challenge by linking research, policy, and practice that supports higher educational achievement for Latino students. Premier in this effort is Examples of "Excelencia", a national initiative to systematically identify and honor programs boosting Latino enrollment, performance and graduation with evidence of effectiveness. While there are a growing number of programs worthy of recognition for their efforts to increase Latino student success, Examples of "Excelencia" focuses on institution-based programs and departments. These programs do not serve Latino students exclusively, but each program disaggregates their data and can demonstrate success with Latino students. For the 2011 Examples of "Excelencia" competition, 195 programs were nominated at three academic levels: associate, baccalaureate and graduate. These programs demonstrate broad geographical representation in the effort to contribute to Latino student success and represent 22 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The compendium begins with a summary of the process for identifying the list of finalists. Following this section is a brief overview of the program services offered by the finalists along with an essay noting programs that address the growth of Latinos in newer communities. The compendium then provides one-page summaries of each of the three Examples of "Excelencia" and the 16 finalists that include a brief description, goals, outcomes, and key personnel for each program. [Additional funding for this paper was provided by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Univision Communication, EduK Group, ETS, and the University of Phoenix. For the 2010 edition of this report, see ED540167.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: ACT, Inc.; USA Funds; California State University; College Board; National Education Association
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education
Identifiers - Location: California; District of Columbia; Georgia; Michigan; New York; Pennsylvania; Texas