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ERIC Number: ED540166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education: 2012 Compendium--Profiles of Selected Programs. Examples of iExcelencia!
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
Institutional leaders, educators, and policymakers are challenged to improve educational outcomes for all students, including Latinos. "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. All the programs profiled in this compendium are at the forefront of meeting the challenge of improving higher educational achievement for Latino students and the authors congratulate them for their current and continued efforts. For the 2012 Examples of "Excelencia" competition, 159 programs were nominated at three academic levels: Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate. As in past years, narrowing the scope of programs to list in this compendium was challenging. However, the compendium does provide a summary of the three 2012 Examples of "Excelencia" selected as well as 16 finalist programs making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education. The compendium begins with a summary of the selection process for identifying the selected program list of finalists. Following this section is a brief overview of the program services offered by the finalists. The compendium then provides one-page summaries of the programs and departments 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, Southwest Airlines, EduK, Univision Communication, Latinos in Higher Education, and New Futuro. For the 2011 edition of this report, see ED540163.]
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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
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Illinois; Kansas; New Jersey; Texas; Washington