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ERIC Number: ED540167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education: 2010 Compendium--Profiles of Selected Programs. Examples of iExcelencia!
Santiago, Deborah, Comp.; Lopez, Estela, Comp.
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 2010 Examples of "Excelencia" recognition, over 90 institutional programs or departments were nominated in three categories: associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels. There was diverse representation in each of these categories by geography and program activities. The compendium begins with a summary of the selection process for identifying the selected program list of finalists and the methodology used. Following this section is a brief overview that summarizes the program services offered by the finalists. The compendium then provides one-page summaries of the selected Example of "Excelencia" by academic level and the finalists. These summaries are not intended to be exhaustive, but do include a brief description, goals, outcomes, and key personnel for each institutional program/department. [Additional funding for this paper was provided by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Univision, University of Phoenix, The Coalition for Educational Success, ETS, and Goya. Contributions by Margarita Benitez. For the 2009 edition of this report, see ED540162.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: College Board; Lumina Foundation for Education; National Education Association; USA Funds; California State University
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Illinois; New York; Texas