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ERIC Number: ED540168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Examples of iExcelencia! 2006 Compendium: Profiles of Selected Programs that Work for Latino Students in Higher Education
Santiago, Deborah A., Comp.
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
By 2025, 22 percent of the U.S. college-age population will be Latino, a level already reached in four states: California, Florida, New York, and Texas. 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 current achievement gaps, educators and policymakers search for what they can do to improve education outcomes for Latino students. Finding this information is difficult. "Excelencia" in Education responds to this challenge through research, analysis, and pragmatic initiatives that advance practices and policies that support Latino student achievement in colleges and universities. Premier in this effort is Examples of "Excelencia," a national initiative that systematically identifies and honors programs and departments that boost Latino enrollment, performance and graduation. More than 40 programs were nominated for the 2006 Examples of "Excelencia" in three categories: Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate levels. While the number of nominations in the Graduate category was not sufficient to select an Example of "Excelencia" in this category for 2006, there was wide representation in the associate and baccalaureate categories. This compendium provides a summary of the 15 semi-finalist programs for 2006 making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education. While not exhaustive, these summaries provide some insight into what these successful programs do and the key characteristics that make them work for Latino students. The compendium begins with a summary of the selection process for identifying the selected program list of semi-finalists and methodology used. Following this section is a brief overview of the program services offered by the semi-finalists. The compendium then provides one-page summaries of the 15 semi-finalist programs that include a brief description, goals, outcomes, and key personnel for each program. [Contributions by Teresita Martinez Vergne and Estela Lopez. For related report, "What Works for Latino Students," see ED506049.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Kentucky; New Mexico; Texas