ERIC Number: EJ1168639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Institutional Agents at a Hispanic Serving Institution: Using Social Capital to Empower Students
Garcia, Gina A.; Ramirez, Jenesis J.
Urban Education, v53 n3 p355-381 Mar 2018
As enrollment-driven postsecondary institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) must actively find ways to better "serve" their students. Guided by Stanton-Salazar's social capital framework, this study sought to understand how institutional agents use various forms of capital to develop structures that support and empower minoritized students. Using data from a study of one 4-year, master's granting HSI, we highlight how four institutional leaders serve as empowerment agents for students, seeking ways to challenge the status quo while developing the structures and policies necessary for serving minoritized students.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Minority Group Students, Student Empowerment, Leadership Responsibility, Hispanic American Students, Social Capital, Access to Education, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Personal Narratives, Administrators, School Personnel, College Faculty, College Students, Inquiry, Role, Advocacy, Coaching (Performance), Semi Structured Interviews, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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