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ERIC Number: EJ1170989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2377-9187
What Does It Mean to Be Latinx-Serving? Testing the Utility of the Typology of HSI Organizational Identities
Garcia, Gina Ann
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v11 n3 p109-138 2017
While scholars agree that enrolling a large percentage of Latinx students is not enough for postsecondary institutions to be considered "Latinx-serving," there continues to be a debate about what it means for institutions to have an organizational identity for serving this population. The "Typology of HSI Organizational Identities" is a guiding framework that suggests there are multiple ways for an institution to serve Latinx students, and thus multiple "types" of Hispanic- Serving Institutions (HSIs). The typology considers academic and non-academic outcomes for Latinx students as well as the institution's ability to provide a culture that enhances their racial/ethnic experience. In this study, I used the typology to classify four HSIs and two emerging HSIs in the Midwest, a geographic area in the United States with a growing population of Latinxs and HSIs. I drew on secondary data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and primary data from institutional websites. In doing so, I sought to test the utility of the typology for classifying institutions for research, practice, and policy, and found that it is a useful tool for looking at how postsecondary institutions may serve Latinx students beyond enrollment. Implications for research, practice, and policy are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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