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Andrade, Luis M.; Lundberg, Carol A. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This study investigated the ways that mission statements from 70 Hispanic-serving community colleges communicated their commitment to their Hispanic-serving function. Reference specifically to the Hispanic-serving function was absent, but references to culture and access were relatively common. Findings describe the ways culture and access were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Social Justice, Position Papers
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Pak, Chin-Sook – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
A growing number of colleges and universities in the United States offer Spanish classes intended to meet specific needs of heritage speakers. In predominantly White institutions, beyond the language focus, these classes can also provide Latino students with a unique place on campus to strengthen their sense of belonging in ways that might not be…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Sense of Community, Culturally Relevant Education, Heritage Education
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Smith, Taylor Renee – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Widely accepted definitions of academic success are neither adequate nor meaningful for many ethnic minority students. Using ethnographic research with high-achieving Latina college students in Oklahoma, student experiences in a collegiate Hispanic beauty pageant were analyzed. These successful Latina students negotiated academic achievement…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Hispanic American Students, Females, Interpersonal Attraction
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Eberly, John E. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this single-case study was to understand the perceptions of Latino Spanish-speaking English learners on the efficacy of developmental education services at a Western U.S. community college. The primary data collection method was in-depth individual interviews of a purposeful sample of nine successful students. Findings indicated…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Case Studies, Spanish Speaking
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Chlup, Dominique T.; Gonzalez, Elsa M.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Aldape, Hector F.; Guerra, Mayra; Lagunas, Brenda; Yu, Qiong; Manzano, Harold; Zorn, Daniel R. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Data from a focus group of nine Latina parents, specifically mothers from a South Texas border region known as the Rio Grande Valley, were analyzed using a qualitative methodology. Grounded in the theory of social capital, the purpose of the study was to understand the perceptions and experiences of Latina parents related to accessing information…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Parent Attitudes
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Lara, Argelia; Nava, Pedro E. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This qualitative study examined the decision-making process of undocumented college students pursuing graduate degrees, and how their commitment to matriculate in higher education programs is shaped by a myriad of social, familial, financial, and institutional factors. This study drew on 2 years of ethnographic data from a sample of 20…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Graduate Students, Decision Making
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Garcia, Gina Ann – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) should realign their organizational approach in order to liberate themselves and their students. As colonized institutions enrolling colonized people, HSIs must recognize their history of colonialism before moving toward an organizational model grounded in decolonization. "The Organizational Framework for…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Kamimura-Jimenez, Mark; Gonzalez, John – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This study explored the career outcomes for Latinx doctoral students and the contextual factors of their educational experience influencing these outcomes. A case-study approach is taken to examine the cases of doctoral students at the University of Michigan. These students were tracked each year, for 10 years post-graduation. Furthermore, an…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Doctoral Programs, Outcomes of Education
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Gonzalez Quiroz, Alicia; Garza, Nora R. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Using research focused on best practices, focus group information, and data analytics, the Title V: Focus on Student Success (FOSS) Grant created a model for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a summer bridge program. Results included increased academic performance indicators in first-year Hispanic college students. Validation for…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Success, Best Practices, Focus Groups
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Garcia, Gina A.; Patrón, Oscar E.; Ramirez, Jenesis J.; Hudson, Lisanne T. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This article challenges the notion of underachievement of Latino male collegians by examining those who successfully enter higher education. Using in-depth interviews, we analyze the way three different institutional types contribute to the racial/ethnic identity salience of Latinos, looking specifically at the curricular and co-curricular…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Institutional Characteristics, Hispanic American Students, Underachievement
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Summers, Connie; Mueller, Vannesa; Pechak, Celia; Sias, Jeri J. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
Patient-provider language discordance is a growing problem in health care among Spanish-speaking patients. To produce graduates capable of linguistically competent care, three university programs are incorporating Spanish language instruction into their curricula (pharmacy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology). We review these three…
Descriptors: Patients, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Revelo, Renata A.; Baber, Lorenzo D. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This qualitative study examined how Latina/o engineering students, members of a student organization, used their emergent resistant capital in their academic trajectories. Their emergent resistant capital, as evident by three main themes, was characterized as a movement from conformist resistance toward transformative resistance. This study finds…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Resistance (Psychology), Engineering Education, Qualitative Research
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Dika, Sandra L.; Martin, Julie P. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This study employs the notion of bridging social capital to investigate the extent to which different forms and quantity of interactions with educators predict intentions to persist in engineering among a sample of Latina/o engineering majors from five public 4-year institutions in the United States. Different forms of capital were effective for…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, Engineering Education
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Collazo, Andrés A. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
A model derived from the theory of planned behavior was empirically assessed for understanding faculty intention to use student ratings for teaching improvement. A sample of 175 professors participated in the study. The model was statistically significant and had a very large explanatory power. Instrumental attitude, affective attitude, perceived…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Behavior Theories, Intention, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Cate, Rachael; Russ-Eft, Darlene – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2018
This review of research suggests a need for service-learning programs that empower Latina/o students. Research on the status of Latina/os in higher education and key challenges to Latina/o student success highlights the demand for innovative programmatic solutions. A review of postcolonialist educational and Latina/o student identity theory along…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Empowerment, Service Learning
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