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Addressing Latino Outcomes at California's Hispanic-Serving Institutions
A new paper to be presented at the Institute for Equity, Effectiveness and Excellence at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Latino Outcomes at California's Hispanic-Serving Institutions analyzes data on the 112 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in California. October 2013
Why Race: The Future of Equity in Higher Education
"Why Race?" is designed as a resource for higher education practitioners who are interested in starting conversations about race on their campus, or who must address questions of why color-blind approaches do not lead to equity. June 2013
Action Research: An Essential Practice for 21st Century Assessment at HSIs
Hispanic Serving Institutions must play a lead role in addressing the shortage of Hispanic graduates, particularly in STEM. Beyond benchmarking, they must include action research to encourage the adoption of innovative practices. March 2013
Transfer Access and the Role of Institutional Agents
Low-status college students benefit from the intervention of institutional agents, particularly as it pertains to transfer. These findings, and the case for further professional development for institutional agents, is outlined in a new paper by CUE Co-Directors Alicia C. Dowd and Estela Bensimon, along with Jenny H. Pak. February 2013
- Dr. Bensimon Speaks at the Senate Education Committee Joint Information Hearing
- Assessing Underserved Students' Engagement in High-Impact Practices
- Bensimon Featured Addressing Institutional Change and Equity
- Report: Despite graduating from the state’s best schools, Latinos choose community college
- The Center for Urban Education at the 2013 ASHE Conference
March 8, 2014
University leaders design policies to enact institutional change; however issues of resistance within the organization and challenges in implementation and sustainability often stymie the process (Beauregard, 2005). Using action research at a Hispanic-Serving Institution the presenters investigated how institutional leaders experience institutional transformation and how this influenced their beliefs, practices, and ability to increase their institution’s "Hispanic Servingness." Faculty, administrators, and graduate students will learn how to incorporate action research early in policy design.