Despite the increasing numbers of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and their importance in serving students who have historically been underserved in higher education, limited research has addressed the meaning of the growth of these institutions and its implications for higher education. Hispanic-Serving Institutions fills a critical gap in understanding the organizational behavior of institutions that serve large numbers of low-income, first-generation, and Latina/o students. Leading scholars on HSIs contribute chapters to this volume, exploring a wide array of topics, data sources, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies to examine HSIs’ institutional environments and organizational behavior. This cutting-edge volume explores how institutions can better serve their students and illustrates HSIs’ changing organizational dynamics, potentials, and contributions to American higher education.
"This book comes at a critical time for the future of higher education. As more and more colleges and universities become Hispanic-Serving Institutions, it is important for the higher education community to understand this new majority and provide an environment that will result in student success. This book provides examples of the organizational behavior of successful Hispanic-Serving Institutions and is a must-read for all in education."
-- Mildred García, President, California State University, Fullerton
"With the growing Latino population in higher education, this important and compelling book is essential reading for anyone interested in serving our nation’s growing and diverse student population. It is well researched, forward thinking, and links research to practice."
—Marybeth Gasman, Professor of Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania
"Hispanic-Serving Institutions is a cutting-edge examination of the issues and challenges facing these institutions of higher education. As such, it serves not only as a foundational primer for the uninitiated but most importantly as an essential referent for scholars and institutional leaders."
-- Arturo Madrid, Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Trinity University
"Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice fills a void in the higher education literature. HSIs are as important as other minority-serving institutions in their contributions to students’ academic and personal success. As such, administrators, faculty, and staff at HSIs and non-HSIs would benefit greatly from this text as it may assist in their work and professional development speci?cally focusing on this institutional type."
-- Journal of College Student Development, Volume 57, Number 2, March 2016
Foreword by Michael Olivas
Chapter 1. Why Study Hispanic-Serving Institutions?
Anne-Marie Núñez, Sylvia Hurtado, and Emily Calderón Galdeano
PART 1: CONTEXTUALIZING THE CULTURE, STRUCTURE, AND IDENTITY OF HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS
Chapter 2. Realizing the Potential of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Multiple Dimensions of Organizational Transformation
Sylvia Hurtado and Adriana Ruiz Alvarado
Chapter 3. Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges and Their Role in Hispanic Transfer
Anne-Marie Núñez, Gloria Crisp, and Diane Elizondo
Chapter 4. Institutional Diversity Among Four-Year Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Anne-Marie Núñez and Diane Elizondo
Chapter 5. Using Organizational Theory to Study Hispanic-Serving Institutions: An Imperative Research Agenda
Gina A. García
PART 2: FRAMING INSTITUTIONAL ACTORS AND EXPERIENCES WITHIN HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS
Chapter 6. Latina/o Student Characteristics and Outcomes at Four-Year Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Emerging HSIs, and Non-HSIs
Chapter 7. The Horizon of Possibilities: How Faculty in Hispanic-Serving Institutions can Reshape the Production and Legitimization of Knowledge within Academia
Leslie D. Gonzales
Chapter 8. Enacting Leadership at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Laura J. Cortez
PART 3: BUILDING CAPACITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS
Chapter 9. Examining the Financial Resilience of Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Noe Ortega, Joanna Frye, Christopher J. Nellum, Aurora Kamimura, and Angela Vidal-Rodríguez
Chapter 10. Organizational Learning for Student Success: Cross-Institutional Mentoring, Transformative Practice, and Collaboration among Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Sylvia Hurtado, René González, and Emily Calderón Galdeano
Chapter 11. Do Hispanic-Serving Institutions Really Underperform? Using Propensity Score Matching to Compare Outcomes of Hispanic-Serving and non-Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Awilda Rodríguez and Emily Calderón Galdeano