BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Hispanic-Serving Institutions in American Higher Education

Their Origin, and Present and Future Challenges

Paperback
September 2015
9781620361443
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    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    24th September 2015
  • ISBN 9781620361443
  • Language English
  • Pages 230 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images figures & tables
$39.95
Hardback
September 2015
9781620361436
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    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    25th September 2015
  • ISBN 9781620361436
  • Language English
  • Pages 230 pp.
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$150.00
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September 2015
9781620361450
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    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    21st September 2015
  • ISBN 9781620361450
  • Language English
  • Pages 230 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images figures & tables
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September 2015
9781620361467
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    21st September 2015
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  • Pages 230 pp.
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This is the first book to exclusively address Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), filling a major gap in both the research on these institutions and in our understanding of their approaches to learning and their role in supporting all students while focusing on Hispanic students. Born out of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1992 and are classified as such if their enrollment of Latino students account for a quarter of their undergraduate enrollment, the number of HSIs and their impact in higher education is growing. Today there are approximately 370 HSIs, 277 emerging HSIs, and their numbers are steadily increasing. Given the projected growth of the Latino population, and HSIs’ record of advancing the success for Hispanic students in STEM fields, as well as of graduating nearly a third of all Hispanic bachelor’s degree recipients, their work has important implications for higher education at large.

Written by leading and rising scholars on HSIs, this book offers insight into the complexity of these institutions. It not only addresses historic policy origins, but also describes the experiences of various student populations served, faculty issues (i.e., governance, diversity, work/life experience, etc.), the impact of student affairs in advancing student development, and considers funding and philanthropy efforts. The book also critically examines challenges that many of these institutions face – disjointed mission statements regarding support of their Latino/a student populations, governance structures that support the status quo, and the financial incentive to achieve HSI designation that may not correlate with enhancing the climate for Latinos. This book touches on the many facets of HSIs, painting an organic mosaic of institutions in position to advance Latino postsecondary progress, both chronicling the contemporary challenges that these institutions face while also looking to their future.

From the introduction:
“This book…can help my institution and other Hispanic Serving Institutions increase their effectiveness when working with Hispanic students. [The editors] have brought together an outstanding group of scholars to probe questions of what it means to attend, persist in, and graduate from—as well as work in—HSIs. We know that HSIs have played a critical role in the success of Hispanic students. We now have a book that will play a critical role in how we think about the future of these important institutions of higher learning.

Readers interested in staying informed about the most pressing current and future issues faced by HSIs will welcome the ideas and discussions in this book. Policymakers, higher-education administrators, faculty, students, and community leaders will find the content of the book enriching and insightful, and will be inspired to act on behalf of these valuable institutions and the students who attend them.”

Frank Hernandez, Dean, College of Education - , The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Foreword—Frank Hernandez

Introduction—Laura I. Rendón

1) An Overview of Hispanic-Serving Institutions' Legislation: Legislation Policy Formation Between 1979 and 1992—Patrick L. Valdez

2) Balancing Teaching, Research, and Service at Hispanic-Serving Institutions—Jesse Perez Mendez, Fred A. Bonner II, Robert T. Palmer, and Josephine Méndez-Negrete

3) Faculty Governance at Hispanic-Serving Institutions Through the Lens of Critical Race Theory—María C. Ledesma and Rebeca Burciaga

4) The Role of Student Affairs at Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Its Impact on Supporting Student Success—Vasti Torres

5) Bridging Academic and Student Affairs: Working Together to Craft Pathways that Advance Latinos and Latinas in Higher Education—Edna Martinez and Leslie D. Gonzales

6) Ventajas/Assets y Conocimientos/Knowledge: Leveraging Latin@ Assets to Foster Student Success—
Laura I. Rendón, Amaury Nora, and Vijay Kanagala

7) Researching White Student Experiences at Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A Troubling Matter of Interest Convergence—Michelle M. Espino

8) Impact of Noncognitive Behaviors on Student Engagement for Latino Male Students Attending a Designated Two-Year
Hispanic-Serving Institution—Renzo Lara and J. Luke Wood

9) World AIDS Day: A Case Study of How One Hispanic-Serving Institution’s Inclusive Practices Supported Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students—Gilbert Valadez

10) Engaging the Latino Community: Enhancing Hispanic-Serving Institutions’ Latino Donor Base—Noah D. Drenzer and Rebecca C. Villarreal

About the Editors

Index

Jesse Perez Mendez

Jesse Perez Mendez is Associate Professor in Higher Education Administration and the Donnie and John A. Brock Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at Oklahoma State University. His research access explores the dynamics of postsecondary access, particularly of minorities and low-SES students.

Fred A. Bonner II

Fred A. Bonner II is professor and endowed chair of educational leadership and counseling in the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education at Prairie View A&M University. He also serves as the founding executive director and chief scientist of the Minority Achievement Creativity and High Ability (MACH-III) Center. His research foci illuminate the experiences of academically gifted African American males across the P–20 pipeline, diverse faculty in academe, and diverse populations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). He is coeditor of two books with Stylus Publishing, Building on Resilience: Models and Frameworks of Black Male Success Across the P–20 Pipeline (2014) and Diverse Millennials Students in College: Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs (2011). Bonner is currently developing a theoretical framework, mascusectionality, that will explore the engagements of Black men.

Josephine Méndez-Negrete

Josephine Méndez-Negrete teaches at the University of Texas – San Antonio.

Robert T. Palmer

Robert T. Palmer is Associate Professor of Student Affairs Administration at the State University of New York, Binghamton. In 2011, Dr. Palmer was named an ACPA Emerging Scholar and in 2012 was recognized as an Emerging Scholar by the American Education Research Association for his scholarship on multicultural and multiethnic populations.

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