A Selected Bibliography:

“Striking Gold in the Golden State: Harnessing the Power of Minority Serving Institutions in California”
William Boland, Andrés Castro Samayoa, Thai-Huy Nguyen, Marybeth Gasman, Chris Jimenez, Elisa Chen, Vera Zhang
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Center for MSIs (2015)

This report explores California’s MSIs and their place within the state’s higher education landscape. The following questions guide our analysis: Who attends California’s MSIs? How does California’s higher education policy shape MSIs? Are MSIs being effectively used to address the pressing issues of access, equity, and attainment? We looked at data points for California MSIs according to these categories: enrollment, finance, and performance. We collected data from those MSIs included in IPEDS. Based on the unique differentiation of higher education in California, we analyzed MSIs by the following categories: two-year public (CCC), four-year public (CSU and UC) and four-year private.

“Defining ‘Hispanic Serving’ at the University of California”
Cirilo Cortez, Marcela Cuellar, Brittany Derieg, and Vanessa Segundo
University of California, Davis (14 November 2017)

The purpose of this paper is to highlight best practices for fostering student success at four-year institutions, particularly those that are selective and research intensive. Success in higher education is primarily defined by retention and graduation rates, and so the majority of this paper will focus on the strategies that colleges and universities employ to enhance retention. We first present an overview of the best practices in retention for all students, including Latina/os, and then shift our focus to detail some of the initiatives across several UC campuses that are designated as HSIs or emerging HSIs and are proactively engaging with the notion of “Hispanic serving.”

“Raising the Bar for Hispanic Serving Institutions: An analysis of College Completion and Success Rates”
Frances Contreras and Gilbert J. Contreras
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 14, no. 2 (2015): 151-170

“Latina/o Student Characteristics and Outcomes at Four-year Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Emerging HSIs, and non-HSIs”
Marcela Cuellar in A.M. Núñez, S. Hurtado, and E. Calderón-Galdeano (eds.), Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice, New York, NY: Routledge.

“The Impact of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Emerging HSIs, and Non-HSIs on Latina/o Academic Self-Concept”
Marcela Cuellar
The Review of Higher Education 37, no. 4 (Summer 2014): 499-530.

“Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups”
Richard Fry
Pew Hispanic Center, Pew Research Center (25 August 2011)

“Institutional Effectiveness: How Well Are Hispanic Serving Institutions Meeting the Challenge?”
Joel Murphy
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 12, no. 4 (October 2013): 321-333

“The First Year: Just Surviving or Thriving at an HSI”
Glenda Droogsma Musoba, Charlene Collazo, and Sharon Placide
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 12 no. 4 (2013): 356-368

“Mapping Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A Typology of Institutional Diversity”
Anne-Marie Núñez, Gloria Crisp, and Diane Elizondo
The Journal of Higher Education 87, no. 1 (2016): 55-83

“Ventajas/Assets y Conocimientos/Knowledge: Leveraging Latin@ Strengths to Foster Student Success”
Laura I. Rendón, Amaury Nora, and Vijay Kanagala
Center for Research and Policy in Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio (2014)


University of California, Davis, Student Affairs, “Chicanx and Latinx Strategic Action Plan,” 2015.