Education Policy and Practice PerspectivesPew Hispanic Center:

As Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) grow in numbers, it is important to address how these two- and four-year colleges and universities can truly be Hispanic-serving institutions, as opposed to simply being considered Hispanic-enrolling institutions. This policy brief represents a collaborative effort involving the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the University of Southern California Center for Urban Education (CUE), and the Departments of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. The goals of this brief are to aid HSIs in: (1) attending to their mission and identity in order to develop programmatic initiatives that promote Latina/o student success, and (2) focusing on collecting data to assess the extent HSIs are meeting their mission to improve educational outcomes for Latino students. Malcom, E., Mara B.E., Dávila, B., 2010. (Re)Constructing Hispanic-Serving Institutions:Moving Beyond Numbers Toward Student Success. Retrieved December 2010.