Franco, M. A., & Hernández, S. (2018). Assessing the capacity of Hispanic Serving Institutions to serve Latinx students: Moving beyond compositional diversity. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018(177), 57-71.

This chapter provides an overview of the growth among Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs) and discusses the use of assessment as a key strategy for understanding institutional capacity for serving Latinx college students. Frameworks for understanding campus climate and examining college outcomes among Latinx students are explored, along with highlighting models for assessing campus climate and the practical implications for doing so. This chapter suggests that through the use of well‐established frameworks for understanding campus climate, IR should provide leadership in identifying the information needs of HSIs and emerging HSIs to enable broadened understanding and informed decision support to best serve Latinx college students.

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