Hispanic-Serving Institutions Best Practices: A Human Resource Development Perspective
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Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are foundational to the education and degree attainment for Hispanics across the state of Texas. It is imperative for research, knowledge and diversity purposes to understand the significant role community colleges play in this educational endeavor for Hispanics. Research conducted for this qualitative study focused on understanding Hispanic-Serving Institutions` best practices in a community college environment. Seven community colleges that are HSIs were strategically selected from regions across Texas for this study. There are three research questions designed to gain a wealth of knowledge of the organization development process within a community college setting. Research interviews with HSIs administrative participants were conducted at their prospective community college locations and dates convenient to their schedules. The researcher identified eight overarching themes in the study based on HSIs administrative participants` responses. The themes were 1) Addressing gaps, 2) Enrollment and Programs, 3) Culture, Capacity and Change, 4) State Initiatives, 5) HSIs progress part I & II, 6) Achievements, 7) Top HSIs challenges, and 8) Applied HRD. These themes are part of a cross case analysis of all seven community colleges and are discussed in detail in data collection and data analysis sections of the study. The researcher provided conclusions and recommendations for current and emerging HSIs regarding best practices, policy implications, HRD implications, and future research implications. Furthermore, the researcher created a, “Conceptual model for HSIs best practices” and an “HRD Developmental process model for HSIs: Applied Strategic HRD” because of the study.
Valentin, Jr., Celestino (2018). Hispanic-Serving Institutions Best Practices: A Human Resource Development Perspective. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from