Despite the increasing numbers of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and their importance in serving students who have historically been underserved in higher education, limited research has addressed the meaning of the growth of these institutions and its implications for higher education. Hispanic-Serving Institutions fills a critical gap in understanding the organizational behavior of institutions that serve large numbers of low-income, first-generation, and Latina/o students. Leading scholars on HSIs contribute chapters to this volume, exploring a wide array of topics, data sources, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies to examine HSIs’ institutional environments and organizational behavior. This cutting-edge volume explores how institutions can better serve their students and illustrates HSIs’ changing organizational dynamics, potentials, and contributions to American higher education.

part |76 pages

Contextualizing the Culture, Structure, and Identity of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

part |54 pages

Framing Institutional Actors and Experiences Within Hispanic-Serving Institutions

chapter |15 pages

The Horizon of Possibilities

How Faculty in Hispanic-Serving Institutions Can Reshape the Production and Legitimization of Knowledge Within Academia

part |64 pages

Building Capacity and Accountability in Hispanic-Serving Institutions

chapter |19 pages

Organizational Learning for Student Success

Cross-Institutional Mentoring, Transformative Practice, and Collaboration Among Hispanic-Serving Institutions

chapter |21 pages

Do Hispanic-Serving Institutions Really Underperform?

Using Propensity Score Matching to Compare Outcomes of Hispanic-Serving and Non–Hispanic-Serving Institutions