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Sharing What Works: Excelencia's Publications


Excelencia in Education is committed to sharing what works for Latino students in higher education through our various publications. We encourage you to explore the following publications below to learn more about evidence-based practices that work for Latino students.

What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education Compendia Series


The What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education compendium series is an annual publication of Examples of Excelencia recognized programs. The compendium includes brief summaries of each year's recognized programs and aggregates their key practices.

View our 2020 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education Compendium here.

Programs to Watch: Highlighting What Works for Latino Student Success


The annual Examples of Excelencia cycle yields many programs that are doing great work for Latino students. While we cannot
recognize all programs that provide a program profile submission form for Examples of Excelencia, there are many programs that stand out during our review but do not always meet our standards for Examples of Excelencia Finalists. These programs are typically too new or lacked sufficient evidence showing their effectiveness, but used proven practices and had plans for future data tracking.

Excelencia in Education recognizes these innovative, up-and-coming programs that have already made some positive impact on the success of their Latino students and are growing their evidence of effectiveness as Programs to Watch. Annually, around 15 – 20 programs are selected as Programs to Watch.

Learn more about the importance of Examples of Excelencia Programs to Watch in our 2018 Publication, Programs to Watch: Highlighting What Works for Latino Student Success.

Additional Publications


Explore Excelencia's other research publications. Many feature evidence-based practices that have been previously recognized through Examples of Excelencia.

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