Supported by the Latino Strategy Group (LSG), Center for Latino/a and Latin-American Studies, Department of Education Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages.
Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO
final executive report of the Latino Strategy Group
Latino Strategy Group research team:
- Angel Dorantes, Doctoral Student, Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education
- Claudia Holguín Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program
- Audrey Lucero, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education
- Luz M Romero Montaño, Ph.D., Romance Languages
- Analisa Taylor, Associate Professor of Spanish
The Latino Strategy Group (LSG) is an emerging alliance of faculty, staff, students, and community members collaborating to improve educational access and equity among Latin@ students at UO and in the local area. The LSG seeks to make mentoring and advocacy work for and with Latin@ students visible to the wider university community, to coordinate with networks of support already in place, and to advocate for the expansion of resources in accordance with increasing Latin@ student enrollments. In 2015, with a grant from Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, we researched how UO Latin@ students perceive and negotiate the academic and sociocultural expectations of a flagship state university. We sent a Qualtrics survey to 1,700 undergraduate students, who self identified as “Latin@”. One hundred and seventeen students responded. This research gathered useful information for administrators and faculty members as they continue to improve the recruitment, retention, and on-time graduation of Latin@ students.
For the full report: Executive summary (final)