As a Research 1 University UCSC expands our identity to be a Hispanic-Serving Research Institution (HSRI). Thus, the HSI Initiatives team which is comprised of dedicated scholars and practitioners is committed to creating systemic institutional change rooted in data-driven practices. We seek to contribute to the nation's work on HSI efforts via publications and conference presentations. We are proud to share the impact of our student-centered programs and services in a number of articles and publications that highlight our best practices and the outcomes of our HSI work that started in 2012.

Book Chapters

UCSC papers in G. A. Garcia (Ed.) (2020). Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in Practice: Defining “Servingness” at HSIs. Information Age Publishing.

  • Bhattacharya, N., Sánchez Ordaz, A., Mosqueda, E., & Cooper, C. R. Redesigning the gateway college Algebra course with inclusive and asset-based pedagogy: Rethinking “servingness” at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. (pp. 97-116). 
  • Cooper, C. R., Reguerín, P. G., Herzon, C., Sánchez Ordaz, A., Gonzalez, E., & Rocha-Ruiz, M.  Unifying equity practice, research, and policies at a Hispanic-Serving Research Institution for systemic servingness. (pp. 175-193).
  • Covarrubias, R., Vazquez, A., Moreno, R., Estrada, J., Valle, I., & Zuniga, K. Engaging families to foster holistic success of low-income, Latinx first-generation students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. (pp. 313-336).
  • Reguerín, P. G., Poblete, J., Cooper, C. R., Sánchez Ordaz, A., & Moreno, R. (2020). Becoming a racially just Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI): A case study of the University of California, Santa Cruz. (pp. 41-59). 
  • Sanchez Ordaz, A., Reguerín, P. G., & Sanchez, S. E. Using interactive theater to strengthen holistic advising at a Hispanic-Serving Institution: Messages of belonging and affirmation. (pp. 79-95).

Published Journal Articles

  • Bhattacharya, N., Langhout, R. D., Sylvane Vaccarino-Ruiz, S., Jackson, N., Woolfe, M., Matta, W., Zuniga, B., Rowe, Z., & Gibo, L. (2022). “Being a team of five strong women… we had to make an impression:” The College Math Academy as an intervention into mathematics education. American Journal of Community Psychology, 70, 228– 241. 
  • Langhout, R. D., & Gordon, D. L. (2021). Outcomes for underrepresented and misrepresented college students in service-learning classes: Supporting agents of change. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 14(3), 408–417.
  • Norouzi, N., Robinson, C., Covarrubias, R., Hernandez, R., Weldegabriel, D., Benner, G., Sang, W. & Espericueta, R. (2021, October). Baskin Engineering Excellence Scholars bridge program: Planning, implementation, and evaluation. In 2021 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-8). IEEE