Graduate Students interested in contributing to our Hispanic Service Institution (HSI) mission by utilizing program assessment techniques are given research stipends and paired with Directors from the Educational Opportunity Program, Office of International Students and Scholars, Financial Aid Office, Counseling and Psychological Services, Women's Center, Undocumented Student Services and Student Academic Support. These teams determine a project for their unit, analyze existing data, collect and analyze new data, report on and publish their findings. (Click on title for more information)
In recent years, CSI has implemented initiatives to help UCSB meet its Hispanic Serving Institution mission to improve educational outcomes for Chicano/Latino students. We have taken giant strides towards achieving this goal by conducting HSI workshops at which we collected data from Hispanic students regarding their desired outcomes of this designation. Utilizing students’ feedback, CSI developed a formal mentoring program for first generation ethnic minority undergraduate students, continues to provide a dedicated computer lab for graduate students to facilitate their research progress, expanded our CSI graduate student affiliates group to foster cross discipline discussions and peer review of student lead research, and provided an undergraduate student research lab for faculty and graduate students to work with undergraduate students on research, data collecting, transcription and analysis.