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Council for Adults and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Latino Adult Student Success Academy (LASS)

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Janna Robin

Project Lead

The Latino Adult Student Success Academy (formerly known as HSI Adult Learner 360 Academy) is part of an ongoing initiative of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and Excelencia in Education to create pathways and improve higher education outcomes for Hispanic and Latino adult students.

As one of 15 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the country participating in the three-year academy, Sacramento State receives professional development, tools, and research support to evaluate how it serves its adult students and identify and implement new policies and practices to drive better enrollment, persistence, and completion of Hispanic/Latino adults.

Accomplishments include:

  • Creating a cross-institutional network of individuals and departments collaborating to move the work of addressing adult learners’ needs forward at a faster pace
  • Developing quantitative and qualitative data collection systems to gain a broader knowledge of barriers that lead to stop-outs
  • Changing how Sacramento State uses data and makes decisions around barriers faced by adult learners and identifying potential interventions
  • Influencing paradigm shifts in viewing the intersectionality of Hispanic/Latino adult learners through a strengths-based model and using it to address barriers

Project Attain is honored to participate in this life-changing work.
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