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Educational Research and Methods
This work-in-progress (WIP) paper presents the methodological approach of Phase 1 of a larger study exploring how Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) can better “serve” Latinx engineering students, as illustrated through a particular case study institution. The main goal of Phase 1 is to examine the impacts of the HSI designation on institutional systems and identify the resulting structural and cultural characteristics that may influence the experiences of undergraduate Latinx engineering students. Ultimately, this study seeks to identify how colleges of engineering at HSIs can leverage their institutional systems to enable and sustain educational transformation as they pursue their goals of serving undergraduate Latinx engineering students. This qualitative case study combines Margaret Archer’s (1995) morphogenetic approach as a theoretical framework and Gina Garcia's (2019) Multidimensional Conceptual Framework of Servingness in HSIs to reach the stated goals. It further employs the use of an underutilized form of case studies, the normative (value-laden) case study to connect the results of the study to broader societal values about the what it means to “serve” Latinx engineering students at HSIs. With the ever-increasing number of HSIs and a continued need to redefine the field of engineering towards diversity, equity, and inclusion, the need to explore how HSIs can better serve Latinx engineering students becomes imperative.
Hasbún, I. M., & Strong, A. C. (2020, June), Work in Progress: Identifying Structural and Cultural Characteristics of Hispanic-serving Institutions in Engineering Education – A Morphogenetic Approach Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35646
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