"I think the emerging HSI can be such a unique environment because it is that moment where institutions can intentionally think about some things before they even hit this [HSI] designation, so either you can be passive about it, knowing that you're going to hit this designation, or you're going to be intentional about it."
Dra. Marcela Cuellar
In the third episode of season 2 of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? I engage with Dra. Marcela Cuellar who is an Associate Professor at UC Davis. Dra. Cuellar talks to us about the importance of doing research with emerging HSIs and elevates her research about campus climate in HSIs. She also shares her work conceptualizing a Hispanic-Serving Research Institution (HSRI) identity and helps us further understand liberatory outcomes, or what she calls empowerment outcomes, and why they are important indicators of serving. This episode offers a wealth of knowledge about Dra. Cuellar’s research which examines higher education access, experiences, and outcomes at HSIs and emerging HSIs, campus climate, and community college baccalaureates.
Cuellar, M. (2014). The impact of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), emerging HSIs, and non-HSIs on Latina/o academic self-concept. Review of Higher Education, 37, 499–530. https://doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2014.0032
Cuellar, M. (2019). Creating Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs: Latina/o college choice at 4-year institutions. American Journal of Education, 125(2), 231-258.
Cuellar, M., & Johnson-Ahorlu, R. N. (2016). Examining the complexity of the campus racial climate at a Hispanic serving community college. Community College Review, 44(2), 135-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091552116632584
Cuellar, M. G., & Johnson-Ahorlu, R. N. (2020). Racialized experiences off and on campus: Contextualizing Latina/o students’ perceptions of climate at an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Urban Education. https://doi.org/10.1177.0042085920927772
Cuellar, M., Segundo, V., & Muñoz, Y. (2017). Assessing empowerment at HSIs: An adapted inputs-environments-outcomes model. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 11(3), 84-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.24974/amae.11.3.362
Deeb-Sossa, N., Cuellar, M. G., Nuñez Martinez, M., Sanchez Nava, Y., & Guerrero, B. G. (2021). Examining recruitment practices for servingness during COVID-19: Perspectives from institutional agents at an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Education Sciences, 11(9), 454. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/educsci11090454