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San Bernardino Community College District

Chancellor's HSI Advisory Committee

Last modified at 7/6/2022 9:49 a.m.

San Bernardino Coommunity College District

A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) 

The HSI Advisory Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday at the start of each quarter at the District Office at 4:00 p.m. (DARK in July).

SBCCD is proud to be formally designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the United States Department of Education. The purpose of the HSI is to expand educational opportunities and improve the academic attainment of Latino/a, Chicano/a, Hispanic, or similar identities, and low-income students, and to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment. Being an HSI means we are a reflection of our students, their cultures, values, and life experiences. It guides the direction of our colleges and how we go about the work that we do. Every student deserves to feel connected and sage on campus and to have access to the programs and services to successfully reach their goals. Eligibility designation qualifies an institution of higher education to receive funding, in the form of grants, to ensure services and resources are available to the Hispanic student population to promote academic success.

HSI Advisory Committee Charge 

The Chancellor’s HSI Advisory Committee is advisory to the Chancellor and will operate in harmony with existing District and campus structures and collegial consultation committees. Specifically, the Advisory Committee will consider many areas of interest and make recommendations to the Chancellor, including but not limited to the following:

  • Promote understanding that accepts, celebrates, and appreciates the Hispanic culture and history within SBCCD.
  • Serve as a resource for the District by providing information and educational forums that will facilitate better understanding and acceptance of cultural differences.
  • Provide recommendations to the Chancellor, Chancellor’s Cabinet and the College Presidents that would identify opportunities to address Hispanic issues or promote programs of interest to the Hispanic community both internally and to the larger, outside community.
  • Propose leadership training initiatives that build institutional capacity and enhance diversity; recommend skill-building and leadership development opportunities for faculty, staff and students.
  • Work on processes that will enhance our recruitment strategies to reach a broader and more ethnically diverse pool of candidates.
  • Work with management staff to review processes and recommend changes that may have a positive impact on broadening diversity and increasing educational or staff growth opportunities.
  • Assist in the creation of a web-based clearinghouse to provide a single source access to Hispanic-serving resources at the District.
  • Make recommendations for a communications strategy to keep diversity and the campus’s efforts toward diversity prominent in the minds of faculty, staff and students.
  • To recommend grant or partnership opportunities that would be of benefit to students, faculty and staff while enhancing our District.
  • Explore innovative ways to promote a District climate that is inviting for all and to help all members of the community to understand and learn from each other.
  • Recommend ways to foster beneficial external relations and collaborations locally as well as statewide and nationwide that enhances support for our HSI programs.
  • Recommend strategies to ensure that all staff in positions of authority understand, and are sensitive to, issues of the Hispanic populations on campus.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined as colleges, universities, or systems/districts where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment. Eligibility designation qualifies an institution of higher education to receive grants under the Title V and Title III, Part A, Programs, provided certain other program-specific eligibility requirements are met.

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