Excelencia and Partner Offer Institute on High-Impact Practices

Excelencia in Education’s mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. We have set a goal to significantly increase the number of Latino students attaining college degrees by 2030. As part of this commitment, Excelencia in Education created the Seal of Excelencia, a voluntary certification focused on identifying institutions that strive to go beyond enrollment to better SERVE Latino students. To support and reinforce institutional capacity to better serve, Excelencia has created a series of technical assistance institutes. These institutes encourage institutional teams (teams of 5) to both share and learn from others committed to intentionally serving students and examine strategies that align data, practice, and leadership to achieve significant levels of Latino student success.

In 2020, Excelencia will support affiliates’ participation in these institutes and subsidize part of each institute’s registration fee. Hotel and travel costs will need to be covered by your institution. For more information about these institutes, please contact us at

Report Provides Best Practices for Financial Literacy

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report on behalf of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC). The report, Best Practices for Financial Literacy and Education at Institutions of Higher Education, provides recommendations for higher education institutions to deliver effective financial literacy education and resources to help students make informed decisions and avoid pitfalls associated with financing education. Read more.

Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Grant Program Requests Proposals

The College for All Texans Foundation is soliciting proposals from Texas postsecondary institutions to develop and implement new Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) programs. The TAB is an innovative model and bold solution for many challenges facing higher education. First-generation, underprepared, low-income, and working adult students, all part of higher education’s “new normal,” need non-traditional and affordable postsecondary options. The TAB program is designed to deliver just that. Through a combination of competency-based and traditional courses, online and in-person instruction, and alternative low-cost tuition structures, TAB offers an accessible bachelor’s degree that can save students thousands of dollars and semesters of time.

Visit the College For All Texans Foundation web page for more information on how to submit a proposal for funding

Our Training Has Helped Professors Close the Opportunity Gap

Students taught by CTN-trained faculty earn more degrees and spend less on their education.