The First Example of ¡Excelencia! 2005
Excelencia in Education announced the first Example of Excelencia in September of 2005.
The 2005 Example of Excelencia was:
Baccalaureate Level: Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, TX.
The Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin was selected as the 2005 Example of Excelencia for its efforts to boost Latino participation, graduation, and pursuit of teaching in mathematics. Data (2003-04) from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) indicated UT's Math Department graduated the most Hispanics with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics in the nation.
The Department's success is credited to key reforms that have been in place for some time, including an Emerging Scholars Program in Mathematics that has enhanced academic success in mathematics and science for traditionally under-represented groups, and strong Latino student participation in UTeach, a teacher certification program in UT's College of Natural Sciences set to address a statewide shortage of mathematics and science teachers.
"The development of Latino mathematics students is part of our larger responsibility for training associated with science and technology that any mathematical sciences department should assume," said Efraim Armendariz, professor of mathematics and department chairman since 1991. "If done conscientiously, all segments of society are incorporated. And that I think is what should be a hallmark of excellence."
Top 5 Institutions Awarding Bachelor's Degrees to Hispanics in Mathematics and Statistics in the United States: 2003-04
|1||The University of Texas at Austin||TX||17||9||26|
|2||University of California - Los Angeles||CA||19||6||25|
|3||The University of Texas at Brownsville||TX||10||11||21|
|4||The University of Texas-Pan American||TX||12||6||18|
|5||University of California-Riverside||CA||8||9||
Other supplemental materials include the following items available as PDFs:
|Making Change Possible.pdf||1.09 MB|
|A Student's Perspective.pdf||45.14 KB|
Programs & Initiatives
- Ensuring America's Future (EAF)
- Examples of Excelencia
- Growing What Works Database
- Growing What Works
- ALASS: Accelerating Latino Student Success