About the S.A.I.L. Program

As a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution with more than 25 percent of its students of Latino heritage, California State University, Stanislaus facilitates innovative programs that focus on Hispanic education and leadership topics.

Supported by the Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), Stanislaus Asociación de Investigación Latina (SAIL) was established to create a Doctoral culture focused on Hispanic education issues targeting current Ed. D. candidates, MA students, and the administrators and teachers at Bilingual/Dual Language Schools currently seeking educational preparation to provide effective leadership, assessment, and vision.

The program will provide resources to support and encourage teachers and school administrators to develop their leadership skills by pursuing post-graduate degrees. The goal is to plant the seeds that make information available while creating a research atmosphere and a doctoral culture that lead to the improvement of Hispanic education in the Central Valley.

SAIL will create small learning communities of participants, Faculty Mentors, CSU Stanislaus Doctoral Community Advisory Board members, and community educational leaders. Activities include mentorships, research experiences, and online global learning communities using EthnoNotes, to create a pathway for professional growth, high academic rigor, and career advancement. These learning communities build on the foundation already established through the Central Valley Dual Language Consortium, a collaboration of educators and parents focused on effective dual language education.

In addition to promoting development of school leadership at the K-12 and college levels through post-graduate study, the project will develop programs featuring speakers, educational programs and presentations, mentor programs, and opportunities to attend relevant conferences.

Inquiries regarding the SAIL Program should be directed to Dr. Juan Flores, Program and Grant Director, at jflores@csustan.edu or (209) 667-3357.