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Please welcome Christina Lagdameo, the Deputy Director of the White House Initiatives on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to South Seattle Community College.

In 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Executive Order establishing the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (Initiative). The Initiative works to improve the quality of life for Asian American and Pacific Islanders by facilitating increased access to and participation in federal programs where they remain underserved.

Campus Wide Forum for Students, Faculty and Staff
Friday, May 6, 2011
10:30 AM - Noon
Robert Smith Building, Room 30

 

Higher education professionals, including faculty and those in student affairs, will find a variety of information about and resources for supporting the success of all Asian American and Pacific Islander students (AAPIs). You will find that many of the strategies, programs, and initiatives listed here will be applicable to other students at your institution as well.

Here's what you can do:

  • Strategies
    • Browse what other institutions are doing to serve their AAPI students well.
    • Submit what you or your colleagues are doing to promote what your institution or program is doing to promote retention and student success.
  • Research
    • Browse links to or titles of the latest scholarly writing, research and dissertations about AAPIs in higher education.
    • View government- and foundation-produced reports about AAPIs in higher education.
  • Professional Development
    • Browse links to annual and upcoming conferences of interest to those working with AAPIs in higher education.
    • Find links to other professional development resources.
    • View or attend past or current webinars pertaining to AAPIs in higher education, AANAPISI designation, and AAPI higher Ed coalition development.
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Name of Institution:
University of San Francisco

Title of Program:
Asian American Studies Program

Type of Program:
Instructional Strategy/Asian American Studies Program

Need for Program:
To address the lack of instruction for Asian American history and culture in higher education.

Brief Description of Program:
The undergraduate Minor in Asian American Studies gives special attention on the advocacy of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent living in the United States. The program highlights their legacy of struggle and also strives to broaden perspectives in class, gender, sexual, religious, and other differences that comprise Asian Pacific America.

Specific Population Served:
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

Goals and Objectives:
Specific goals of the Asian American Studies Minor include: enhance a student's major through concentrated study of diverse issues, support students who apply to graduate school, network for opportunities in the community and to foster a passion for social justice.

 
Name of Institution:
University of Hawai'i at M─ünoa

Title of Program:
Center for Pacific Islands Studies

Type of Program:
Instructional Strategy/Pacific Islander Studies Program

Need for Program:
To address the lack of instruction of Pacific Islander studies in higher education.

Brief Description of Program:
The Center for Pacific Islands Studies offers an undergraduate and graduate studies program focused on the dynamic interactions that link island societies with each other and the world.

Specific Population Served:
Pacific Islanders

Outcomes:
Provide students with multiple conceptual lenses to analyze and understand a wide range about Oceania.
 
Name of Institution:

Title of Program:

Type of Program:
Student, Institutional and Community Development

Primary Division(s) or Department(s) involved:
Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center

Need for Program:
To develop and foster learning around a more authentic understanding of indigenous Hawaiian ways.

Brief Description of Program:
The Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center offers three programs: Kaumoali (Student Development), Uluākea (Institutional Development), and Mōkaulele (Community Development). Kīpuka believes in providing opportunities for the further development of cultural knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Specific Population Served:
Pacific Islanders

 
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