2018 Higher Education Summit: Institutionalizing Support for Asian & Pacific Islander American Students

On June 20-21, we hosted our 9th annual 2018 Higher Education Summit: Institutionalizing Support for Asian & Pacific Islander American Students at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Through a series of workshops, presentations, panels, and concurrent sessions, the 2018 APIASF Higher Education Summit provided a forum for nearly 200 administrators, policymakers, Scholars, and higher education advocates, with nearly 1,000 viewing on our Facebook livestream.

The first day had special programming for AANAPISI stakeholders and Scholars interested in the field of education. The AANAPISI workshop covered a wide array of topics focused on expanding APIA research, institutionalizing support for AANAPISIs, and increasing awareness about AANAPISIs nationwide. Scholars met with policymakers on Capitol Hill and learned more about education policy and practice. The second day highlighted how to leverage data to improve support for students, the successes and best practices of various APIA campus programs, and challenging the model minority myth.

"Awesome session! Data needs to tell a story, and the facilitators did so in an engaging and meaningful way," said one of the attendees.

Overall, the summit highlighted how the acceleration of student success, mobilization of communities and resources, and advancement of institutional capacity contribute to broad scale meaningful change for Asian and Pacific Islander American students.

Missed the summit? Watch it here:

Video 1: Welcome and Plenary: "Creating Capacity at College Campuses for Supporting APIA Students"

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Video 2: Concurrent Session: "Engaging Change and Dismantling Barriers Through Two Community College Lens: Sharing Strategic Steps"

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Video 3 Contents:

  • Remarks from Kimo Kippen
  • Plenary "Fighting the Model Minority Myth through Policy, Advocacy, and Research"
  • Concurrent Session: "Strategies for AANAPISI Success, Capacity Building, and Institutionalization,"
  • Plenary "From the Ground Up: Building Culturally Relevant and Responsive Partnerships with Staff, Faculty, and Students"

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Video 4: Surprise Retirement Party for Neil Horikoshi

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Summit Slideshow

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Thank you to the following Higher Education Summit Steering Committee Members:

  • Loretta Adrian, PhD, President, Coastline Community College
  • Pamela Eddinger, PhD, President, Bunker Hill Community College
  • Dr. Kay Eggleston, President, Richland College
  • Mary Okada, EdD, President, Guam Community College
  • Curtiss Takada Rooks, PhD, Assistant Professor, Asian Pacific American Studies/American Cultures, Loyola Marymount University
  • Naomi Story, Executive Director, National Asian/Pacific Islander Council