The objectives of the 2018 APIASF Higher Education Summit include:

On Wednesday, June 20, APIASF is hosting pre-conference AANAPISI Workshops designed for AANAPISI stakeholders. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to further refine and collaborate on the agenda established in the 2017 Summit in the three areas of research, advocacy, and public awareness.

9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome
9:10 – 9:55 am "AANAPISI Mentorship programs: Tales of Unfinished Business"
  • Edwin Tiongson
  • Ekkarath Sisavatdy
10:00 am – 12:00 pm AANAPISI Strategic Planning Session I
12:15 – 1:00 pm AANAPISI Workshop
1:00 – 1:30 pm Break
1:30 – 3:15 pm AANAPISI Strategic Planning Session II
3:30 – 4:15 pm "Uncovering the Diversity of APIA Students in the Midwest: Leveraging Disaggregated Data to Improve Policies and Practices"
  • Karen Su
  • Corinne Kodama
4:15 – 5:00 pm "From the Ground Up: Building Culturally Relevant and Responsive Partnerships with Staff, Faculty, and Students"
  • Arlene Daus-Magbual
  • Levalasi Loi-On
5:00 pm Closing

On Thursday, June 21, the APIASF Higher Education Summit will commence, featuring two plenary sessions, six concurrent sessions, and closing remarks that address the conference objectives. The 2018 Summit concurrent sessions will focus on:

 9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 am Plenary: "Creating Capacity at College Campuses for Supporting APIA Students"
  • May Toy Lukens
  • Minh-Hoa Ta
  • Rowena Tomaneng
10:30 – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch Plenary: "Fighting the Model Minority Myth through Policy, Advocacy, and Research"
  • Mary Barry Nguyen
  • Monica Thammarath
  • Paul Watanabe
1:30 – 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:00 – 3:45 pm Plenary: "Parallels and Best Practices for Supporting Students from Community Partners"
  • Matt de Ferranti
  • Luis Maldonado
  • Anjana Venkatasen
3:45 – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks
4:00 – 5:00 pm Cocktail Reception

This multi-faceted approach to identifying areas of opportunity and impact, addressing college access and completion gaps, and removing barriers faced by APIA students will culminate into a community call to action with clear metrics for institutionalizing change for APIA students. Key stakeholders in the education, policy, non-profit, private, and public sectors are expected to attend.