IMPACT AAPI

IMPACT AAPI

IMPACT AAPI is a five-year program funded by an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The name is an acronym for Initiatives to Maximize Positive academic Achievement and Cultural Thriving focusing on Asian American and Pacific Islander students at De Anza College.

 

Our goal is to close the gaps in academic achievement and transfer among Asian American and Pacific Islander students at De Anza by focusing on Asian Pacific Islander subgroups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. Our integrated curricular pathways are designed to provide educational experiences that support and challenge our students.

 

Looking for the 2008-2011 IMPACT AAPI grant project website? It's archived here.

IMPACT AAPI Project Archive

3rd Steering Committee Meeting (Final of School Year)

MCC Conference Room
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

 

The IMPACT AAPI Steering Committee is the grant project's oversight committee. It meets with IMPACT AAPI staff once a quarter to discuss current projects and activities as well as next steps.

Members of the public are invited to attend; please email Jim Nguyen at nguyenjames@deanza.edu to RSVP.

To learn more about the Steering Committee and its meetings, visit the Steering Committee page.

Note: In the previous IMPACT AAPI grant project, this committee was known as the PAC (Project Advisory Committee). Different name, same purpose!

 

"Fly By" Staff Development Session:
Comprehensive showing of all 4 videos

Campus Center, Conference Room B

9:00am - 1:00pm

 

Oceans of IMPACT flyer

OCEANS OF IMPACT
You + Good Pedagogy

 

 

In the comprehensive workshop of this series, we will discuss the model minority myth and how students from the South East Asian (SEA) American, Filipino American, and Pacific Islander American communities are overlooked when it comes to discussions about under representation in higher education. In our 50-minute “fly by” workshops, you will

  • watch all 4 videos with student, faculty, and staff interviews that discuss the different challenges AAPI students face
  • learn a brief history of this population and how their immigration or refugee stories affect their perceptions of education.

Did you know?! You can watch the video portion of Oceans of Impact on De Anza College iTunesU (Search: Oceans of Impact).

 

IMPACT AAPI attends the Filipino/Pacific Islander Student Conference

Campus Center, Conference Room A & B

8:30am - 1:30pm

 

Outreach Event

 

For more information, visit De Anza College Outreach.

 

"Fly By" Staff Development Session:
De Anza Faculty Interviews

Campus Center, Conference Room B

12:30pm - 1:20pm

 

Oceans of IMPACT flyer

OCEANS OF IMPACT
You + Good Pedagogy

 

 

In the 4th workshop of this series, we will discuss the model minority myth and how students from the South East Asian (SEA) American, Filipino American, and Pacific Islander American communities are overlooked when it comes to discussions about under representation in higher education. In our 50-minute “fly by” workshops, you will

  • watch videos with student, faculty, and staff interviews that discuss the different challenges AAPI students face
  • discuss how faculty and staff have changed their teaching patterns
Did you know?! You can watch the video portion of Oceans of Impact on De Anza College iTunesU (Search: Oceans of Impact).

2nd Steering Committee Meeting

MCC Conference Room
4pm - 5pm

 

The IMPACT AAPI Steering Committee is the grant project's oversight committee. It meets with IMPACT AAPI staff once a quarter to discuss current projects and activities as well as next steps.

Members of the public are invited to attend; please email our Project Assistant at wheatcasie@deanza.edu to RSVP.

To learn more about the Steering Committee and its meetings, visit the Steering Committee page.

Note: In the previous IMPACT AAPI grant project, this committee was known as the PAC (Project Advisory Committee). Different name, same purpose!

Release of Winter 2012 Newsletter

The second newsletter of the new IMPACT AAPI grant project is out. View the PDF.

 

Winter '12 IMPACT AAPI Newsletter

 

All our newsletters and outreach materials will be compiled on the Newsletters page of our website.

 

IMPACT AAPI attends the 1st AANAPISI Western Regional Summit

Press Release: Rep. Honda Keynotes at First-Ever Summit for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions

 

CUPERTINO, CA – On Friday, March 16, Congressman Mike Honda (CA-15) provided the keynote address at the first-ever Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Western Regional Summit. The daylong convening was hosted by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU) at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA, and featured nearly 60 AANAPISI staff and faculty, government representatives, community leaders, and students. Continue reading...

 

"Fly By" Staff Development Session:
Pacific Islander Americans

Campus Center, Conference Room B

12:30pm - 1:20pm

 

Oceans of IMPACT flyer

OCEANS OF IMPACT
You + Good Pedagogy


In the 3rd workshop of this series, we will discuss the model minority myth and how students from the Pacific Islander American communities are overlooked when it comes to discussions about under representation in higher education. In our 50-minute “fly by” workshops, you will

  • watch videos with student, faculty, and staff interviews that discuss the different challenges Pacific Islander  students face
  • learn a brief history of this population and how their immigration or refugee stories affect their perceptions of education.
Did you know?! You can watch the video portion of Oceans of Impact on De Anza College iTunesU(Search: Oceans of Impact).

"Fly By" Staff Development Session:
Filipino Americans

Campus Center, Conference Room B

12:30pm - 1:20pm

 

Oceans of IMPACT flyer

OCEANS OF IMPACT
You + Good Pedagogy


In the 2nd workshop of this series, we will discuss the model minority myth and how students from the Filipino American communities are overlooked when it comes to discussions about under representation in higher education. In our 50-minute “fly by” workshops, you will

  • watch videos with student, faculty, and staff interviews that discuss the different challenges Filipino American students face
  • learn a brief history of this population and how their immigration or refugee stories affect their perceptions of education.
Did you know?! You can watch the video portion of Oceans of Impact on De Anza College iTunesU(Search: Oceans of Impact).

"Fly By" Staff Development Session:
Southeast Asian Americans

Campus Center, Conference Room B

12:30pm - 1:20pm

 

Oceans of IMPACT flyer

OCEANS OF IMPACT
You + Good Pedagogy


In the 1st workshop in this series, we will discuss the model minority myth and how students from the South East Asian (SEA) communities are overlooked when it comes to discussions about under representation in higher education. In our 50-minute “fly by” workshops, you will

  • watch videos with student, faculty, and staff interviews that discuss the different challenges Southeast Asian American students face
  • learn a brief history of this population and how their immigration or refugee stories affect their perceptions of education.
Did you know?! You can watch the video portion of Oceans of Impact on De Anza College iTunesU(Search: Oceans of Impact).

 

 

 

IMPACT AAPI for STUDENTS!

Want to enroll as a student in IMPACT AAPI?

 

New Team! (sort of)

Our new grant project has the same name and overall mission as our previous grant, but our activities and objectives are different.

 

Likewise, our core team has also changed, though you may recognize some of these names from the previous grant project!

 

Tom Izu

izutom@deanza.edu

 

Christine Chai

chaichristine@deanza.edu

 

Anu Khanna

khannaanu@deanza.edu

 

Tom Nguyen

nguyentom@deanza.edu

 

Casie Wheat

wheatcasie@deanza.edu

 

 

See more of our staff and partners by visiting the Our Team page.

 



IMPACT AAPI
Building: CHC
Contact: Tom Izu
Phone:408.864.8986
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Last Updated: 11/27/12