The focus of this project is closing the achievement gap between our targeted AAPI
subgroups and historically higher-performing AAPI subgroups. During our project, we
will offer 3 different Learning Community sequences to improve transfer pathways:
- Readiness and Success in College-Level English (LinC)
- Readiness and Success in College-Level Math and English (CREM)
- Strategies for Preparation in STEM (MPS)
All our curricular pathways include varying levels of Cohort Learning, Integrated Student Services (such as counseling, academic advising), and Culturally-Specific Content, components of successful curriculum sequences from our previous grant project.
This 5-class sequence builds upon the LinC sequence started in our pilot project, and takes students who place at two- levels below college-level English through transfer-level English and fulfills multiple GE requirements as well as transfer requirements:
Sample Pathway for "Readiness and Success in College-Level English"
Developing Reading and Writing Connections
|Students who place at two levels below college-level English|
Integrated Reading and Writing
|Students who place at one level below college-level English|
APALI Youth Leadership Academy
ICS 22: Contemporary Issues in Asian America +
|Students who want to fulfill GE requirements in Area D Behavioral Science (ICS 4), and Area D History and Society (ICS 22).|
EWRT 1A + ICS 24
EWRT 1A: Composition and Reading +
|Students who want to fulfill GE requirements in Area A English Composition (EWRT 1A), and Area C Humanities (ICS 24).|
EWRT 2 + SPCH 10
EWRT 2: Critical Reading, Writing, Thinking +
|Students who want to fulfill both GE (Area A) and transfer (Area 1) requirements in Critical Thinking (EWRT 2), and Oral Communication (SPCH 10).|
This math & english sequence builds upon the Readiness and Success in College-Level Math and English (CREM) program. A sample pathway is laid out below:
Sample Pathway for “Readiness & Success in English and Math”
|Quarter||Learning Communities||Students Targeted
READ 211 + MATH 210
READ 211: Developmental Reading + MATH 210: Pre-Algebra
|Students placed at one level below college-level reading and three levels below college-level math.|
EWRT 211 + MATH 212
EWRT 211: Preparatory Reading and Writing Skills +
|Students placed at one level below college-level writing and two levels below college-level math.|
EWRT 1A + MATH 114
EWRT 1A: Composition and Reading + MATH 114: Intermediate Algebra
|Students who want to fulfill the GE requirement in Area A English (EWRT 1A) and the degree-applicable math requirement (Math 114).|
This curricular pathway for Strategies for Preparation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is the most open-ended of the three, by design. The one-year-long pathway will include:
- an anchor learning community that combines a nationally recognized math program (MPS), college-level English, and a General Education course.
- a STEM course will be linked to the anchor learning community as a “choice” class for students.
- a supplemental orientation class, “AAPI Student Success and Exploring STEM,” will be linked to the anchor learning course during the sequence.
Sample Pathway for “Strategies in Preparation in STEM”
|"Anchor" Learning Community
||"Choice" STEM Classes
MATH/MPS 212 + ICS 78
|Students who place at two-levels below college-level math (Math/MPS 212).|
MATH/MPS 114 + EWRT 1A
MATH/MPS 114: Intermediate Algebra + EWRT 1A: Composition and Reading
|ASTR 4: The Solar System
BIOL 11: Human Biology
BIOL 13: Marine Biology
CHEM 10: Intro Chem
CIS 3: Business Info Syst.
ENGR2: Engineering Profess.
ENGR 10: Intro to Engin’g
GEO 1: Physical Geograpy
GEOL 10: Intro to Geology
GEOL 20: General Oceanography
|Students who place at one-level below college-level math (Math/MPS 114).
Students who want to fulfill the GE requirement in Area A English Composition (EWRT 1A).
Students who want to fulfill the UC/CSU transfer requirements in Area 5 Physical & Bio Sciences (ASTR 4; BIOL 11, 13; CHEM 10; GEO 1; GEOL 10, 20).
Students who want to take introductory Engineering or Computer Systems courses.
MATH/MPS 10 + ICS 4
|BIOL 10: Introductory Bio
CHEM 1A: General Chem
ENGR 35: Statics
ES 1: Intro to Environ’l Studies
ES 2: Humans, the Environ’t,
ES 3: Imagery of Environment
ESCI: Environmental Science
ESCI 19: Environmental Bio
ESCI 20: Intro to Biodiversity
|Students who want to fulfill the UC/CSU transfer requirement in Area 2 Math Concepts
and Quant. Reasoning (Math 10).
Students who want to fulfill GE requirement in Area D Behavioral Science (ICS 4).
Students who want UC/CSU transfer requirement in Area 5 Physical and Bio Sciences (BIOL 10; CHEM 1A; ESCI 1, 19,20).
Students who want to take introductory Environmental Studies courses.