Report Release: Inadequate Data Conceal Educational Disparities For Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

June 4, 2013

The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), and Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be releasing a new report, iCount: A Data Quality Movement for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education, that highlights the need for, and benefits of, collecting and reporting disaggregated data for Asian American and Pacific Islander students. The report is being released in conjunction with the “iCount: Equity Through Representation” symposium, June 6-7, sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI). The symposium is being held at the U.S. Department of Education.

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Professor Robert Teranishi Appointed to Morgan and Helen Chu Chair in Asian American Studies at UCLA

May 20, 2013

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Robert Teranishi as the inaugural holder of the Morgan and Helen Chu Endowed Chair in Asian American Studies, effective Fall 2013, along with his appointment as Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

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Asian-American Students Hurt by Race Category

May 19, 2013

Samuel D. Museus, Dina C. Maramba, and CARE Principal Investigator, Robert T. Teranishi collaborated on a new edited volume, “The AAPI Experience: New Insights on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the Implications for Higher Education.” Featuring over a dozen top AAPI scholars in the U.S., the book features empirical research on many oft-overlooked experiences within the AAPI designation – from Asian evangelical Christians, to Hmong Americans, and a myriad of others.

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Asian Pacific Americans Still Battling Stereotype of Not Being Assertive Enough to Lead

April 28, 2013

Nationally, only 1.5 percent of college presidents were of Asian descent in 2011, according to the American Council on Education. That figure was similar five years earlier — as well as 25 years earlier. Over the years, incumbent and former Asian-American presidents have told Diverse that their scarcity is tied in part to the so-called bamboo ceiling, a misconception that Asians aren’t assertive enough for leadership.

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Groups Launch Asian American, Pacific Islander Student Awareness Campaign

March 28, 2013

In an effort to increase college access and completion among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) and the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) organizations have launched a national campaign to bring awareness to the challenges confronting AAPI students as well as to the solutions that will help them.

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Steinhardt Professor Receives Two Million Dollar Grant

November 5, 2012

The Kresge Foundation, USA Funds and the Wal-Mart Foundation recently awarded Steinhardt professor Robert Teranishi $2 million to support his research on the Asian American and Pacific Islander student populace. Through his project called PEER – Partnership for Equity in Education through Research – Teranishi aims to collect information on AAPI students to help them succeed in their higher education pursuits.

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