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ERIC Number: ED348914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Enriching California's Future: Asian Pacific Americans in the CSU. Report of the Asian Pacific American Education Advisory Committee.
California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
This report provides insights into the problems and needs of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) in the California State University (CSU) and presents 29 recommendations which address these issues. Following an introductory section, section II presents a brief overview of the history, demographics, and higher education participation of APAs. Section III discusses the major outreach and admissions issues facing APA students, including the unmet needs of immigrant students who have limited English proficiency and the underserving of certain APA subpopulations. Section IV addresses campus climate and retention issues. Section V discusses issues related to curriculum and instruction; among these are the need for Asian Pacific American studies, the need to diversify the curriculum, and the underrepresentation of APAs in the teaching profession. The unmet English-as-a-Second-Language needs of immigrant students are described in section VI; and section VII examines the misconception that APA faculty and staff are not underrepresented in the CSU and, therefore, no longer face employment discrimination. Finally, section VIII summarizes the recommendations of the reporting committee. Contains a 52-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Admission (School), Asian Americans, College Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, English (Second Language), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Discrimination, Higher Education, Limited English Speaking, Outreach Programs, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Problems, Student Subcultures
California State University Academic Publications Program, CSU Chancellor's Office, 400 Golden Shore, Suite 132, Long Beach, CA 90802 ($7).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California; California State University; California State University Inst for Teach Learn; College Teaching and Learning Collection
Note: This document is part of a collection produced under the auspices of the California State University Institute for Teaching and Learning. The CSU/ITL, created in 1988, facilitates a 20-campus systemwide network of faculty affiliates in response to the demand for improved teaching and learning in the college classroom.