Grant Goals

Overview of AANAPISI Grant Strategies
  • To revise the credit ESL curriculum and to allow more advanced AAPI students to progress more rapidly through the course sequence into college programs.
  • To increase the numbers of AAPI students transitioning from the highest levels of ESL courses into college programs, and strengthen programs and services to support transitions.
  • To increase students reaching critical academic progress and momentum points, including those entering the college via the ESL program and at development levels in English and mathematics.
  • To work more closely to implement the K-16 Bridge program, with an emphasis on linkages to feeder high schools with the highest AAPI enrollments.
  • To develop stronger relationships with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, including development of an active AAPI Community Advisory Committee.
  • To strengthen capacity to disaggregate data for analysis, especially for subgroups of AAPI student populations, including closing critical gaps in connectivity of information systems.
  • To increase AAPI student transfers to four-year colleges and universities, especially in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).To increase the success and sequential continuation rates for all levels of mathematics.
  • To focus on improving success rates in a core of 22 non-math transfer courses which have been identified as high risk due to below average success rates.
  • To centralize and strengthen academic assistance and student support services for all students preparing to transfer in STEM field, including creation of a Science Learning Center.
  • To implement a college-wide faculty development initiative for exploration of innovative methods to improve both faculty and student engagement in teaching and learning.
  • To assist faculty to integrate research-based best practices into courses, with an emphasis on high risk transfer courses.
  • To use the outcomes data and evaluation assessments from this AANAPISI project to inform planning, needed improvements and decision-making across the College.
Measurable Outcomes
  • Increase in successful AAPI student transitions from ESL to College Programs;
  • Increased numbers and percentages of AAPI students reaching transfer directed and transfer prepared status;
  • Increased success rates in targeted math courses;
  • Increased AAPI success rates in identified non-math high risk barrier courses;
  • Increased numbers of overall AAPI students transferring to four-year colleges/universities, especially in STEM majors;
  • Increased numbers of AAPI students earning Associate's degrees.