Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education
Call Number: LC2633.6 .A85 2012 (Hawaii Pacific Collection)
"By the year 2050, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in the United States is expected to more than double, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Recent reports indicate that more AAPI students are experiencing difficulties attaining academic success in colleges and universities than in the past. This book presents a compilation of statistical reports, research findings, and experiential accounts that counters the lack of information about this population. Some chapters are written in the context of racial history, power, and hierarchy in society and campuses consistent with Critical Race Theory and race formation scholarship. Policy makers and responsible campuses must prepare themselves to address the underrepresentation and projected growth of AAPIs as a group and for specific AAPI subgroups in higher education. This essential book will help faculty, administrators, and educational policy makers who seek to advance learning outcomes for students of all ethnicities and strengthen the position of AAPI student affairs professionals. Such action will invigorate the effectiveness and success of colleges and universities that aspire to achieve true diversity and inclusion."