Fact Sheet: Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI
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In the remaining sections of this article, I argue for the value of AANAPISI curricular and community contexts to support archival development and coproduction capacity within Boston's Chinese community.
Through a complex pedagogical practice embedded in an upper-level course (AsAmSt 370) dedicated to digital storytelling in Asian American Studies, I have worked closely each year with AANAPISI students and community members to document and disseminate their living histories and grounded visions to public audiences via exhibitions, community workshops, local film festivals, research conferences, and online venues.
This is one of many examples that clarify how and why AANAPISI students' hidden narratives and our larger commitment in Asian American Studies to local coproducer knowledge and digital story archival development represent relevant sources to inform research, policy, and practice as well as to provide greater historical accuracy in the documentation of local community life.
Henry Ho's digital story, My 2009 Experience, provides a particularly vivid depiction of the challenges and problems faced by AANAPISI students and their families.
These four examples of coproduced digital stories in Asian American Studies illustrate how local AANAPISI university and community contexts converge within the curriculum to create highly innovative and accessible modes for understanding recent history-making in local Chinese American communities from the perspectives of new and emerging generations.
As a part of the California State University system, Fresno State continues that mission today as both a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI) in central California.
Tucked away in one of the world's multicultural centers for art, culture, design and business, today Pratt Institute is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI).
Pratt's location in one of America's cultural hubs gives it the unique opportunity to honor its AANAPISI status by engaging a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
Some institutions enroll large numbers of White students compared to ethnic minorities; these we refer to as predominantly White institutions or "PWis." There are other institutions that have historically been or recently became minority-serving institutions or "MSis." MSis include historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), Asian American and Native-American Pacific-Islander serving institutions (AANAPISis), and tribal colleges.
Table 1 Number of Institution Type Institutions Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISis) 102 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) 144 Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 315 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) 32 Proportion of Most Promising Places that Offer Benefits Caregiving Leave 100% for All Child Care 29% Service Continuing 57% Education Education 57% Leave Elder Care 0% Service Flexible Work 71% Schedules Mentoring 14% Stress 43% Reduction Programs Note: Table made from bar graph.
Department of Education's recent decision to recognize AANAPISIs
on its website along with other minority-serving institutions.