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AANAPISI Program Directors: Opportunities and Challenges

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Abstract

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) staff and faculty leaders play a significant role in shaping the capacity of the institution to meet the goals and expectations as proposed to the primary funding agent, the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of this chapter then is to give attention to the quality of leadership we believe is necessary to manage AANAPISI grant-funded projects. We provide a brief background on the history and contemporary status of AANAPISIs, and share an overview of how Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student success is broadly understood. We draw upon emerging research on AANAPISIs to chart the dominant challenges and opportunities that come from leading and implementing an AANAPISI grant across varied institutional contexts. This discussion includes practice-oriented recommendations. We conclude with a call for future research in the area of leadership and AANAPISIs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EducationSeattle UniversitySeattleUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationOregon State UniversityPortlandUSA

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