2012 National Conference
Theme: “Transforming and Leading”
Today Asian Pacific Americans comprise one of the fastest growing populations in the United States, and the diversity among APAs reflects that we are not all the same. Together, we must continue to lead, transform, and collaborate. As you look over this year’s program, you will find relevant and inclusive topics presented by and for the many diverse faces that make APAHE what it is now.
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2011 National Conference
Theme: “Responding to Change”
In these troubled economic times, colleges and universities are facing unprecedented budgetary challenges which directly affect the APA community – well beyond fiscal resources. APAHE will be at the forefront to partner with current and emerging educational leaders to respond to these challenges. 2011 Program Booklet
Theme: “Passing the Torch: A New Generation of API Leaders”
In the two decades since APAHE was founded, much has changed. And yet, as the mystic philosopher, Yogi Berra, reminds us, in 2009 “it’s déjà vu all over again!” Twenty two years ago, APAHE came together to oppose changes in U.C. admissions policy that would have had a dramatic, adverse impact on Asian Americans. Now, in a struggle as current as today’s headlines, we join that battle once again. As we answer the call in a new generation, our conference theme, “Passing the Torch” is particularly timely and appropriate. On every critical issue of our time, we in APAHE have been at the forefront — as educators, advocates and leaders. With a new generation of leaders, we will continue to play that role for many years to come.
To download and view the conference program: APAHE CONF BOOKLET 20093(abridged)
Theme: “APAHE @ 21: Flexing Our Political Muscle”
The 2008 APAHE conference captured the synergy of educational attainment and political power. Despite attaining high levels of education and income, the “model minority” myth masks the significant problems of poverty and educational attainment that still exists for a significant number of Asian Pacific Americans. In 2005, the American Community Survey of adults 25 or older found that Asian Americans have the highest percentage of college graduates (49 percent) of all racial and ethnic categories followed by whites (30 percent), African Americans (17 percent), Pacific Islanders (15 percent), American Indian/Alaskan Natives (14 percent), and Hispanics (12 percent). According to a 2007 GAO study, Asian Indians and Chinese had a greater percentage of college degree earners compared to Vietnamese, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. About half of Southeast Asian high school students were not in a college preparatory program, one-quarter were enrolled in English-as-a-second language courses, and more than half of Southeast Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders were in the lower socioeconomic quartile of the United States.
To download and view the conference program: APAHE CONF BOOKLET 2008
Theme: “Going Back to Our Roots – A 2oth Anniversary Celebration of Activism and Empowerment”
Twenty years later, student admissions issues, faculty tenure cases, under-representation in hiring and promotion, affirmative action, curricular reform of Asian American Studies on college campuses, marginalization of Asian American experiences, and the perceived target of anti-foreigner sentiments continue to be pressing issues impacting Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Higher Education. The conference theme, “Going Back to Our Roots—A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Activism and Empowerment,” reflects APAHE’s leading role in addressing issues that affect Asian Pacific Americans in higher education. We encourage new and returning attendees to take hold of this opportunity for all of us to reconnect and to reinvigorate APAHE as our organization. Today we celebrate our accomplishments, as tomorrow looks forward to collectively creating new doors of opportunity, advancement, and engagement on our college campuses and in our community.
To download and view the conference program: APAHE CONF BOOKLET 2007