Forum Details

The President's Commission on Human Relations and Equity (PCHRE) invites you to the:

Diversity Forum - October 28, 2014

Sharing his expertise at each panel session is Dr. Robert Teranishi, a renowned expert whose work focuses on the stratification of college opportunity and the rapidly growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in the United States.

Dr. Teranishi is Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education at UCLA and the Morgan and Helen Chu Endowed Chair in Asian American Studies.

Forum Schedule

9:30 a.m. – Student Panel and Open Mic Session, Library room 2206
iBelong: Creating a Culture, Not Just a Campus

11:00 a.m. – Asian Faculty and Staff Association (AFSA) Panel Discussion, Library room 2206
Diversity within Diverse Populations: Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Students at Fresno State

1:45 p.m. – Keynote Presentation, Dr. Teranishi. North Gym, room 118   A Call to Action: Leveraging the Power of our Diversity to Achieve our Goal of Academic Excellence

3:45 p.m. – Reception. North Gym, room 118

Throughout the day's events Dr. Teranishi will highlight results from co-investigative research on Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) --minority-serving institutions that enroll 75% of the nation's low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. Dr. Teranishi will also discuss implications for Fresno State, which is a designated AANAPISI.

Dr. Teranishi's Publications include:

iCount: A Data Quality Movement for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education
The iCount report discusses the need for data disaggregation to better understand the variation of the educational experiences and outcomes within the highly diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander student population.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: The Changing Demography of the United States and Implications for Education Policy
Focusing on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population, this article highlights key findings from recent research by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Students and the Institutions that Serve Them
This article examines America's higher education policies and practices relative to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community - a group that is increasingly relevant to the goals of access to and success in college.

All Events are Open to the Public 

Information: Vicki Taylor, 559.278.0145 or

Persons with disabilities that anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about physical access can contact Vicki Taylor, 559.278.0145 or in advance of the event.