The Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association aims to:
- promote a campus climate that is sensitive, representative, and fair to all ethnic groups, including for example, Asian, Asian-American, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian Indian and other Asian groups through a variety of efforts;
- provide support and input in the fair recruitment or hiring, retention, and promotion of Asian students, faculty, staff, and administrators on campus;
- respond proactively to the needs of the growing Asian student body, with a commitment to broadening and deepening the curriculum with regard to Asian issues;
- build strong, effective linkages with the University administration and with the surrounding community at large;
- create a social support network of partnerships and personal friendships among the members of the organization;
- encourage and empower individuals in the organization to become more actively involved in important University, community, professional, and political service with the purpose of creating a more harmonious and diverse community.
In commemoration of the Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month - The Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association (APIFSA) is sponsoring an event that will unpack the model minority framework and it's impact on Asian Americans in the United States.
The panel discussion will focus on a short one-hour video from PBS Series called "Asian American - episode 3: Good Americans". The link to the video can be found through the library database.