AANAPISI Mission & Program Goals

AANAPISI Mission & Program Goals


The sought-after goal of the federally-funded AANAPISI program at Laney College is to improve the transition, progression, graduation, and transfer rates of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student. Fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III program, AANAPISI implements a comprehensive set of best practice strategies to overcome the documented obstacles of AAPI students on campus. The programs work alongside the major units of the college including Student Support Services, Instruction, and the Office of Research to pilot such programs, activities, curriculum, and other resources to promote student success. AANAPISI’s aim is to strengthen the pipeline at Laney College to assist AAPI students from matriculation through degree attainment and transfer to four-year colleges/universities with a particular emphasis on transfer into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors.

Our AANAPISI Community
Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1 – AANAPISI Peer Navigators will facilitate workshops each semester and will provide mentoring support to Laney College’s ESOL students.

SAO 2 – AANAPISI will provide services that help increase the number of AAPI students who secure an internship/work experience each academic year.

SAO 3 – Laney College Faculty and Staff will participate in AANAPISI-sponsored activities each academic year.

GOALS ADDRESSING NEED 1: To Accelerate English Language Learning and Writing Skills Development of Target Disadvantaged Population.

Goal 1.1 To Increase the progression of students from ESOL into college-level English courses (courses required for college certificates, degrees & transfer

Goal 1.2: To increase the percentage of students entering below college-level in English and writing skills, who progress to enroll in a degree or transfer English course.

Goal 1.3: To increase the percentage of ESOL students progressing to a technical certificate, a degree or reach transfer readiness.

Goal 1.4: To increase the percentage of students who progress sequentially to the next level and succeed in subsequent English courses.

Goal 1.5: To support the successful transition of Laney first-year students, develop accelerated ESL curriculum articulation with feeder high schools, beginning pilots at Oakland International H.S.

GOALS ADDRESSING NEED 2: Underdeveloped Success Infrastructure for Target Disadvantaged Student Population. Need to Improve Success in Gateway Course Success and Completion Rates.

Goal 2.1: To improve poor success rates in Math and English Gateway Courses

Goal 2.2: To improve Completion Outcomes for target disadvantaged population, including awards of technical certificates, degrees, and achievement of transfer readiness.

Goal 2.3: To increase the number of students participating in APASS success strategies, including learning community courses.

Goal 2.4: To increase the infusion of immigrant/ethnic-specific success strategies into programs and services across campus – beyond just the APASS program.

GOALS ADDRESSING NEED 3: Underdeveloped and Deficient Intake and Support Services for First-time students in Targeted Groups.

Goal 3.1: Create ethno-demographic specific summer transition and first-year support services for recent high school graduates from disadvantaged target groups (especially immigrants) who are enrolling as first-time students at Laney College.

Goal 3.2: Increase the role of APASS Student Ambassadors in summer and first-year mentoring activities for targeted students (especially immigrants).

Goal 3.3: To develop focused incoming support systems for previously overlooked disadvantaged low income and immigrant groups.