AACRAO Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus

Mission Statement

AACRAO's Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus strives to provide a communal space for members who are ready to discuss issues, developments and initiatives for individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in higher education.

With goals to educate other members about the history, contributions and concerns of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, this caucus is open to all members.

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Meet the members

  • Chris Huang AAPI Bio
  • Michelle Weller AAPI Bio
  • Tricia Ryan AAPI Bio
  • Rajeev Jayadeva AAPI Bio
  • Quentin Law Phu AAPI Bio
  • Keiko Broomhead AAPI Bio
  • Adam Burgess AAPI Bio
  • Albertha Schmid AAPI Bio
  • Lauren Kim AAPI Bio
  • Linda Lieu AAPI Bio
  • Nancy Umphres AAPI Bio
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus Chair

Tricia Ryan CC

Tricia Ryan, Director, Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations | San Jose State University

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Updates & Events

AACRAO's AAPI Caucus issues statement of solidarity with the Black Caucus in light of Derek Chauvin's verdict

"The AACRAO AAPI Caucus is relieved by the verdict of officer Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. George Floyd’s life mattered. It is our hope that the verdict is a step towards true justice and exposes the very real imbalance of how people of color are treated in this country. However, the work is not done, as evidenced by the tragic news of Ma’Khia Bryant’s young life taken away moments before the verdict was read. We will continue to stand with those who press on to seek justice and racial reconciliation in this country."

3/29/2021 Tricia Ryan, Chair of the AAPI Caucus, and Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, address #AACRAO2021 attendees.

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Your professional development news


Oct 18, 2021

Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 20, 2021

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month.

AACRAO Access & Equity Group Selects New Content Coordinator

Sep 20, 2021

Meet our newest Group V - Access & Equity content coordinator, Sasha Suzuki.

SEM 2021 Session Highlight | Accessing Hidden Gems: Discovering Top Students in US Public Schools

Sep 7, 2021

Read about our upcoming SEM 2021 Session - Accessing Hidden Gems: Discovering Top Students in US Public Schools

AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month Events

May 17, 2021

Join AACRAO's AAPI caucus in a celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.

AACRAO Research

Meeting the Moment: Transforming the Digital Credentials Space

Meeting the Moment: Transforming the Digital Credentials Space

The economic and cultural upheavals brought about by the COVID-19 crisis have accelerated the need for an expanded, secure, interoperable, and widely portable approach to the recognition of academic and co-curricular accomplishments.

Credential Evaluation
Registration & Records
Credential Evaluation
Electronic Data Interchange
Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Course Delivery Modalities and COVID-19 Vaccine Plans - January 60-Second Survey 2021

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Course Delivery Modalities and COVID-19 Vaccine Plans - January 60-Second Survey 2021

The January 2021 AACRAO 60-Second Survey examines course delivery plans for spring, summer and fall 2021; and about requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students and employees once one or more vaccine is widely available.

Curriculum and Project Management
course delivery

A Peek Behind the Curtain: An examination of credit evaluation and academic advising for transfer students at U.S. undergraduate serving institutions

AACRAO has a longstanding practice of providing guidance and research in support of the transfer student experience.

Registration & Records

How Students Experience and Perceive Transferring Earned Credit

In this paper, the authors highlight a study by AACRAO and The American Council on Education (ACE) on students’ perceptions about how transfer credit was applied towards academic programs of study.

Registration & Records

2020 Stranded Credits Report: Another Perspective on the Lost Credits Story

For this research, “stranded credits” refers to the accumulated credits for which a student is unable to obtain an official transcript due to an administrative hold.

Other Topics
Registration & Records