The Hunter/BMCC AANAPISI Bridge Initiative addresses the needs and barriers faced by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students at BMCC and Hunter, including those who are first-generation college goers, English Language Learners, and students from low-income and immigrant families. Every January and June, we offer a multi-session, paid professional development seminar for faculty. The seminar covers a variety of topics related to AAPI students and communities (e.g., the model-minority myth, histories of AAPI communities, and teaching activities that promote purpose, identity, and social belonging). At the end of the seminar, participants propose teaching innovations or activities based on topics and content from the seminar that they will implement in their classrooms or student service units.
For additional information, visit the ABI Faculty Development Program website.