APIMEDA Lunch and Learn Program

Each summer, APIMEDA Program and Services will coordinate an APIMEDA Lunch & Learn summer reading series.  We will identify readings that staff and faculty can read, and then come together to discuss the readings, gain further insight, and think about the ways that the reading can better inform the ways that we work to serve our students at UC San Diego. 

Each drawer includes information about each of the APIMEDA Lunch and Learn programs we have hosted.  This includes links to the readings, dates of the program, and the location of the reading sessions.  We encourage you to sign up for the current program and read any of the current and previous readings for the Lunch and Learn programs.

You can find an information brochure about the APIMEDA Lunch and Learn program here.

You can find the most recent APIMEDA Lunch and Learn flyer here.  You can find registration information in the drawer below.

2019 Program

For Summer 2019, we will be reading a series of articles and reports that help to describe the experiences of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern American students.  These readings are meant to provide more insight into the varied and complicated narrative in Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern student communities. 

At the end of the summer, we will be raffling a few copies of The Misrepresented Minority: New Insights on Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and the Implications for Higher Education.

Please register for sessions for the Summer 2019 APIMEDA Lunch & Learn program here.  While you are welcome to register for as many as you can attend, we recommend that you attend at least three different sessions this summer.

Please see the chart below for information about the dates, readings, and locations for each meeting.  All sessions took place from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch with them to the session.

June 25: Introduction

Two readings:

The Racialized Experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander Students: An Examination of Campus Racial Climate at the University of California, Los Angeles

 

Disaggregating Qualitative Data from Asian American College Students in Campus Racial Climate Research and Assessment

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
July 2: Understanding a Sense of Belonging

Remaking Selves, Repositioning Selves, or Remaking Space: An Examination of Asian American College Students' Processes of "Belonging"

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
July 16: Southeast Asian American Student Experiences Cultural Community Connections and College Success: An Examination of Southeast Asian American College Students Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
July 30: Participation in High-Impact Practices

Asian American Students in Global Education

OASIS (3rd floor, Center Hall)
August 13: Middle Eastern American Student Experiences Exploring the Middle Eastern American College Student Experience: Discrimination, Adjustment, and Coping Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
August 27: Pacific Islander Student Experiences

Perceptions of Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
For a copy of the Summer 2019 APIMEDA Lunch & Learn flyer, please click here.

2018 Program

For Summer 2018, we read the Winter 2017 edition of the New Directions for Student Services entitled "Bridging Research and Practice to Support Asian American Students". This volume was designed to further a conversation about the experiences and needs of Asian American college students on college and university campuses.  The volume sold out soon after it was published, and the publisher is only producing online versions of the New Directions for Student Services editions moving forward.  

You can access all readings in this edition here.  Please note that you will need to be on the UC San Diego Network in order to gain access to UC San Diego Library's subscription to this volume.  This is usually something that you can do from your office computer.

Please see the chart below for information about the dates, readings, and locations for each meeting.  All sessions took place from 11:30 am to 1 pm.  

June 27 Complexities of Racial Identity Development for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) College Students Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
July 10 Reconsidering Asian American Student Development Career Center Round Room
July 25 Race, Religion, and Spirituality for Asian American Students Career Center Round Room
August 1 Academic and Career Development: Rethinking Advising for Asian American Students Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
August 8 Asian American Student Engagement in Student Leadership and Activism Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
August 22 Contextualizing Asian American College Student Psychological Health Cross-Cultural Center Art Space
September 5

From Reflection to Refraction &

Resources to Learn More About Asian American Students

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

For a copy of the Summer 2018 APIMEDA Lunch & Learn flyer, please click here.