2004 CUNY Conference on
Asian American / Asian Students:
Aspects of Social Interaction

Date: Friday, April 30, 2004          Time: 8:15AM to 3:00PM

CUNY Graduate Center - Martin E. Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan (Corner of 34th Street)



  • To bring together scholars in the area of counseling, sociology, psychology, anthropology and political science who are engaged in the study of social interaction among Asian / Asian American students in the metropolitan area.
  • To attract members of all Asian communities to the conference, particularly students, teachers and leaders from business, community organizations and the educational systems.
  • To address the needs of Asian / Asian American students in issues of: international students, native born students, recent immigrant students, ethnic identity, acculturation, leadership development and active participation in campus life.

The conference will address the needs of Asian American and Asian students. Asian and Asian American students suffer from the Model Minority myth in which they are often perceived as bright, successful students without need for academic, developmental, and administrative support. Furthermore, there are great differences within the Asian American subgroups, as well as varying needs between international students, recent immigrants and native born students.

At a CUNY Colloquium held last year, ethnic identity, acculturation, leadership development and active participation in campus life have been cited as the more important issues to be addressed. Other recommendations included focus group interviews of students, consciousness-raising of faculty and staff, and the development of internet accessibility as a way to consolidate CUNY resources to resolve the diversity problem.


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Conference Chairperson
Hiroko Karan

Conference Co-Chairperson
Frank Shih

Steering Comittee
Dave Bryan
Selena Cantor
Loretta Chin
Sambhavi Lakshiminarayanan
Moon Sung
Thomas Tam
Marie Ting
Raymond Wang

Conference Co-Sponor
College Board

CUNY Graduate Center

Queens College, CUNY

Verizon Foundation

Office of Vice Chancellor, CUNY

Phillip Li

Technical Assistance
Nick Feng
James Huang
Antony Wong

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2003 CUNY
Asian American
Student Colloquium



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