Introduction to Title III – Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) at Coastline Community College
Title III AANAPISI is our name for a five–year project to make Coastline a stronger, more effective college for Asian American and Pacific Islander students. However, the programs and services funded under this project are available to Coastline students irrespective of ethnicity.
Information for Students
What is the Title III AANAPISI Grant?
"Title III AANAPISI" is our shorthand name for a five-year grant awarded to Coastline Community College by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to help Coastline serve our students more effectively by becoming a stronger, more responsive institution.
Through Title III AANAPISI grant funding, Coastline Community College is able to offer you the following Title III supported programs and student support services.
Embedded Tutoring is a tutoring service in which a former student returns to a class as a peer tutor. Embeded tutors attend all lecture and lab sessions and are available to help other students with class material.Contact the Student Success Center to learn more
guideU Student–Mentor Connection
The guideU Student–Mentor Connection provides you with the extra help you may need to successfully navigate your higher education experience. The mentors are Coastline faculty and staff members serving as volunteers. Your mentor is your source for answers to college questions in general, or to “guideU” in the right direction to all Coastline services including academic or career counseling.Learn more
Coastline's STAR Program helps you complete your coursework faster so that you can get in, get out, and get working! Many STAR students are also just looking for a fast–track path to a 4–year university, and STAR helps them accumulate the units they need to transfer.Learn more
Student Success Center
Onsite and online tutoring is available for many Coastline courses. Students can get assistance with any type of writing or math–related assignments. Course–specific tutors are also available for many departments.Learn more
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a tutoring service in which a former student returns to a class as an expert peer tutor. SI leaders attend all lecture and lab sessions as well as conduct a weekly review session (typically 1–2 hours) with students.Contact the Student Success Center to learn more
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Introduction to Title III AANAPISI
What is the Title III AANAPISI Grant?
“Title III AANAPISI” is our shorthand name for a five-year grant awarded to Coastline Community College by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to help Coastline serve our students more effectively by becoming a stronger, more responsive institution.
About the Name
Title III – “Title III” signifies a section of an act of congress, the Higher Education Act of 1965. Title III of the act authorizes grant programs to strengthen educational institutions. Some Title III programs are set aside for colleges with a prescribed percentage of students of a particular ethnicity.
AANAPISI – Our grant is for colleges with an enrollment that is at least 10 percent Asian American or Native American Pacific Islander, and which includes a significant percentage of low-income students. The official name of the program is Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, abbreviated AANAPISI. The abbreviation is pronounced “anna-PEEZY.”
How Coastline Received the Grant
Coastline has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Following its designation, the college applied for and was awarded a five-year, $2 million grant, aimed at improving outcomes for its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. To fulfill its obligation to these students, who constitute more than one quarter of Coastline’s total enrollment, the college launched the Title III AANAPISI project.
With the generous help of a faculty and staff task force, the Coastline Grant Team wrote a proposal documenting a number of problems. Two were especially acute. Compared to other community colleges, too few Asian American or Pacific Islander students (AAPI students) at Coastline were earning an A.A. degree and too few were transferring to a four-year institution. The number of AAPI students enrolling in degree-applicable courses was also a matter of concern. We proposed a plan that responded to all three of these issues.
The Department of Education approved the proposal. Assuming Congress continues appropriating the necessary funds each year, Coastline will receive a total of $2 million from 2010 through 2015.
Objectives of the Coastline Project
Coastline’s proposal described a plan with three objectives. As required by the U.S. Department of Education AANAPISI program, the objectives apply to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. The services to accomplish those objectives are available to Coastline students irrespective of ethnicity. Accomplishing the objectives will yield these outcomes, all by September 2015:
- A total of 250 more AAPI students, originally underprepared for college work, will enroll in degree-applicable courses.
- A total of 150 more AAPI students will earn an A.A. degree.
- A total of 100 more AAPI students will transfer to a four-year college or university.
The college plans to accomplish these objectives by undertaking a number of Title III AANAPISI Activity Components during the five project years of the grant. The project years are:
|Title III AANAPISI Project Timeline|
|Project Year||Start Date||End Date|
|Year 1||Oct. 1, 2010||Sept. 30, 2011|
|Year 2||Oct. 1, 2011||Sept. 30, 2012|
|Year 3||Oct. 1, 2012||Sept. 30, 2013|
|Year 4||Oct. 1, 2013||Sept. 30, 2014|
|Year 5||Oct. 1, 2014||Sept. 30, 2015|
Title III AANIPISI
Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI)
Goal, Objectives, and Activity Components
Coastline will redesign its educational programs and student support services to increase college course readiness and the completion of degrees and transfers for its AAPI and other disadvantaged, underrepresented students.
|Component Leaders (CL)|
|↓ Objectives: dots in left-hand columns designate components ↓
responding to each objective
|Component Champions (CC)|
Objective 1. Increase the number of underprepared AAPI students who eventually enroll in degree-applicable courses by at least 50 students per year.
Baseline (2009): 1,207 AAPI students.
Tangible Result: 250 more students, originally underprepared, enroll in degree-applicable courses.
Objective 2. Increase the number of AAPI students who earn an A.A. degree by at least 30 per year.
Baseline (2009): 49 AAPI students were awarded A.A. degrees.
Tangible Result: 150 more AAPI students earn an A.A. degree.
Objective 3. Increase the number of AAPI students who transfer to a UC or CSU campus by at least 20 per year.
Baseline (2009): 27 AAPI students transferred to UC and CSU campuses.
Tangible Result: 100 more AAPI students transfer to a UC or CSU campus.
|•||•||•||1.||guideU Student – Mentor Connection – Volunteer staff mentor students seeking to complete a degree or certificate in three years or less.||(CL) L. Wilkerson
(CC) C. Spoja
|•||•||•||2.||Roadmap and Tracking System – Suspended in lieu of Coast Community College District "DegreeWorks" initiative.||(CL) J. Sanchez|
|•||3.||Culturally Sensitive Module for College Success Course – Orientation course needs a module sensitive to the learning patterns of Asian students. Activities planned for project years 4 and 5.||(CL) B. Nash|
|•||•||•||4.||Coordination of Student Success Activities – A variety of student services offered to students at each learning site plus on-line. Services include assessment (reading) tutoring, embedded tutoring and counseling.||(CL) V. Lopez
(CC) D. Pittaway
|•||5.||Prep Academics – Piloted in project years 1 and 2. Under evaluation for continued rollout in years 4 and 5.||(CL) V. Lopez|
|•||•||6.||Supplemental Instruction (SI) – Special value added courses in science, particularly biology.||(CL) V. Lopez|
|•||•||7.||Employer Mentoring and Career Academy Program – Provides business students with mentors from the business community and a half-day career academy on career advancement for students and graduates. Activities planned for project years 4 and 5.||(CL) N. Jones
(CC) R. Lockwood
|•||8.||University Articulated Programs – When completed, the Learning First Project will meet the objective of this component.||(CL) R. White|
|•||•||9.||Accelerated Programs – The new STAR program will be the focus of this component.||(CL) N. Jones
(CC) K. McLucas
|•||10.||ESL Bridge Cohort Program – Assists ESL students to transition into regular transfer courses and earn a degree. Piloted in project years 1, 2, and 3; then absorbed into Coastline's mainstream ESL program.||(CL) V. Lopez
(CC) A. Nguyen
|•||•||11.||Communication to New Audiences – Supports a variety of media to communicate information about Title III services and programs.||(CL) M. Ma|
|•||•||•||12.||Staff Development – Provides support for a variety of workshops, speakers and conferences to be attended by faculty and staff.||(CL) B. Nash
|•||13.||Project Management and Evaluation – Oversees the progress of the college towards the attainment of the Title III goals and the accomplishment of the project's objectives.||(CL) L. Wilkerson
(CL) T. Snyder
(CL) J. Sanchez
For additional information regarding Title III AANAPISI or associated offerings, please contact us.
- Activity Coordinator: Darian Aistrich, firstname.lastname@example.org, (714) 241–6202