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Guiding Principles of APIASF Programs

The portfolio of APIASF's programs is informed by a set of guiding principles, developed to guide us in our work with our scholarship recipients. These principles are based on the unique demographic profile of our students, and the current and emerging trends within higher education and college student affairs. As scholarship providers and educators, we believe it imperative that we consider these guiding principles in the development, implementation, and evaluation of any programs and initiatives that we offer to our Scholars.


  1. Accapadi, M. M. (2009). Honoring multiple Asian Americans: A point of entry model for Asian American identity exploration. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference, Seattle, WA.

  2. Bronfenbrenner, U. (1995). Developmental ecology through space and time: A future perspective. In P. Moen & G. H. Elder, Jr. (Eds.), Examining lives in context: Perspectives on the ecology of human development (pp. 619-647).

  3. Abes, E. S., Jones, S. R., & McEwen, M. K. (2007). Reconceptualizing the model of multiple dimensions of identity: The role of meaning-making capacity in the construction of multiple identities. Journal of College Student Development, 48, 1-22.

  4. Trilling, B. & Fadel, C. (2009) 21st century skills: Learning for life in our times. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

  5. Junco, R. & Timm, D. M. (Eds.) (2008) Using emerging technologies to enhance student engagement (New Directions for Student Services, no. 124). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.