Campus: CSU Long Beach-- May 7, 2004

CSULB Presents Educational Effectiveness (EEE) Award to 2 Professors to Create Course Focusing on Asian, Latino Women

Professors Maythee Rojas and Barbara Kim at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have been awarded an Enhancing Educational Effectiveness (EEE) Award to establish a new class on campus titled “The Politics of Desire: Asian and Latina Women in a Global Context.”

The CSULB EEE award program provides support to individual faculty members and collaborative teams for curriculum development to enhance student learning. The program funds projects related to general education as well as those related to majors and programs.

“We were pleased and surprised to receive the award,” said Rojas, an assistant professor in the Women’s Studies Department and expert in Chicana literature. “Our goal was to establish an interdisciplinary course that represented a joint collaboration and addressed international issues and I think we’ve succeeded. We hope the class will be ready in the fall of 2005.”

“We hope this new class will address the changing nature of immigration in the United States,” said Kim, an assistant professor of Asian and Asian American Studies and expert in Asian-American identity. “The whole idea of the EEE award is the support not only of course development but program development,” she continued. “A program in the global context of Asian and Latina women reflects the fact that Latino and Asian American populations are among the fastest-growing in the United States. By 2050, these two groups will dominate the U.S. minority community.”

Rojas earned her bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and her doctorate from Arizona State University. Kim received her B.A. from Pomona College and her master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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