Research & Scholarship
The Department of Asian American Studies congratulates Professor Lisa Sun-Hee Park, co-director of the ÉXITO program, on the $3 million grant she and her collaborators have received from the US Department of Education! Known in full as Educational eXcellence and Inclusion Training Opportunities, ÉXITO is intended to address the California legistlature's passage of Assembly Bill 2016, mandating the development of ethnic studies curricula for high schools.
Professor Park and her ÉXITO co-director, Professor Rebeca Mireles-Rios of UCSB's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE), are working to make ÉXITO a ”4+1” program, in which undergraduates who earn their bachelor’s degree in an ethnic studies or feminist studies major can then go on to get a master’s and a teaching credential at GGSE. ÉXITO committee members include professors from Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Chicano and Chicana Studies, Feminist Studies, and Education.
Congratulations again to Professor Park and her colleagues! Read the full story in UCSB's The Current: Receipe for Success.