Who are we?
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association (AAPIFSA) consists of staff and faculty at Ball State University (BSU) with Asian Pacific American heritage as well as staff and faculty at BSU who are interested in promoting cultural understanding across ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religions on the campus and in the communities of central and east Indiana.
Networking: To foster fellowship among Asian/Pacific/American faculty and staff across BSU through diverse forms of communication and networking.
Professional Development: To work with university administrators, faculty, and staff members to promote research about the AAPI community and professional advancement, diversity and inclusion within Asian/Pacific/American academic communities.
Mentoring: To serve as mentors, guides, and facilitators to Asian faculty, staff and students across the BSU campus.
Advocacy: To communicate to council members and provide advocacy for resolutions to issues of major relevance to Asian American communities including those expressed by faculty, staff and students at BSU.