FAEAC Conference 2017 Call for Papers


Conference Theme – Empowerment through Shared Knowledge
September 29 – 30, 2017
San Diego Handlery Hotel, 905 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California

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San Diego will proudly host the 2017 Statewide Conference for the Filipino American Educators Association of California (FAEAC) at the Handlery Hotel on Sept. 29 & 30, 2017. Our 2017 theme will be “Empowerment Through Shared Knowledge.”

Sacramento was the site of the FAEAC Conference for 2013 and 2015.  San Diego was the site of the first FAEAC Conference in 1988 and again in 1992, 1997, and 2003 with Filipino American Educators (FILAMEDA) sponsoring these conferences.

Bringing together educators and others working towards disseminating vital information critical to the inclusion of Filipino heritage in schools and communities, this conference is timely considering the strides recently made at the State level to acknowledge the contributions of Filipinos in the United States, as well as the historical changes being made within various communities and school districts across California.

Our Conference will continue to build on the statewide profession development for the Filipino language and culture teachers with a dedicated slate of Friday workshops. With the recent passage of AB 123 to include the contributions of Filipino Americans in the Farm Labor Movement, Dr. Robyn Rodriguez (UC Davis), The Welga! Project, and FAEAC collaboratively developed and piloted curriculum.

The Conference will have a series of workshops that will guide K-12 teachers in implementing that curriculum. Assembly Bill 1750 mandates that Ethnic Studies be offered at all California schools to allow students to develop an understanding of other cultures and to promote social justice. A strand has been provided with sessions to assist teachers in implementing the curriculum by hearing from schools that have been practicing for years.  The CA History/Social Science Framework now includes the Filipino contributions to the events of World War II.

Filipino Americans are the largest API population in California and at many colleges and universities. While Filipino American students may have the highest proportion of student enrollment in the community colleges and CSU’s, we are disproportionately lower in the UC’s. Additionally, there is gross underrepresentation of Filipino American professionals, faculty and senior administrators in public and private higher education. We seek proposals that span the pipeline within higher education.

Topics centered on leadership development; student equity; linked learning communities; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (ANNAPISI); culture nights and programming; enrollment and retention; student learning outcomes/success; counseling/advising; mental health and wellness for Filipino American undergraduate and graduate students; and professional development/advancement strategies for staff, faculty, and administrators will be considered.

October is Filipino American History Month, which was established by the Filipino American National Historical Society in 1988. The conference hopes to provide teachers with lessons to use in their classrooms to celebrate this history.  San Diego will be a great venue to kick off Filipino American History Month by attending sessions that address the Filipino American Experience, and then capping off this conference with a Dinner Dance on Saturday Night.

The FAEAC Conference will be held at the centrally located Handlery Hotel. Your family and friends can enjoy our World-Famous San Diego Zoo, beautiful beaches, Down Town San Diego, LEGOLAND, Sea World, or the nearby Fashion Valley Shopping Mall. The conference rate Handlery rooms will be $139 per night for double or triple occupancy. You register on line or call the Handlery Hotel before August 30 to take advantage of the conference rates. For room reservation: http://sd.handlery.com/ and use this Code http://tinyurl.com/zmav9fa .

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