Writing Specialists from the Writing CenterStudents attend Reading WorkshopChitra Banerjee Divakaruni and students on Tower LawnChris Lu and Students


The Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Project

San Jose State University has been recognized as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution by the United States Department of Education. As such, SJSU has developed a project to improve writing skills and retention and graduation rates.

The AANAPISI Grant Project began in October 2011 and will run until September 2016. Funds for the grant came from the U.S. Department of Education. For more information regarding the grant, please check out the about page



  • Read the Annual Report for 2012 - 2013. The report submitted to the Department of Education in January 2014 and covers the 2012 - 2013 academic year. 
  • New Faculty Writing Workshops are offered every semester. Check back later for information regarding the next one day and two day workshop.
  • Check out new full-length lesson plans and grab-and-go activities
  • Sara Cook, Lecturer, Department of English & Comparative Literature, has developed a handbook titled "Providing Feedback on Student Writing," a useful tool for anyone who grades written work.

APIASF Scholarship Winners

Two San Jose State University students won Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Awards for 2014 - 2015. 

Picture of an male, Asian student. Jinlong Lin, Engineering

A male, Asian student. Canh Nguyen, Nursing


Congratulations to Jinlong and Canh! Check out the Scholarships page or download the APIASF flyer for more information.