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Transportation for

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									                                  Transportation for

               PAMANTASAN 2008: Filipinos Leading in Persistence

    Hawai`i Community College in Collaboration with the University of Hawai`i at Hilo




                               Barbara A. Arthurs, Ed.D.
                              Hawai`i Community College
                                200 West Kawili Street
                                    Hilo, HI 96720
                                 arthurs@hawaii.edu
                                    (808) 974-7658
                                 (808) 974-7692 (fax)




SEED Grant Awarded         $2500.00      for air and ground transportation
Amount Expended            $0000.00

        The entire SEED grant was not expended for the following reasons: (1) West
Hawai`i high school students were eventually not included due to the distance and time
needed to travel to and from the conference in Hilo, the time of the conference, and the
fact that most of the students catch their regular school bus to and from their high
school making it impossible for the Pamantasan bus to pick them up and return them to
their high school and still participate in the full conference on Friday and (2) when we
thought we needed more funds which were not forthcoming, other sources to fund
transportation were tapped. The UH Hilo MAAPS program provided the air fare for two
KauCC students, and the HawCC GEAR UP program covered the cost of two buses for
the high school students and advisors/counselors, airfare for one LCC student, and
airfare and car rental for one presenter (Ben Mendoza – financial aid). The total for
these expenses was $1715.57, which included lodging for Mr. Mendoza. Please
indicate if the $2500 is to be returned to the SEED Office.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY:

The SEED grant was intended for ground and air transportation. However, other
sources (MAAPS and HawCC GEAR UP) were used.

       Two buses were provided to transport students from the following Hawai`i Island
high schools: Pahoa High School, Kea`au High School, Hilo High School, Laupahoe-
hoe High School, and Honoka`a High School. Participants from St. Joseph High
School provided their own transportation.

       The initial plan was to also bus students from Kohala High School, Konawaena
High School, Kealakehe High School, and Kau High School. Due to the distance and
time needed to travel to and from the conference, these students would not have been
able to spend much time at Friday‟s conference. However, they were also invited to
attend the conference. If they came by private cars and did not rely on the regular
school bus to get from and to their homes to get to their high schools, some would have
been able to attend. When HawCC hosts the Pamantasan conference again, the
possibility of hosting it on the West side of the island should be considered, although
locating a venue may be a challenge, since the HawCC facilities at the UH Educational
Center in West Hawaii currently are inadequate for a conference.

        HawCC GEAR UP paid for the air fare for one student from LCC and for the
Financial Aid presenter, Ben Mendoza, also from LCC. GEAR UP also covered the cost
of Mr. Mendoza‟s car rental and lodging. Although participants who went to the
Pamantasan website were invited and encouraged to call Christine Quintana for air
travel arrangements, only one student from LCC requested this service and was funded
by GEAR UP. The UH Hilo MAAPS program under Ginger Hamilton also provided
airfare for two KauCC students.


ASSESSMENT OF THE PROJECT:

        Addressing the Strategic Plan. Although SEED funds were not used, providing
transportation for Hawai`i Island high school students and college/university students
from across the University of Hawai`i system enabled the participants to attend the
Pamantasan 2008 Conference which focused on the persistence and completion of
Filipino students in higher education. The goal of the UH strategic plan is to support
diversity and underrepresented groups.

       Promoting Diversity. Although SEED funds were not used, the conference
addressed diversity by promoting enrollment, persistence, and completion of under-
represented Filipinos in higher education. This conference provided the opportunity for
high school and college/university students and staff at the secondary and post-
secondary levels to recognize barriers and develop possible strategies so that Filipinos
can truly lead in persistence. Data show that Filipinos make up the third largest ethnic
group in Hawai`i (and is expected to exceed the number of Japanese to become the
second largest ethnic group); yet enrollment, persistence and completion are one of the
lowest in the UH system.
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       Publicizing the Conference. The conference was publicized through the
Pamantasan website at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~paman08. Hawai`i Island high school
principals and counselors were sent letters from the HawCC Chancellor inviting
students (Filipino and non-Filipino interested in post secondary education for Filipino
students) and their advisors to attend the conference. Club advisors and key Filipino
faculty and staff on each of the UH system campuses were e-mailed and directed to the
Pamantasan website for information about the conference. Key Filipino community
members were also e-mailed and informed about the conference and some were asked
to donate kankanen for refreshments. The anticipated number of participants was 160
and there were 158 registered participants.

      High School Students                      64
      High School Chaperones                     9
      College/University Students               49
      College/University Faculty/Staff          34
      Community Members                          2 (more were invited to the dinner)
                                 Total         158

      Program and Other Handouts. See the appendices for persistence data, the
conference program, and conference evaluation results.

       Evaluation of the Conference. Evaluation table and participant comments are
included in the appendices.

       In summary, successful aspects include the following: speakers were informative
and engaging, breakout sessions were informative, college/university session regarding
barriers and strategies to overcome/minimize them was empowering, Filipino dinner
hosted by Chancellor Freitas and Filipino entertainment Saturday evening were enjoyed
by those in attendance, different organizations/ individuals contributed money and
goods, and collaboration between HawCC and UHH staff contributed to the success of
this conference.

        In summary, aspects for improvement include the following: need more hands-
on and interactive activities, need more opportunities for informal interaction/conver-
sation between high school and college/university students, holding the conference on
the Upper Campus to allow participants to also experience the HawCC Earth Day
Celebration created a challenge in finding available rooms for the Pamantasan
Conference, the largest available space which was the new gym was not air
conditioned, getting lunch from Sodexho at the same time that Earth Day participants
were getting their lunch ended up in long lines and took up most of the time allotted for
lunch (leaving little time to enjoy the Earth Day Celebration). [Since studies show that
engagement in co-curricular activities promotes retention, it was hoped that conference
participants would experience a major event resulting from the work of many co-
curricular organizations.]

       Suggested modifications for the future include the following: provide more
interactive learning opportunities, provide more informal talk-story between high school
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and college/university students, hold the conference on the Manono Campus on both
Friday and Saturday when large rooms, including the cafeteria, are available and air
conditioned, and consider hosting the conference in West Hawai`i although current
facilities are inadequate. [With the construction of a new UH Educational Center in
West Hawai`I, hopefully, by the time HawCC hosts the Pamantasan Conference again,
the new facility will have been completed.] Be sure to get written permission for the
publication of photos of participants. [Not obtaining this permission has prevented the
posting/distribution of the wonderful group picture taken.] Somehow include the high
school participants in the evening dinner/entertainment.

      Budget Report for the Conference:

             Revenue

             Registration Fees (no fees for high school participants) $1100.00
             SEED Grant                                                2500.00
             ASUH-HawCC                                                 799.16
             HawCC-Chancellor (RF-Rockne Freitas) (dinner)             1500.00
             HawCC-GEAR UP                                             2576.00
             UHH-Fee Board                                             1201.00
             UHH-Chancellor (RT-Rose Tseng)                            1000.00
             UHH-MAAPS                                                 1073.33

                                                      Total        $11,749.49

             Expenditures

             Food/Refreshments
               Food for setup/packet volunteers       $ 121.99      GU
               Day 1 Breakfast                          789.00      RT
               Day 1 Lunch                             1360.00      GU & RT
               Day 1 Dinner                            1500.00      RF
               Day 2 Breakfast/Lunch                    799.16      ASUH-HawCC

                                        Subtotal      $4570.15

             Transportation
                High School Buses                     $ 657.18      GU
                Air Fare (students)                     678.60      GU & MAAPS
                Financial Aid Presenter (LCC)
                    plane, car, lodging                 379.79      GU

                                        Subtotal     $1715.57

             Miscellaneous
                T-Shirts                              $1201.05      UHH-Fee Board
                Gift Baskets                            260.42      Reg Fees
                Supplies                                339.23      Reg Fees
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                Student Workers                         511.88    GU & MAAPS
                UHH Conference Fees                     170.00    MAAPS

                                        Subtotal     $2482.58

                                        Total        $8768.30

                                        Surplus      $2981.19

The surplus includes $2500 from SEED which was not spent and $481.19 which
remains in the Pamantasan account in the HawCC Conference Service (OCET) which
is the remainder of the registration fees and can only be used for another Pamantasan
conference.


Appendices

      Appendix A:   Pamantasan Website (go to http://www2.hawaii.edu/~paman08)
      Appendix B:   Persistence Data
      Appendix C:   Conference Program
      Appendix D:   College/University Students: Barriers & Strategies
      Appendix E:   Conference Evaluation & Participant Comments




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APPENDIX B: PERSISTENCE DATA

                        FILIPINOS LEADING IN PERSISTENCE

Are Filipinos represented adequately in higher education within the University of Hawai`i
system?

Census data show that Filipinos make up the third largest ethnic group in Hawai`i and
are expected to be the second largest ethnic group within the next ten years.

2000 Data
   Caucasians                            39.3%
   Japanese                              24.5%
   Filipinos                             22.8%
   Hawaiians                             19.8%
   Chinese                               14.1%

Are Filipinos enrolling in higher education?
UH System Enrollment for Fall 2006
  Caucasians                                                 21.6%
  Japanese                                                   15.2%
  Filipinos                                                  12.8%
  Hawaiians                                                  14.3%
  Chinese                                                     5.5%

Are Filipinos completing their program and receiving certificates/degrees?
      Fall 2006 Enrollment                             2006-2007 Degrees/Certificates
      Cau     Jpn      Fil          Hwn        Chn     Cau    Jpn    Fil      Hwn       Chn
UHM   26.6% 17.6% 07.8%             08.6%      07.8%   23.4% 20.5% 08.1% 07.8%          09.2%
UHH   36.6% 11.4% 05.1%             17.3%      02.1%   41.9% 12.5% 05.2% 14.4%          02.4%
UHWO 20.9% 14.9% 14.7%              19.9%      02.1%   22.6% 17.5% 12.4% 15.7%           ---%
HawCC 21.8% 09.6% 13.2%             29.6%      00.8%   20.6% 13.2% 14.8% 26.7%          00.3%
HonCC 10.8% 13.7% 20.7%             17.8%      05.8%   08.6% 19.4% 16.2% 15.2%          07.6%
KapCC 12.7% 20.7% 13.6%             11.6%      08.8%   14.4% 33.4% 11.2% 07.3%          07.3%
KauCC 24.0% 11.2% 21.9%             20.3%      00.6%   24.2% 12.6% 24.4% 11.1%          01.5%
LeeCC 10.9% 11.4% 25.7%             15.5%      01.8%   12.5% 12.6% 24.9% 14.6%          03.1%
MauCC 27.5% 08.4% 19.3%             23.4%      00.7%   28.6% 08.9% 27.3% 19.9%          00.9%
WinCC 22.1% 09.6% 05.2%             31.2%      01.7%   21.1% 12.2% 04.1% 33.3%          00.8%

How well-represented are Filipinos among the university system faculty?
UH System Faculty Fall 2005
  Caucasians                                                  57%
  Japanese                                                    17%
  Filipinos                                                   03%
  Hawaiians                                                   06%
  Chinese                                                     08%


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APPENDIX C: CONFERENCE PROGRAM




                                                                                  Sponsored by
                                                                          Hawai`i Community College
                                                                            in collaboration with the
                                                                          University of Hawai`i at Hilo




                                                              Hilo, Hawai‗i
                                                              April 18-19, 2008



 About Our Featured Speakers
                     Dr. Jan Javinar has been with the University of Hawai'i since 1982 and has been the
                     director of Co-Curricular Activities, Programs and Services (CAPS) at Manoa since 1995.
                     CAPS is the department charged by the University of Hawaii to work with students and
                     student organizations to help them to collaborate more effectively when working with
                     others. CAPS also works with students to improve their planning, implementation, and
                     evaluation of programs, services, and activities that promote a quality student life
                     experience for the campus.


Dr. Amy Agbayani is the director of UH Manoa‘s Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity
   (SEED) Program. Dr. Agbayani works in the context of gaining greater access to higher
  education to support the rights of diverse students. Her multitude of responsibilities at the
         University of Hawai`i at Manoa include affirmative action for women, minorities,
                                         immigrant rights, and Filipinos in higher education.
                                PAMANTASAN 2008
                          ―Filipinos Leading in Persistence‖
                                           FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008

    Time                                               Activity                                               Location

                                                                                                              UHH
10:00—10:30    Registration & Refreshments
                                                                                                              New Gym
                                           Day 1—UH Hilo Campus
               Welcome                                                                                        UHH
10:30—10:45    Kim Custodia and Nicole Pasalo, University of Hawaii at Hilo                                   New Gym

               Keynote: ―Involvement in the ‗Other‘ Education to Foster Persistence‖
                                                                                                              UHH
10:45—11:15    Dr. Jan Javinar, Director of Co-Curricular Activities, Programs and Services, University
               of Hawai`i at Manoa                                                                            New Gym

                                                                                                              UHH
11:15- 12:15   Lunch and Earth Day Celebration
                                                                                                              Cafeteria

               High School Student Panel Discussion                                                           UHH
12:15—1:00     What makes Filipinos attend college, persist, and complete educational goals?                  New Gym

               College Student Discussion
12:15—1:00                                                                                                    UCB 100
               What makes Filipinos attend college, persist, and complete educational goals?

1:15—1:45      BREAKOUT SESSIONS— Session 1

               High School Students
               · ―Financial Aid 101‖
               Learn tips on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other          K 123
               financial aid related materials. Hear information about grants, student loans, scholarships,
               and work study programs.
               Ben Mendoza, Financial Aid Specialist, Leeward Community College.

               · ―Success During Your First Year at College‖
               Listen to tips on how to be successful during your first year in college. Making
               connections and learning about the resources available on and off campus are key to              K 124
               persisting through your first year. Study strategies, organization and time management
               will also be addressed in this session.
               Kaleo Quintana, Counselor, Hawai`i Community College

               College Students
               · ―Right On! Knowing the right stuff and doing the right thing in college-get in, stay           K 129
                   in, and graduate!‖
               Ramona Kincaid, Acting Assistant Dean of Instruction/Director of UH Center/Pamantasan
               Club Advisor, Kauai Community College

               · ―Financial Aid and Scholarships‖                                                               K 125
               Kolby Santiago, Financial Aid Counselor, University of Hawai„i at Hilo



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                                             FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008
                                             Day 1—UH Hilo Campus
                                                   Continued

  Time                                                    Activity                                                Location
1:50—2:20     BREAKOUT SESSIONS— Session 2

              High School Students
              · ―Financial Aid 101‖
              Learn tips on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other                K 123
              financial aid related materials. Hear information about grants, student loans, scholarships, and
              work study programs.
              Ben Mendoza, Financial Aid Specialist, Leeward Community College.

              · ―Success During Your First Year at College‖
              Listen to tips on how to be successful during your first year in college. Making connections and       K 124
              learning about the resources available on and off campus are key to persisting through your first
              year. Study strategies, organization and time management will also be addressed in this
              session.
              Kaleo Quintana, Counselor, Hawai`i Community College

              College Students
              · ―Right On! Knowing the right stuff and doing the right thing in college-get in, stay in,             K 129
                  and graduate!‖
              Ramona Kincaid, Acting Assistant Dean of Instruction/Director of UH Center/Pamantasan
              Club Advisor, Kauai Community College

              · ―Financial Aid and Scholarships‖
              Kolby Santiago, Financial Aid Counselor, University of Hawai„i at Hilo                                 K 125

              Faculty, Staff, and Counselors
                                                                                                                  Library
1:15-2:15     ―Engagement, Retention & Success: Supporting Filipino Students in Higher Education‖
              Christine Quemuel, Womens‟ Center Director, University of Hawai„i at Manoa                          359

                                                                                                                  UHH New
2:30 – 3:00   Closing and Conference Evaluation
                                                                                                                  Gym

                                        SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2008
                                  Day 2—Hawaii Community College Campus
                                   College Students, Faculty and Staff Only
  Time                                                   Activity                                                 Location

                                                                                                                  HawCC
8:30—9:00     Registration & Refreshments
                                                                                                                  Cafeteria
              Welcome
              Keynote: ―Identifying Issues of Filipino Students in College and How Taking Action Can
                                                                                                     HawCC
9:00—9:15     Make a Difference‖
              Dr. Amy Agbayani, Director of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity, University of  Cafeteria
              Hawai„i at Manoa
              Whole Group Session
                                                                                                                  HawCC
9:15—10:00    ―So What Now?‖
              Dr. Barbara Arthurs, Dean of Students, Hawai`i Community College                                    Cafeteria
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                                 SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2008—Continued
                                 Day 2—Hawaii Community College Campus
                                  College Students, Faculty and Staff Only

   Time                                                 Activity                                                 Location

10:15—11:00 STUDENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

              · You've Got Mad Skillz!
              Leadership happens everywhere - in the classroom, community, extra-curricular activities, and Bldg. 388,
              even at home- so you KNOW you've got mad skillz. But how do you market these without          Rm. 102
              boasting or sounding self centered? Want to be competitive for scholarships, internships,
              graduate programs, and even employment opportunities? Come to our session and you'll learn
              ways to effectively market your skillz & include all of your involvements with confidence and
              humility.
              Myhraliza Aala, Associate Director, University of Hawai„i at Hilo Campus Center,
              eeman agrama-minert, Academic and Recruitment Counselor for the Minority Access and
              Achievement Program, University of Hawai„i at Hilo


              · Why I Do What I Do? - Cultural Perspective                                                       Bldg. 388,
              A discussion of the Filipino culture and how Filipinos manifest the culture in dance, language,    Rm. 103
              religious traditions and everyday actions and decisions.
              Margarita “Day Day” Hopkins, Economic Development Specialist III, County of Hawaii
              Research and Development


              · Tuloy Po Kayo – Helping to Shape a Filipina/o Studies Certificate Program                        Bldg.
              The purpose of this focus group will be to gather information from participants that will be       379A, Rm.
              used to support the development of a Filipino Studies Certificate Program at the University of     6A/B
              Hawai'i at Hilo. The feedback gained from this session will aid in representing the interests of
              students, faculty, and community members supportive of this program. This session will also
              provide individuals an opportunity to elaborate on responses they have provided from the
              Filipino Studies Certificate Program Survey found in the Pamantasan conference folders.
              Will Concepcion, Counselor, University of Hawai„i at Hilo Counseling Center




              FACULTY BREAKOUT SESSION
                                                                                                                 Bldg. 381,
10:15-11:00
              Engagement, Retention and Success: Supporting Filipino Students in Higher Education                Rm. 17
              Christine Quemuel, Womens‟ Center Director, University of Hawai„i at Manoa


                                                                                                                 HawCC
11:15-12:15   Lunch
                                                                                                                 Cafeteria

                                                                                                                 HawCC
 12:15-1:00   Closing
                                                                                                                 Cafeteria


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The 2008 Pamantasan Conference Planning Committee would like to extend a
special thanks to the following people and organizations who made this
endeavor possible:
· Dr. Amy Agbayani, Director of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity, University of Hawai‘i at
         Manoa
· ASUH-Hawai`i Community College
· Bayanihan Club
· Big Island Filipino Community Council
· Nick Chang, designer of the Pamantasan Conference 2008 logo
· Dr. Rockne Freitas, Chancellor of Hawai‘i Community College
· GEAR UP Hawai‘i
· Adrialina Guerero
· Hilo Visayan Club
· Dr. Jan Javinar, Director of Co-Curricular Activities, Programs, and Services, University of
         Hawai‘i at Manoa
· Lito and Milli Asuncion
· Mabuhay Club of Hilo
· Agnes Malate
· Minority Access and Achievement Program, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
· Office of Continuing Education and Training, Hawai‘i Community College
· Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity (SEED), University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
· Dr. Rose Tseng, Chancellor of University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
· UH Hilo Campus Center Fee Board, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
· Kallen Miyatake
· A special thank you to our presenters: Ben Mendoza, Kaleo Quintana, Ramona Kincaid, Kolby Santiago,
  Christine Quemuel, Margarita ―Dayday‖ Hopkins, and our students who graciously sat on panel
  discussions.

                                   Kankanen Donations
             Maria Andaya                                   Divina Eder
             Estrell Balbag                                 Lorraine Mendoza
             Myrna Baptista                                 Nerie Padamada
             Rose Bautista                                  Lita Padasdao
             Medeline Cabalar                               Edwin & Christina Ranan
             Grace Dela Cruz                                Jackie Sales-Iyo
             Romel and Jodean Dela Cruz                      Erlinda Villena
             Merle DeLong

                        2008 Pamantasan Planning Committee
  Myhraliza Aala                Cecily Ballio           Merle DeLong           Christine Quemuel
  eeman agrama-minert           Doris Chang             Roy Geronimo           Christine Quintana
  Maria Andaya                  Will Concepcion         Ginger Hamilton        Ruth Transfiguration
  Kainoa Ariola                 Kim Custodia            Marsha Okajima
  Barbara Arthurs               Kurt de la Cruz         Nicole Pasalo
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        Sponsored by
Hawai`i Community College
  in collaboration with the
University of Hawai`i at Hilo




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APPENDIX D: COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: BARRIERS & STRATEGIES

   College & University Students Identified Post Secondary Education Barriers & Strategies to Overcome Them
                                                (Saturday Session)
Challenges/Barriers which keep Filipinos       Strategies to overcome/minimize these barriers
from going to college
Lack of finances, economically disadvantaged   Obtain financial aid (FAFSA), scholarships (Filipino Chamber of
                                               Commerce, Hawai`i Community Foundation, SEED), grants, student
                                               loans, bank loans; work off campus or on campus (college work study);
                                               attend financial aid workshops; go to online scholarship information
Language                                       Take ESL classes, practice & apply daily
Family issues                                  Seek Family counseling
Lack of support from family/friends            Surround yourself with positive & encouraging people, the right people
                    st
Lack of support – 1 generation in college      Participate in Sariling Gawa, Upward Bound, GEAR UP, Bayanihan &
                                               other Filipino Campus Club, PALS; seek counseling
Lack of motivation                             Look towards the future, seek career counseling
Lack of information                            Ask teachers, counselors, Learning Center tutors
Lack of role models                            Link with positive Filipino faculty, counselors, community leaders;
                                               participate in mentoring programs
Low self-esteem, afraid, ashamed               Seek personal counseling; realize your own strengths

Who or what service on your campus can help overcome/minimize the barrier?
Lack of finances                                High school counselor, College Financial Aid staff, Scholarship
                                                coordinator
Weak English skills                             ESL classes
Family issues                                   Counselor
Lack of support                                 Positive & encouraging people – friends, teachers, counselors,
                                                coaches, student clubs
Lack of college information (especially for 1st Pre-college programs (Sariling Gawa, Upward Bound, GEAR UP),
generation in college)                          college advisors & counselors, club advisors, Admissions Office,
                                                professors
Lack of role models                             Filipino professionals on campus
Low self-esteem, afraid, ashamed                Counselors, Filipino student clubs – culture & leadership

Who or what service in your community/state can help overcome/minimize the barrier?
Lack of Finances                            Work with Filipino community organizations to offer more scholarships;
                                            banks
Lack of support                             Vote for legislators who support funds and programs for Filipinos in post
                                            secondary education; seek support from church ministers
APPENDIX E: CONFERENCE EVALUATION

Responses from High School Students

5=excellent    1=poor         NA=not applicable         NR=no response

Friday, April 18                                   5     4     3     2     1    NA      NR
Jan Javinar: „Involvement in the “Other”          24     21     9    2     0     0       1
Education‟
Lunch                                             29     20    5     2     0     0      1
Student Panel Discussion                          21     14   14     3     0     3      2
Workshop 1: Kaleo Quintana “First Year            22     14   14     1     2     1      3
Success”
Workshop 2: Ben Mendoza “Financial Aid”           23     14   10     2     1     2      5
Closing                                           35      4    9     1     0     0      8

Miscellaneous                                      5     4     3     2     1    NA      NR
Conference Materials                              15      9     5    0     0     0      28
Morning Refreshments                              15      8     2    2     0     1      29
Conference Environment                            10      5   10     1     0     2      29
Website                                             7     4     6    0     0    11      29
Overall Conference Experience                     13     11     4    0     0     0      29

High School Question 1: What were the highlight(s) of the Pamantasan Conference?
*I think it was the contest of the FAFSA
*I saw lots of things and heard things that I never heard of before.
*Knowing that our culture is in persistence!
*Finish what you start.
*Convincing me to enjoy college and to choose who I should spend college with. "You
are allowed to make mistakes, without mistakes, you won't learn in the future."
*Mr. Jan Javinar was a very good speaker. Everything he said really helped me
understand what I should know in the future.
*Mr. Jan Javinar was really a great speaker. He was well presented. His presentation
was really entertaining especially were we had the opportunity to meet new people by
sharing our experiences that made us feel like we mattered. He gave really good
points and advice about college.
*Hearing words of wisdom from people from my own culture. “Nothing can throw your
education away."
*The highlights of this conference was the college students were speaking. Ms. Ganier
was a very good speaker.
*The highlight was when Ben did his game! It was Fun!
*Cherry.
*Panel discussion/college tips.
*I saw that Filipinos can be very successful, and so can I.
*Cherry. Was also good for Da student to learn all this.
*The highlights of the conference was meeting the college students because they
shared their experiences with us openly. Things I saw that would stick with me is
FAFSA.
*Ms. Ganier's speech was great and totally sincere sounding.
*N/A
*I enjoyed the last game. It was cool to see all the schools competing against each
other.
*I won't forget the high school panel discussions.
*Workshop #2 with the American Idol guy was alright.
*Guest speakers. Influenced.
*Earth Day. Guest speakers. Food.
*The college students who came to share their experiences with us was pretty
interesting. I learned many things that will help me in college.
*The highlights is about the importance of being in college and ways to get financial
aid. I learned that we are the key for our family to fulfill their goals.
*Dr. Jan Javinars lecture.
*The highlights were meeting new people and eating lunch.
*Knowing that more and more Flips are attending college.
*Highlights of the conference was the questions at the end. That is what made it fun.
I learned that its ok for you to make mistakes. Stick with it don't give up.
*The highlights of the conference is listening the advice and experience from others.
The advice will def. stick w/ me because it's what I've been told.
*The highlights of this conference were the various speakers. Reflecting on all the
activities done, the tips on success in college really stuck w/ me.
*The lunch. When Uncle Mendoza talked.
*Was when they started to do individual speaking. When they gave me examples of
their presentation.
*All of the advice really helped.
*When St. Joe won the game. I learned about scholarships that will help me with
college.
*Playing games and learning about college.
*A girl took 10 years to finish college.
*I like the whole thing because its about Filipino's.
*Student discussions about college.
*Information about financial aid.
*The laughs, advice about college & prep, meeting new people.
*I can always get help to go to college so there should be no reason why I can't go.
*That no one can steal your knowledge and education.
*The comments/discussion w/ 1st session "Right On" actually worked well w/ the high
school/college mix - what a difference a year or two makes.
*Good.
*The lunch was good. Now I know more about FAFSA.
*That the lunch was good and we got to check out the campus.
*Lunch.
*Student discussion about college.
*The highlight was when Ben talked he really made me laugh and teached me a lot. It
also helped us to just have fun.
*I believe that the highlights was the student discussion. It helped me listen and
learn what college students go through. What to do…and what you need.
*Student discussion about going to college.
*Everything.
*I heard about how to go to college.
*Inspiring speakers.



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*Great speakers.

High School Question 2: What did you learn at the Pamantasan Conference?
*That college is good and study hard.
*I learned more things about college.
*Filipinos can get help for higher education.
*College is important.
*"Keep trying your best to satisfy you and your family. Achieve your goal of who you
want to be and where you want to end up. It won't hurt unless you try."
*"It never hurts to try and learn new things that really interest you." "Never be afraid
to just try and fail, it's a learning experience." "Fill out the FAFSA!"
*That we're always learning and don't be afraid to pursue your dreams and to always
take responsibility for own learning. No one can steal your education.
*Different perspectives from different people about college, whether it may be about
experiences, advices, etc.
*I learned that the harder you work.
*What you read for college and tips for college.
*Awesome.
*Unity and persistence.
*I learned that I can accomplish a lot.
*Awesome. It inspires me to go into college.
*About FAFSA and what it's like freshmen year of college.
*College is totally possible!! Finish what you started.
*Financial aid info.
*Other experiences in college, that they're choke Filipinos in Hawaii, and that we need
to step it up.
*I learned that going to college can make a difference in my life.
*Our statistics in college.
*Everything about college. How life was and will be in college.
*A lot about college life and what Filipinos face in general.
*At the Pamantasan Conference I learned many things about college.
*I learned that there's a lot of ways to be in college and that a college is something
*that you can treasure/take wherever you go.
*I learned to stick to deadlines.
*About the FAFSA thing. How college life is like.
*I learned about financial aid.
*That there are a lot of opportunities out there. Apply for everything, don't be
shame.
*At the Pamantasan conference I learned that it's okay to attend college even if
you're unsure what you want to major in and you can still explore. I also learned that
financial aid can pay for anything school related.
*I learned that Filipinos do have the opportunity to achieve success.
*A lot esp. freshmen year can make you or break you.
*I learned more about what college is like about what is there to offer.
*I learned that you need to manage your time, money, and friends.
*I learned about the different things that financial aid covers in school.
*About financial aid.
*That the financial aid and college.
*A lot of stuff about college.
*I learned how life in college would be and about FAFSA.



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*Anyone can apply for college.
*That us Filipinos must prove that we can reach our dreams.
*A lot of things.
*I learned everything in preparation for the college campus life.
*Cool.
*The earliest to apply for FAFSA.
*That the FAFSA the earliest you can turn it in was Jan 1 SR year.
*How to fill out FAFSA.
*A lot about financial aid.
*That you can do anything you put yourself to do with hard work and determination.
*I learned that education is valuable.
*Education is valuable.
*That everyone has a future.
*I learned that Filipino's are caring and loyal.
*A lot.

High School Question 3: What would be your recommendations or suggestions to the
Pamantasan planning committee?
*It was good make it funner.
*It would be to go to college and get a good job.
*N/A
*More entertainment.
*More hands on. Experience/activities.
*Try to break the ice with the people attending the conference. Some may be too shy
to interact with others. So start off with a small game, etc.
*More hands-on experience/activities. More guest speakers.
*Should add entertainment.
*The conference to be in a cooler room.
*Continue doing the great job and presentations you did today.
*Cool.
*Unairconditioned room.
*To have more activities.
*Cool. Not bad but was good.
*More Filipino food.
*Chose an air-conditioned facility. Closer to cafeteria.
*Getting other Filipinos out of state.
*Open more windows, it got really hot after a while. Also that they're would be more
Filipino food.
*More activities.
*Blank
*Better place to have it.
*Better place to be held at. More students involved.
*Have more group activities so we can meet new people.
*The conference was awesome and they should do this more often.
*None.
*More fun and music not only talking.
*Blank
*There should be more ice breakers. Get the students involved.
*Doing a good job and well put together.




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 *I would recommend one and one time between each school w/ each presenter for
 interviews and questions.
 *To make sure its not so not.
 *By making the place were people sit cooler, because it was pretty hot.
 *N/A
 *Maybe have it where there are fans or an air condition.
 *Keep it the same.
 *I like the conference. Very educational.
 *Have more games and other stuff.
 *It was all in all great.
 *Nothing.
 *Make sure you get the names right on tags.
 *More break times and funny speakers and more group activities.
 *Nothing, it went great!
 *Perhaps hold conference on a quieter day. More focus, less distraction. Although it
 was fun for all.
 *Good.
 *It was all good!
 *Nothing.
 *More students.
 *It was all good.
 *To have more time to meet new people and activities where we can interact with
 them.
 *More hands on and more activities.
 *More activities.
 *Nothing.
 *Is good meeting for students that planning to go college.
 *Have none…umm. Better environment (location)
 *Nothing really.

High School Question 4: What would you like to see at the next Pamantasan Conference?
 *Speakers that are more lively.
 *Filipino entertainment.
 *More hands on activities
 *More fun.
 *Familiar faces. Inspiring stories. More hands-on. More activities.
 *A lot more fun and down to earth, local people, that knows and has been in the same
 position as people attending the conference (there was fun and down to earth
 speakers, find more.)
 *Entertainment: cultural dances, music.
 *Cultural performances (Filipino) entertainment.
 *More great speaker.
 *More people. Ben sing.
 *Great.
 *More students.
 *Less talking. Longer lunch.
 *Great, pretty cool maybe yeah.
 *More Filipino food and active games.
 *Filipino food.
 *More socializing interactive activities.



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*Adobo, Sinigang, Longanisa. You know, the "masarap" stuff!
*I want to see more activities.
*Blank
*More students.
*Famous Filipinos. Filipinos in general (comedians, teacher, etc.)
*More schools.
*A lot more.
*None.
*More funness and Filipino background-ness.
*Blank
*More games and interaction with people.
*Anything beneficial and fun, just like this conference.
*Blank
*Jasmine Trias.
*A visual and hands-on explanation.
*N/A
*Less lecture and more like hands on things.
*More games.
*I would like to see Filipino game (cock fights).
*A/C room, basketball game.
*More activities that would help us.
*More experienced college graduates.
*More people, food.
*More group activities.
*More and more activities and interaction w/ other students & faculty.
*Blank
*Good.
*More people and schools.
*More games and more activities.
*More students.
*More college life talk. Fun and a good experience.
*More fun speakers.
*More activities.
*More activities.
*More activities.
*I want some dancing or singing.
*More Filipinos!
*A performance (Filipino).

High School Question 5: Overall Comments
*It was fun but very hot.
*Good job on making this happen.
*Flips Rock!
*Very good.
*Blank
*The conference was very interesting and it gave me a real look what I should ready
do more in the future.
*This conference has been really interesting. I learned a lot with the discussions that
went on. I'm looking forward to next years conference.



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*Fun!
*Next time the conference should be in a AC room.
*Good job. Thank you!
*Super cool.
*Excellent conference and excellent camaraderie.
*Kinda boring! Too long!
*Super cool.
*:)
*It was really hot!
*Okay. Could be better way better!
*Lunch was good. Enjoyed it!
*Blank
*Blank
*N/A
*This was a great experience and I enjoyed it!
*I love the shirt.
*Well done! Loved every second of it!
*I didn't like the contest thing, cuz the announcers weren’t looking at our school.
*Flips are awesome.
*Loved it!
*Blank
*Everything was good!
*It was good.
*Blank
*Blank
*Thank you.
*Was fun.
*Blank
*Awesome.
*I liked it and I learned a lot.
*It was a good conference.
*It was really enjoying.
*It was okay.
*It was fun and mabuahay!
*Great. Thank you!
*Thanks.
*The conference was good.
*No Comment.
*Blank
*Blank
*I really enjoyed the last workshop it made us more alive and gave us energy.
*Blank
*Today was overall awesome!
*Very cool and thanks for inviting the students we learned a lot of things.
*None.
*Very fun!




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Responses from High School Advisors/Counselors

5=excellent     1=poor          NA=not applicable         NR=no response

Friday, April 18                                      5     4     3     2      1    NA    NR
Jan Javinar: „Involvement in the “Other”              4     0     0     0      0     0     0
Education‟
Lunch                                                 3     1     0     0      0     0    0
Student Panel Discussion                              3     1     0     0      0     0    0
Workshop 1: Kaleo Quintana “First Year                3     0     0     0      0     0    1
Success”
Workshop 2: Ben Mendoza “Financial Aid”               2     0     0     0      0     0    2
Faculty/Staff Breakout Session                        1     1     0     0      0     0    2
Closing                                               1     1     0     0      0     0    2

Miscellaneous                                         5     4     3     2      1    NA    NR
Conference Materials                                  2     0     0     0      0     0     2
Morning Refreshments                                  2     0     0     0      0     0     2
Conference Environment                                1     0     1     0      0     0     2
Website                                               1     0     0     0      0     0     3
Overall Conference Experience                         2     0     0     0      0     0     2

High School Question 1: What were the highlight(s) of the Pamantasan Conference?
 Ben was dynamic! Great food
 The peer panel was great: good role models
 Student panel was excellent! Great speakers!
 Seeing how Pamantasan has grown to encompass the college system and high school.

High School Question 2: What did you learn at the Pamantasan Conference?
 *Very inspirational
 *College is not just “thinking” learning – it’s “whole body”
 *Blank
 *Blank
 *That I believe my 16 students were inspired to go on to post-secondary ed. By other
 positive Filipino youth. I enjoyed networking w/ other educators.

High School Question 3: What would be your recommendations or suggestions to the
Pamantasan planning committee?
 *More celebration of the culture, great that little snacks were home baked…nice touch
 *Classrooms are better facilities than the gym
 *More interactive activities
 *As much as it was wonderful to have the event in conjunction to another UHH event,
 logistically & time wise it was difficult.

High School Question 4: What would you like to see at the next Pamantasan Conference?
 *High school students need interaction: more ice breakers to allow socialization and
 movement. They can’t sit for long periods of time.
 *More interaction for kids (with college students) to gain college perspective in less


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intimidating structure.
*Blank

High School Question 5: Overall Comments
*Great job on this event. These things are hard to pull off & you did a great job!
*This conference is very valuable for foundation in culture & education. Great role
models
*Thank you. It was lots of fun.
*Thank you for being a driving force in out Filipino community for our Filipino
students.
*Mahalo for the transportation, food, materials, planning, etc. gifts. Sorry we got lost
briefly in the confusion of Earth Day and the use of rooms, but found a meaningful
session.



Responses from College/University Students

5=excellent     1=poor         NA=not applicable         NR=no response

Friday, April 18                                     5      4     3     2     1    NA      NR
Jan Javinar: „Involvement in the “Other”            12      7     1     0     0     5       1
Education‟
Lunch                                                7      8     5     1     1     3      1
Student Panel Discussion                             5      8     4     0     0     7      2
Workshop 1: KauCC “Right On!”                        5      6     3     0     0     9      3
Workshop 2: Kolby Santiago “Financial Aid &          7      7     1     0     0    10      1
Scholarships”
Closing                                              4      6     6     0     0     5      5

Saturday, April 19                                   5      4     3     2     1    NA      NR
Amy Agbayani: “Taking Action & Making a             14      9     3     0     0     0       0
Difference
Group Session: “Barriers & Strategies”              11    11      3     0     0     1      0
Workshop                                             9     9      3     1     0     0      4
Lunch                                                5     9      7     0     0     0      5
Closing                                              6     8      4     0     0     0      8

Miscellaneous                                        5     4      3     2     1    NA      NR
Conference Materials                                12    10      3     0     0     0       1
Morning Refreshments                                12    11      1     1     0     0       1
Conference Environment                              13     7      5     0     0     0       1
Website                                              9     4      5     1     0     6       1
Overall Conference Experience                       13     7      4     0     0     1       1

College Question 1: What were the highlights of the Pamantasan Conference?
*Students voices throughout conference.




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*Education does not take place in the classroom alone, persistence is tied to
connections or relationships to others.
*I liked the whole group session because my groupmates were very helpful &
informative.
*The young generation of Filipinos and dedication to their education and culture.
*Blank
*Fellowship and sharing of knowledge and resources.
*Best Pamantasan ever. Loved networking w/ others.
*Keynote speakers, breakout sessions.
*Breakout session of why we do what we do. We as Filipinos should step up and be
known.
*Every UH campus had a good sense of being one as the UH system. Everyone
helped out everybody out.
*High school and college reunion all in one w/out the DUIs!
*Dinner program.
*Blank
*We need to work together to encourage persistence in education.
*Filipinos in higher education. Fellowship and networking with different organizations,
clubs, campuses, faculty, staff, students. Workshop sessions.
*How prideful (not in a bad way) Filipino/a's are. It's great to see that we aren't
being subordinates but taking a stand aloud. Great to see people really are proud to
be Filipino.
*How I should be proud to be a Filipino and more about my culture history. I didn't
know much about the Filipino community and I'm glad I got educated.
*The performances (Dinner). The discussions. Staffs. Students.
*Meeting students/staff. Entertainment (Dinner). Earth Day.
*Blank
*Low representation on UH system faculty. Stereotype about Filipino's.
*Blank
*Blank
*The Friday night dinner @ HCC was great. The performances got the crowd involved
and that’s important.
*None.
*The group session and the breakout session will always stick with me.

College Question 2: What did you learn at the Pamantasan Conference?
*Parents are influential in students decision to attend college and choice of major.
Filipinos have sense of family obligation.
*I learned that although there are many Filipinos not in school there are still a lot of
us that are in the same situation (like fulfilling what our parents want for/from us.)
*Opportunities for higher education.
*How to encourage high school, college students to go to college to pursue their
goals.
*Validity to issue/barriers I or other colleagues have shared.
*We thought that the community involvement was a great addition.
*Filipinos are smart, passionate and committed to education.
*A lot about who I am as a Filipino, what kind of challenges faces me as a Filipino, and
what I can do to overcome them.
*Filipino culture is oppressed and it is our time to represent ourselves.




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*The issues that Filipinos college student face these days. Solutions students care
about the issues of Filipinos in college
*Learned that time waits for on one, you just gotta adapt to changes quickly and
efficiently.
*Blank
*Learning styles preference.
*Blank
*Better understanding of stereotypes and how different historical/culture context
affect ourselves today.
*Filipinos in higher education. Cultural identity and issues.
*Too much.
*How we should persist to strive for success to represent all Filipinos. Although we
are minorities, we can still make a major impact in our society today. So I need to
contribute to this by taking action today.
*The quote "Surround yourself w/ people who expect more of you than you do." Be
more persistent.
*That there is no end to education, Filipinos are reach to much height.
*I learned that there are still a lot of Filipino's that are taken for granted.
*Learning more about myself as an individual Filipino in the community or what I can
do to help out in the future.
*Motivation in college.
*Pamantasan only reassured me everything I learned and believe is important to
succeed.
*I pretty much knew what was talked about.
*I learned that no matter how many barriers stand in your ways, there is always a
way around it.

College Question 3: What would be your recommendations or suggestions to the
Pamantasn planning committee?
*Excellent job!
*Conflicted w/ Earth Day. Wasn't able to find rooms on-time, too short (1/2 hr
sessions) to get into discussion.
*To stay on schedule.
*Blank
*Blank
*Blank
*Blank
*More social time. More mixers.
*Consider more time during lunch to mingle with other groups.
*Longer conference.
*Open floor discussions instead of break out sessions!!!
*Keep this an annual thingy! Should open it to all ethnicities.
*More issues relevant to Filipino community.
*Blank
*More involvement between college and HS students.
*Have breakout session rooms and main rooms close to each other.
*IDK
*More people.
*Blank
*To have more time to network with other campuses.



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 *Blank
 *More hands-on interaction.
 *Blank
 *Games.
 *The activities seem redundant, almost common knowledge for us in college. It's
 material you would give to a high school student.
 *None.
 *More hands on activities and less speaking.

College Question 4: What would you like to see at the next Pamantasan Conference?
 *More networking.
 *Blank
 *Blank
 *Larger turn out.
 *Blank
 *Info on research on Filipino.
 *Professional Filipino entertainers or entertainment.
 *More breakout session. Dance demonstrations. Cultural/crafts
 demonstrations/participation.
 *Blank
 *More funds available for student to come. More college student based discussions
 about current issues.
 *Back here at community and university environment. During….spring fest?!
 *Guest speaker from national and international campuses w/ majority Filipino
 population.
 *Blank
 *Blank
 *Specific and deeper issues regarding Filipino Americans living in Hawaii and US.
 *IDK
 *I really enjoyed attending this conference because I learned a lot about my
 background and all the issues about it. It inspired me to join one of the groups at my
 University.
 *Blank
 *Socials/get together.
 *Blank
 *Better way of encouraging Filipino to improve themselves.
 *Blank
 *Games & Sport.
 *Better workshops that college students can relate to.
 *Discussions are good, but it seemed like we did too much of it. I think there should
 be more visual, hands-on stuff.
 *More hands on activities, group work.

College Question 5: Overall Comments
 *Blank
 *Good planning, great food, thanks.
 *Blank
 *HawCC and Hilo were great host and dinner was excellent.
 *Awesome job! Kudos to Barbara, Christine and the rest of the planning committee.




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*Very good! Even though this was my first time attending a Pamantasan conference I
enjoyed it very much. I hope to continue attending even after I graduate.
*Blank
*Good experience. With more students I think it'll be a better conference.
*Great leadership. Awesome speakers and love the entertainment.
*Very informative.
*Blank
*Blank
*Excellent conference, good job Pamantasan 2008 planning committee.
*Awesome! I hope I can come again.
*Blank
*Good job HCC. Well done.
*Blank
*Good fun and informative!
*Blank
*Blank
*A great opportunity to attend a conference w/ such passion and drive behind it.
*None.
*This conference is pretty good. It addresses the problem of Filipinos not only in
Hawaii but all over the world.



Responses from College/University Faculty/Staff

5=excellent   1=poor         NA=not applicable        NR=no response

Friday, April 18                                  5     4    3     2    1    NA      NR
Jan Javinar: „Involvement in the “Other”          7     0    0     0    0     2       1
Education‟
Lunch                                             3     2    3     0    0     0      2
Student Panel Discussion                          4     1    0     0    0     2      3
Workshop 1: KauCC “Right On!”                     4     0    0     0    0     3      3
Workshop 2: Kolby Santiago “Financial Aid &       2     1    0     0    0     4      3
Scholarships”
Faculty Breakout Session                          6     3    0     0    0     0      1
Closing                                           6     3    0     0    0     0      1

Saturday, April 19                                5     4    3     2    1    NA      NR
Amy Agbayani: “Taking Action & Making a           8     2    0     0    0     0       0
Difference
Group Session: “Barriers & Strategies”            7     2    0     0    0     0      1
Workshop                                          4     2    0     0    0     1      3
Lunch                                             4     4    0     0    0     0      2
Closing                                           6     2    0     0    0     0      2

Miscellaneous                                     5     4    3     2    1    NA      NR
Conference Materials                              5     4    1     0    0     0       0


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Morning Refreshments                                    9     1     0      0     0     0    0
Conference Environment                                  7     3     0      0     0     0    0
Website                                                 4     5     1      0     0     0    0
Overall Conference Experience                           6     4     0      0     0     0    0


College/University Question 1: What were the highlight(s) of the Pamantasan Conference?
 *Fri dinner was ono!!
 *Keynote speakers Jan Javinar and Amy Agbayani were the highlight of this
 conference.
 *Listening to the students share their thoughts, ideas, experiences, challenges, etc.
 Friday reception was fun!
 *Faculty discussion. Validity to issues/barriers I or other colleagues have shared
 *Connecting w/ other faculty/staff from the other campuses
 *Jan Javinar’s “surround yourself with people who expect so much from you”; Amy’s
 “political is personal”
 *Students were engaged
 *Blank
 *The participation of HS was great. Let’s continue with that. Also nice to see political
 and community leader.
 *How much students go to school to make parents proud of them.

College/University Question 2: What did you learn at the Pamantasan Conference?
 *Successes and struggles of Filipino students on our campuses
 *”Persistence” plays a big role in having things move forward.
 *Blank
 *Blank
 *How proud I am of our Filipino youth!
 *Blank
 *Got lots to do in our Pilipino community w/in higher education
 *New people; new network
 *Blank
 *Percentages of Filipino students who get degrees so low as compared to enrollment

College/University Question 3: What would be your recommendations or suggestions to
the Pamantasan planning committee?
 *Keep up great work
 *First day breakout sessions should be closer (in distance), especially for those
 providing presentations and has a lot of materials for the participants.
 *Need to really find funding for faculty, staff, and students to attend (especially for
 those attending from the other islands).
 *For faculty discussion, we need to develop a plan to deal with issues raised
 *None…
 *A “mentor list” of all UH system Filipino faculty & staff for students to refer to for
 support
 *More hands on stuff
 *Friday breakouts & lunch were difficult
 *Have a panel for all Fil-Am clubs on a particular topic, followed by Q & A
 *Earth Day was good but we had a conflict with rooms.




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College/University Question 4: What would you like to see at the next Pamantasan
Conference?
 *No comment.
 *Ethnic identity. Have a session for parents (how can they support their children to
 pursue higher ed and succeed in college.
 *Continuing discussion…continuity from this year to next year…
 *All campuses should be represented by faculty, staff, & students
 *More administrators who are non-Filipinos, who have negative thoughts about
 *Report on activities since 2008; top administrators listen to issues
 *More students. More students…
 *Blank
 *Session for best practices. Session for or round table discussion to assist in
 navigating tenure promotion process.
 *More students
 *For faculty discussion, we need to develop a plan to deal with issues raised.


College/University Question 5: Overall Comments
 *Great conference; great way in connecting with the Filipino community.
 *Blank
 *Great conference – organized, effective breakout sessions, awesome food
 *Awesome! Great conference planning! Great job to the conference organizers!
 Beautiful conference experience!
 *EXCELLENT! Congratulations
 *Blank
 *Maraming salamat po.
 *Blank
 *Great conference. We appreciate the hospitality. Good food during the dinner
 reception.
 *Thanks for the great effort! Very enjoyable, bonding.




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