Academy for International-Intercultural
Expanding Higher Education Opportunities for America's
Minority and New-Immigrant Communities
Strengthening Minority-Serving Institutions in the
In addtion to a world in constant flux, the new millenium is witnessing the accelerated transformation of America into one of the most multicultural societies in the history of mankind. Indeed, rapid changes continue to take place in America's ethnic and racial composition with African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and other ethnic/racial minorities--including new immigrants--collectively becoming the fastest-growing segment of the nation's human capital wealth and having a pivotal role to play in helping America to forge a truly prosperous social, economic, and political future.
There is an urgent need in the United States to prepare the higher education leaders and faculty
members--and to establish the new educational policies and programs--that will enhance significantly the overall educational achievements of the nation's minority and new-immigrant communities and
ultimately forge a completely new minority and new-immigrant experience in U.S. higher education. These U.S. communities are ideally positioned to help all Americans to recreate their society
and their relationships with the rest of the world by bringing about a greater understanding of--and appreciate for--different cultures, both at home and abroad. Indeed, so much of America's
success depends on events taking place elsewhere--or in the isolated realities of the nation's diverse intercultural communities--that it is now impossible to attend to the domestic needs of
the U.S. without an understanding of their intercultural and international context.
Thus, from its creation ICHEP has been dedicated to expanding the intercultural and international
dimenions of higher education institutions in the U.S. and other countries. For the United States alone, ICHEP is dedicated to:
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