|1. Launch the next series of Communities of Praxis including a multidisciplinary CoP,
STEM CoP, and a proposed Equity Curriculum CoP.
- Dr. Ashley Faris, Sarah Sullivan, Javier Huerta, Joanne Cabanilla, Bob Schaffer, Ken
Songco, Dean Tolbert, Vice President Murillo
|The 2nd cohort of the CoP was offered in Fall 2021 and the 3rd cohort of the CoP was
offered in Spring 2022. A proposal to expand the CoP to departments campuswide was
supported by the Academic Senate in May 2022 and planning will commence in Summer
2022 to develop the curriculum for the 4th and 5th cohorts of the CoP to be offered
during the 2022-23 AY.
|2. Build-out of Data Dashboards with disaggregated and equity-focused data along with
development of training sessions on meaningful use of data to drive equity-minded
decisions; instruction and student services dashboards.
- Dr. Eric Felix (Racial Equity Project), Brian Goo, Ken Songco, and Equity Pedoagogy
Workgroup Faculty - Dr. Ashley Faris, Nita Esparza, Sarah Sullivan, Michelle Kim,
Joanne Cabanilla, Monica Sain, Javier Huerta, Hai Nguyen, Tara Hardinge
|Dr. Eric Felix hosted a three part Data Dialog workshop series in Fall 2022 where
we received feedback from Equity Pedagogy Work Group faculty on the design of data
dashboard to be used by faculty. Ken Songco will be meeting with Dr. Felix in June
to assess this workshop and hear recommendations on next steps to scale out the use
of data dashboards. Enrollment Dashboards have been created by Thanh Do from the Student
Services Division to monitor enrollment term by term.
|3. Launch Anti-Racism 101 dialogs with Start Dialog (c/o Tarah Fleming and Dr. Siri
- Office of Student Equity and Success, Tarah Fleming, Dr. Siri Brown.
|The Anti-Racism 101 Dialogs were launched in Spring 2022 in collboration with Start
Dialog. A total of four dialogs were offered that focused on a) Equity Literacy and
Allied Behavior; b) Race, Meaning & Social Construct: Getting to Know "the other";
c) Decolonizing the Community College Classroom: The Faculty's Role in Addressing
Inequity; d) Examining the Harmful Effects of White Dominant Culture
|4. Launch the Classified Professional Equity Certification Program.
- Classified Senate, Vice President Murillo, President Peck, Ken Songco
|A formal proposal for the certification program has been presented to Executive Cabinet
in early Spring 2022. A decision has yet to be made to move this program forward and
discussions are happening with District HR to determine if growth incentive award
points could be offered to those who partipate. The Creating Spaces Team will be
meeting Summer of 2022 to further go over final details.
|5. Continue our involvement with the USC CCC Equity Leadership Alliance and participate
in eConvenings and other events.
- Ken Songco and USC eConvening teams (TBD)
|Mission College has made the decision to continue its involvement with the USC Equity
Alliance during the 2022-23 AY. The Equity Office is working with Executive Cabinet
to develop strategies to call in more faculty, staff, and administrators to attend
|6. Development of new equity and anti-racism training program with recognition of
completion, or ‘badging,’ for all employees utilizing resources in the VRC and Equity
|Mission College is part of the CA Community College Equity Leadership Alliance and
has sent teams of faculty, classified professionals, and administrators to eConvenings
on topics such as:
Teams are expected to meet with a member of Executive Cabinet to come up with projects
to operationalize what they’ve learned to support Mission College’s ongoing equity/anti-racism
- Understanding and Addressing Implicit Bias;
- Understanding and Confronting Anti-Black Racism;
- Meaningfully Integrating Race Across the Curriculum;
- Recruiting and Hiring Faculty of Color; and Confronting Explicit Acts of Racism and
Racial Violence on Campus.