Implement Actions of Equity Plan
Call to Action:
- Focus the campus to implement specific actions called for in the Equity Plan
- Provide sufficient resources and staffing to coordinate and support our anti-racism and equity work
- Audit training and requirements for recruitment, hiring, and evaluation for equity in the process, for increasing representation, and for identifying social-justice minded candidates.
Call to Action
Commit to Structural Changes
|1. Carry out the True Community Initiative which combine the efforts of Guided Pathways, SEAP, Caring Campus, and Mental Health and Wellness.
In the fall of 2021, the “True Community” team, consisting of four initiative groups,
Guided Pathways, the SEA Council, Caring Campus, and Mental Health and Wellness, presented
at all college weeks to nearly 170 members of the Mission College community. The team’s
goal was to “widen the table” and gather new volunteers to do institutional change
work on ten separate projects, projects which were chosen based on the college’s mission,
data suggesting areas for improvement, and the larger “Vision for Success” goals from
the state. The driving piece of data is that Mission College has 75% of its students
as part-time students, and those students’ return fall-to-fall at nearly 33% lower
than the nation’s retention rate for a two-year college. Thus, all projects were designed
to influence retention at the college. The presentation gathered 50 volunteers across
the ten teams to engage in the work. This document provides a brief review of the
outcomes of that work for this academic year.
5: Program Mapping
6: 30/45 Unit Audit
|2. Continue using the Call to Action website to provide progress reports on Call to Action priorities.
|The Call to Action website has been launched and the 21-22 actions will be updated by late May 2022.
|3. Continue adding including and anti-racist messaging on campus (i.e. Be the Change, Black Lives Matter.)
|Highlight the signs that were developed.
|4. Continue adding inclusive and anti-racist messaging in prominent locations on the college website and in social media.
|5. Continue coordinating with District Human Resources and the District EEO Advisory Council to review and update policies and practices related to recruitment, hiring, and retention to increase representation from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, address systemic barriers, and promote candidates with a social justice and equity perspective.
|6. Develop an ongoing cycle for campus climate assessment using the student, faculty, and classified/administrator assessment instruments provided through the Equity Leadership Alliance
|No movement on this item yet as the Research Analyst position is still vacant.
|7. Submit the 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan and more intentionally work with key shared governance groups and major initiatives in writing up the plan.
|The Student Equity Plan Institute (SEPI) Team was formed in January 2022 and the team has met through the semester to begin developing the 1st draft of the new equity plan. The Guided Pathways Leads and the Director of Student Equity and Success are co-leading the SEPI team and our 1st draft will be worked on throughout the summer and in time to share out at a Student Equity Plan Summit scheudled during Fall 2022 All College Week
|1. Statement of Solidarity Call to Action forum.Hire an UMOJA counselor (target Spring 2021) to support the development and implementation of an UMOJA program.
|2. Review the organizational structure and college budgets to increase personnel and resources in support of equity and support of student basic needs and within the Office of Student Equity and Success.
|3. Implement a finalized SEA Council structure which includes a primary function to monitor progress and support goals and actions within the Student Equity Plan and Call to Action framework.
|4. Create a communication plan and progress report for sharing progress and challenges on a recurring basis.
|5. Create a dedicated webpage that highlights the campus’ commitment and progress towards creating an anti-racist and equity-minded community and which serves as a home for resources and information.
|6. Add inclusive and anti-racist messaging on campus, including “Be the Change” and “Black Lives Matter.”
|7. Add inclusive and anti-racist messaging in prominent locations on the college website and in social media.
|8. Coordinate with District Human Resources and the District EEO Advisory Council to review and update policies and practices related to recruitment, hiring, and retention to increase representation from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, address systemic barriers, and promote candidates with a social justice and equity perspective.
|9. Develop an ongoing cycle for campus climate assessment using the student, faculty, and classified/administrator assessment instruments provided through the Equity Leadership Alliance.