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Access & Equity

Prioritize equal access and success for minoritized and historically marginalized students by examining and structuring institutionalized practices to promote equitable outcomes for all students.

Oversight: Diversity Advisory Council

  • Strategic Initiative: Equity & Inclusion

    Through the framework of Guided Pathways, identify and address college processes and practices leading to equity gaps in student access and success. Develop new tools and practices to diversify college workforce. Build capacity through professional development to identify and address equity gaps and enhance cultural competency.

    2020-21 Planned Activities

    Campus Climate

    • Development of a comprehensive equity plan informed by a campus climate assessment
    • Review performance evaluation forms for culturally inclusive and affirming language 

    Diversity Hiring

    • Develop a transparent diversity hiring plan aimed at building a workforce that reflects our students and the community served by the college
    • Update NEOGov to support diversity hiring practices

    Cultural Competency

    • Incorporate equity-minded, student-centered teaching strategies, and relevant and culturally affirming curriculum  
    • Build capacity to achieve equity through professional development opportunities and antiracist practices
    • Provide opportunities for employees to expand and diversify their professional network
    • Implement a cultural competency assessment for employees 
  • Strategic Initiative: Community Collaborations

    Develop a plan to connect with local and diverse communities and professional organizations to build and enhance outreach, recruitment, and relationships.

    2020-21 Planned Activities

    • Engage and connect with underserved, under-represented, and historically marginalized communities
    • Launch a Chemeketa Alumni Association to engage graduates to support the programs from which they graduated, serve as guest speakers and/or mentors to current students
    • Survey program advisory committees on industry needs and how Chemeketa can attract more diverse and underrepresented students
    • Provide opportunities for faculty and students to work collaboratively with workforce and community organizations and groups to develop projects that address social issues important to our service district
    • Improve and enhance academic partnerships (K-12 & University)