Equity Planning Resources
An Equity Plan is a strategic response to institutional barriers through organizational cultural transformation. The initiative looks at the internal and external needs of the department or division in the areas of equity, social justice, diversity, and multicultural education and responds with a strategically aligned approach.
Initiatives should have a short and long-term focus, as well as very specific goals and objectives. It should also be easily measurable and tied to the college's overall mission and institutional core competencies. In terms of implementing the initiative, the entire division or department - from the top down - should be held accountable for implementation and the overall success.
How is this plan different from a Student Success Equity Plan (SSEP)?
Our Educational Master Plan states that we will “Improve the student success rates of all ethnic, gender and disability groups for all major indicators of student outcomes so that they will be comparably high with no more than 5% variance between each group”.
The Student Success Equity Plan is intended to help guide our student engagement and pedagogical praxis as well as aid us in working together toward this common goal. It should be strategically aligned with the division or department’s boarder equity plan and updated annual. This report should serve as a critical lens for assessing successes and reporting data in the annual program review.
What does it entail?