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Nov 20, 2021 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM(America/Chicago)
20211120T1400 20211120T1450 America/Chicago Equity and Access: Lessons from Community College

Comprised of 116 colleges, the California Community College [CCC] education system serves a student base that is orders of magnitude larger than any single university system, and dramatically more diverse. CCC Management Information Systems Data Mart reported more than two million students enrolled in academic year 2019-2020. Data collected also revealed a diverse student population of first-generation college students, formerly incarcerated people, currently homeless people, foster youth, and veterans, with an ethnic distribution of 44.5% LatinX, 15% Asian, Filipino, or Pacific Islander background, 5.9% African-American, and 3.8% multiethnicity. In essence, the community college student body and the problems they encounter reflect our society more closely than that of the university student pool. As such, the job descriptions of community college educators often extend beyond simply teaching. Social activism is inherent in community college work, as faculty actively engage with members of underserved communities, addressing equity gaps both within and outside of the classroom. 

 

The panel features five community college professors from campuses throughout California. Drawing upon our experiences, we will discuss student-centric, community-responsive approaches to building sustainable and equitable classrooms and administrative structures. Panelists will speak on organizational and course-building strategies for maximizing diversity and equity; the applicability of community colleges' emergent "higher education commons" model to postsecondary education at large; closing equity gaps based on data-focused research; the significance of school governance in hiring and tenure processes; and the integration of outcomes and assessments for inclusive pedagogy. La ...

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Comprised of 116 colleges, the California Community College [CCC] education system serves a student base that is orders of magnitude larger than any single university system, and dramatically more diverse. CCC Management Information Systems Data Mart reported more than two million students enrolled in academic year 2019-2020. Data collected also revealed a diverse student population of first-generation college students, formerly incarcerated people, currently homeless people, foster youth, and veterans, with an ethnic distribution of 44.5% LatinX, 15% Asian, Filipino, or Pacific Islander background, 5.9% African-American, and 3.8% multiethnicity. In essence, the community college student body and the problems they encounter reflect our society more closely than that of the university student pool. As such, the job descriptions of community college educators often extend beyond simply teaching. Social activism is inherent in community college work, as faculty actively engage with members of underserved communities, addressing equity gaps both within and outside of the classroom. 

 

The panel features five community college professors from campuses throughout California. Drawing upon our experiences, we will discuss student-centric, community-responsive approaches to building sustainable and equitable classrooms and administrative structures. Panelists will speak on organizational and course-building strategies for maximizing diversity and equity; the applicability of community colleges' emergent "higher education commons" model to postsecondary education at large; closing equity gaps based on data-focused research; the significance of school governance in hiring and tenure processes; and the integration of outcomes and assessments for inclusive pedagogy. Last, we will discuss how the pedagogical, social, and philosophical dimensions of community college teaching provide a model for sustainable, equitable musicological community engagement across AMS's membership. 



Cosumnes River College
Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
 Monica Ambalal
Merritt College
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