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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.

    2021-22 Planned Activities

    Campus Climate

    • Strategically identify which data should be regularly displayed in a disaggregated format. Develop a plan for identifying and communicating disaggregated data for the purposes of identifying and closing equity gaps.
    • Develop and implement required employee training on respectful workplace interaction and communication

    Diversity Hiring

    • Implement Diversity Hiring Plan
    • Explore how our classified staff promote into positions - provide skillbuilding opportunities for Chemeketa employees
    • Develop a faculty mentorship program in collaboration with the Center for Academic Innovation

    Cultural Competency

    • Provide networking opportunities for employees, students and the community to expand and build diversified professional connections
    • Update faculty Difference Power and Responsibility seminar, and establish parameters for participation expectations 
    • Create a non-credit cultural competency certificate (NCTC credential) that will be offered to the community as well as 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.

    2021-22 Planned Activities

    • Strengthen engagement with the Chemeketa district community. Hold Community Conversations across the district to gain input on workforce needs. Expand connections with BIPOC communities by attending external events and encouraging participation in on-campus events.
    • Expand every advisory committee to include representation across our service district. 
    • Expand and strengthen connections with K-12 and university academic partners through new agreements and improved transition opportunities.