Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has published the paper “Building Equity Driven Systems” that calls for equity-minded practitioners;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has multiple resolutions supporting the success of students in math; and
Whereas, Data and research  supports the effectiveness of equity-minded and culturally relevant practices in science, technology, engineering, and math, yet California community colleges data continues to show the opportunity gap in student success in STEM areas ;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges write a paper focused on optimizing student success through models of equity-minded teaching and learning practices in STEM online and traditional course modalities and present it to the body by the spring 2023 plenary session.
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