Using Data to Promote Equity and Diversity at the Program Level

Fall
2006
Resolution Number: 
03.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Equity and Diversity
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Information technology's capacity is reaching the point where data can be accessed in real time and "drilled" down to the program and even the course levels such that this data can be utilized to make decisions that could impact retention and success rates across both equity and diversity barriers;

Whereas, Most of today's equity efforts are aimed at either systemic or collegiate adaptations simply because there is little capacity to do otherwise; and

Whereas, At the program level many faculty are ill equipped to handle integrating the results from such relevant equity and diversity data into their programmatic decision making in ways that would produce tangible, measurable results;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges begin exploring ways to increase faculty awareness and capacity use new data access tools to better meet the varied needs of their students; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research how student equity data are used on local campuses and draft a paper/conduct a breakout that presents the results of this research and suggests best practices for faculty to use student equity data to accomplish meaningful change on their local campuses. MSR Disposition: Revise resolution and bring back in Spring 2007.

Summary: 
Begin exploring ways to increase faculty awareness and capacity use new data access tools to better meet the varied needs of their students; and research how student equity data are used on local campuses and draft a paper/conduct a breakout that presents the results of this research and suggests best practices for faculty to use student equity data to accomplish meaningful change on their local campuses.
Status Report: 

Resolution was revised and was resubmitted as an Executive Committee resolution in Spring 2007.