Action for equity
Action For Equity
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Student Equity Defined:
Student equity addresses the root of underachievement as it pertains to historical and systemic institutional barriers that negatively impede upon underserved student success. Inequitable institutional practices include, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and racism.
An equity-centered institution fosters an inclusive campus environment that promotes multiple strategies for underserved students to increase and equalize student success among all LASC students. Multiple strategies for equitable outcomes include (a) fair treatment (b) ongoing campus-wide reform (c) data-driven resource allocations (d) cross campus collaborations (e) and culturally relevant practices.
Equity requires that all students are treated fairly, just, and respectfully despite personal and social circumstances such as race, ability, first language, religion, gender, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.
Campus Wide- Reform:
Equity is a campus wide initiative. All key stakeholders (policy makers, administrators, instructional faculty, faculty, classified, student support services and students) are invested in the success of disproportionate students. Institutional agents adapt a critical lens to identify and address inequitable practices through ongoing student data analysis, challenging dialogue, accountability and appropriate action for institutional change.
Data Driven Resource Allocation:
Equity-centered institutions requires ongoing data collection, monitoring and analysis of the five student success indicators with the identified underserved student populations. Disaggregation of data supports appropriate resource allocations and creation of tailor fit initiatives that cultivate an accommodating and inclusive learning environment for disproportionate students.
Institutional agents understand the significance of collaborations between academic affairs and student support services. Equity initiatives combined both academic and student support to ensure disproportionate students receive a holistic educational experience.
Institutional agents embrace student diversity as it pertains to identity, background, ability and student learning. Institutional agents are open and adaptive to various forms of engagement, pedagogy, and support for disproportionate students.