ERIC Number: ED351071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Student Equity Policy.
Following a decrease in minority student enrollment within the California Community Colleges (CCC), the Board of Governors (BOG) convened a special statewide symposium to examine issues of minority student enrollment, retention, and transfer, and established a standing Board Committee on Equity and Diversity. Over the past 2 years, a system policy on student equity has been under development and review, with participatory support from all elements in the CCC system. This report presents the proposed policy statement. The first two sections identify the reasons for strengthening existing student equity policies and programs, citing California's economic dependency on the successful education of its future workforce. The following section describes the ways in which the policy would be implemented, emphasizing the need for local planning and coordination based on existing, district-level student equity-related policies and programs. The final section emphasizes the importance of rigorous evaluation of systemwide progress within the context of BOG and district oversight. An appendix to the proposal suggests specific additions to existing educational legislation, providing definitions of "historically underrepresented groups" and "ethnic minorities," and requiring district development of a student equity plan for each college with specified components of campus-based research or needs assessment; goal identification; and specification of implementation activities, resources support, and evaluation. Additional appendixes identify "indicators" for assessing progress in achieving student equity; and systemwide activities supportive of planning and implementation efforts. (PAA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Evaluation Criteria, Governing Boards, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, State Action, Statewide Planning, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Discussed as agenda item 14 at a meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, July 9-10, 1992). For a related document, see JC 920 546.