ERIC Number: ED364266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
Student Equity: The Task Is Not Simply To Produce a Plan but To Make a Difference.
Working from a timeline established by the Office of the Chancellor for the California Community Colleges (CCC) for implementing student equity initiatives, this report describes a model process for planning and implementing programs to increase minority participation and graduation rates. The first section describes the planning group, suggesting that colleges assign the project to a committee at the highest level, rather than creating a special committee for the purpose, and that the chief executive officer be made ultimately responsible. The next section reviews budgetary concerns, suggesting that early preparation is useful, despite the need for estimating uncertain future revenues. The final sections outline phases of a model planning process, with actions presented chronologically based on the CCC timeline. The first phase is for the spring and includes organizing the committee; collecting and reviewing new data; reviewing existing programs and plans; and collecting information about the college climate through surveys, discussions with student and community groups, and campus inspections. The next phase is for September in which tentative goals should be established by reviewing data on student access and success and the campus climate. The next phase corresponds to October and involves meeting with various school groups to ascertain what changes will prove to be most useful. Finally, in the November phase, priorities are established and in the December phase the plan is reviewed and adopted by the board. (MAB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgets, College Governing Councils, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Equal Education, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Planning Commissions, Program Development, Resource Allocation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Fall Session of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (25th, Los Angeles, CA, November 4-6, 1993).