ERIC Number: ED370614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Student Equity Plan, Glendale Community College.
Spicer, Scot L., Ed.; Cook, Joy, Ed.
Student equity is among the highest priorities at Glendale Community College (GCC), where 55% of the student population is from historically underrepresented groups. The college's Student Equity Plan (SEP) has the goals of maintaining and enhancing equity in access and success; conducting research to evaluate student access and success; and promoting faculty and staff commitment to serving a multicultural community with up-to-date technology. The SEP Committee reviewed and evaluated available information about student access and success, finding that: (1) minority groups made up approximately the same proportions of the GCC student body as of the school district population as a whole; (2) females made up 55%-57% of the student population; (3) collegewide, students completed 72.9% of the units they attempted, though Black students were not as successful in completing units as other students; and (4) data on retention and persistence suggested that equity could be enhanced by targeting first-time college students for greater attention. SEP objectives focus on the development of teaching methodologies to serve the community and the enhancement of faculty commitment to student success. GCC has developed an integrated professional development program for all full- and part-time employees, including short courses, workshops, lecture series, grants for individual and institutional enhancement, a faculty resource center, and flex days. The Spring Student Survey, the Campus Views survey of faculty and staff, the Alumni Survey, and Focus Groups all serve to assess the campus climate and satisfaction. The SEP timeline is included. (KP)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Environment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Equal Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Students, Institutional Research, Nontraditional Students, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Staff Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., CA.