ERIC Number: ED371806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Cuesta College Student Equity Plan.
Gonzales, Frank S.; Hayner, Claudia
Presenting the Student Equity Plan developed at Cuesta College, in California, this document provides background to the development of the plan, reviews plan components, and discusses implementation and evaluation. Introductory materials indicate that the plan was intended to create a campus environment that assures that enrollment, retention, and graduation rates reflect the ethnic, gender, and disabled distributions within the service area. Next, legislative foundations of student equity are reviewed and legal definitions are provided. The following components of the plan are then described: (1) campus needs assessment; (2) identifying institutional barriers to equity through surveys of students, faculty, and staff; (3) assessing equity for Hispanic, Asian, African American, Native American, women, and disabled students; and (4) setting valid equity goals and institutional responses. The last component includes tables of barriers and activities related to access, course completion, basic skills and English as a Second Language, degrees and certificates, and transfer. Next, information is provided on implementation, coordination, and evaluation activities, including recommendations from a 1990 accreditation to integrate equity activities into the planning process, a Diversity Action Plan from 1993, staff development diversity activities, and faculty/staff recruitment efforts. Finally, student services recruitment efforts are described. Appendixes include educational legislation on student equity, a campus climate survey, 1990 service area census data, an accreditation mid-term report, a chart of the six-year planning and budget cycle, and the college Diversity Action Plan, 1993-1996. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuesta Coll., San Luis Obispo, CA.