Student Equity Reenvisioned

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Student Equity Reenvisioned (SER) is a Behavioral and Social Sciences Division and Student Equity Program initiative at El Camino College that addresses disproportionate impact and student equity by providing faculty with frameworks for creating culturally sensitive learning environments. SER faculty strive to create learning environments that have adopted equity-minded curriculum design. Rather than focusing only on traditional student developmental theory and practices, SER addresses the equity gap from an organizational learning theory framework that moves faculty to re-evaluate how their teaching methods, their view on student learning, their assignment design and their content delivery may be contributing to the equity gap. To accomplish this objective, SER faculty engage in the following 1. Unpack disaggregate course completion data to identify equity gaps 2. Engage the data through an equity-minded inquiry approach 3. Design equity-minded content, assessments and delivery systems This approach redirects focus from student characteristics as the root of unequal educational outcomes to an approach that will examine the structural and cultural obstacles that may prevent courses from achieving equitable educational outcomes for all student demographic groups.
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Student Equity - El Camino College El Camino College is committed to assuring student equity in all of its educational programs and services in accordance with El Camino Community College District Board Policy 5300 and the standards set forth in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. The College provides programs and services to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed academically. The overarching equity goal at El Camino College is to provide a teaching and learning environment that is welcoming, supportive, and accessible to all participants, regardless of ethnicity, culture, nationality, language, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, and to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity for academic success.
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Jason Suarez SER Faculty Coordinator
Wendy Lozano Student Services Specialist Student Equity