Behavioral and Social SciencesStudent Equity Reenvisioned: Bridging the Equity Gap for African-American and Latino Students in the Behavioral and Social SciencesProposal AbstractThe Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) is to create a holistic program of study that will produce equitable educational outcomes for African-American and Latino students in courses that have a high enrollment of African-American and Latino students but produce a low success rate. BSS is proposing a learning community based program of study that will integrate traditional student developmental theory and practices with organizational learning theory and practices. The addition of organizational learning theory will move BSS away from a student characteristics approach as the root of unequal educational outcomes to an approach that will examine “the structural and cultural obstacles” that prevent general education courses offered in BSS from achieving equitable educational outcomes for all demographic groups.
myPATHProposal AbstractmyPATH is a designation for stand-alone courses in Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) that integrate equity-minded teaching frameworks with Guided Pathways principles. Faculty teaching myPATH designated sections have received training through SER. The addition of this model would make equity across BSS scalable while bolstering the four pillars of Guided Pathways in the Division. myPATH requires only faculty willing to participate. The more faculty participation, the more myPATH sections that are offered. myPATH can also serve as a model to divisions seeking to address equity and implement Guided Pathways principles.