Exploring Equity Leadership

2016 Update:

Under the direction of our Chief Diversity Officer, Century's Cabinet (upper level administration, deans and directors) has been addressing how to examine policies and practices with a culturally responsive lens.  Over the last academic year this group of administrators had focused conversations on the importance of examining Century's policies and practices and how they help or hinder student success. Senior administration has committed to strengthening thier leadership team's capability to support culturally responsive teaching and services and create a welcoming environment for all students and employees.  Goals have been formulated for the next year, including but not limited to; Incorporating cultural and equity competency training in our new administrator and faculty on-boarding process. Expanding new employee participation in Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) and other diversity-related training. Participation in a 16-hour component of the Institute for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.

 

2014:

Exploring Equity Leadership is a professional development series for Administration designed to: 1) explore the racial predictability among student academic achievement at Century College; 2) create a safe place for senior leaders to acquire the knowledge and skill set necessary to practice equity leadership. Based on our data which points to an achievement/opportunity gap among students of color and European-American students, Century’s President and Chief Diversity Officer determined a need to target its leadership team as a crucial step in examining leadership practices—shifting from technical to more adaptive approaches—leading to system change.

The Framework we are using to develop the curriculum to guide this experience is: Courageous Conversation about Race. (Singleton and Linton, 2006). Training sessions range from four – six hours in length and include individual, small, and large group activities. Content includes: exploring  and understanding a common set of equity definitions and terms, gauging individual passion to do equity work, reflecting on lived experiences and socialization, examining the US system of education and how we operate from within that system, examining "today’s learner”, applying knowledge and skills to case studies highlighting equity dilemmas and ways to be effective equity leaders . Our plan is to offer this series with department level leaders in the coming academic year to ensure impact on multiple levels within the organization.

ID 15870

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #15870, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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