Student Equity Plans
Per direction of the Chancellor’s office, California community colleges are required to submit a Student Equity Plan which is designed to review specific “success indicators” (access; retention fall to spring; completion and transfer level math and English; transfer to a 4-year institution; attained Vision Goal completion definition). From this review of the data, the college develops detailed goals, plans of action and tailored resources to address the identified gaps for disproportionately impacted populations and submits a cycle plan to the Chancellor’s office.
- Student Equity Plan and Executive Summary 2015-2018
- MiraCosta Integrated Plan 2017-2019
- Student Equity Plan 2019-2022
Student Equity Resource Document
In the Summer of 2019, the institution set out to write the 2019-2020 Student Equity Plan. Wanting to dig deeper, Student Equity pulled together students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members that identified with the populations to understand who was in the gap and why. These groups reviewed the data and sought to understand, from a qualitative perspective, what was impacting these populations. The work of those groups has been compiled into the Student Equity Resource Document, however, you can explore each disproportionately impacted (DI) group document by clicking on the respective links below.
- Adult Re-entry
- Black/African American
- Former Foster Youth
- Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander
- Populations showing 1-2 areas of DI
Campus Climate Survey
In the fall 2018, consultant group Rankin & Associates was contracted to work in collaboration with various members of the college community to measure the campus climate at MiraCosta College. The goals are to understand the current attitudes, behaviors, and standards of employees and students concerning the access for, inclusion of, and level of respect for individual and group needs, abilities, and potential. Ranking & Associates has worked with the Climate Survey Work Group (20 members of constituents including associate faculty, full time faculty, staff, students, and administrators) to develop and deploy a campus-wide survey in addition to focus groups throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. The results of the climate survey will be available to the campus in October of 2020.
Academic and Career Pathway (ACP) Student Success Teams
As part of efforts around “Redesigning the Student Experience,” Academic and Career Pathway (ACP) Success Teams are being developed for each of the six ACPs to focus efforts on closing the equity gap for first time to college Black and Latinx students. Each team consist of a variety of members including a team coordinator, ACP dean, counselor, instructional faculty liaison, success coach, and career coach as well as other support positions. The Vice President of Student Services and Instruction along with faculty co-chairs are leading the work.