Student Equity is seeking applications from college personnel (faculty and classified professionals) to become Equity Champions.
In 2019, the Student Equity Plan writing team engaged in the process of creating its third Student Equity Plan for 2019-2022, as required by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. This process calls for a close look at what student populations, when compared to counterparts, were identified as disproportionately impacted. Part of the dialogue focused on ensuring that the campus community was aware of what the data showed as equity gaps at the college, inclusive of both quantitative and qualitative data.
In the Summer of 2019, 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 teams became known as the Disproportionate Impact Inquiry teams. These teams champion efforts for each individual population that focus on culturally-specific conversations about the data centering the student voice. These groups review data and seek to understand, from a qualitative perspective, what is impacting these populations. The focus of this work is to highlight who is “in the gap” with a goal to continually assess and address population needs through data, voices, and perspectives as dialogue around equity at MiraCosta continues.
Equity champions will support the DI Inquiry group process in the purpose of summarizing several data around equity gaps at MiraCosta that provides a look at each population identified as disproportionately impacted at the college inclusive of critical data points in addition to student voices, resources, and recommendations towards closing the equity gap. The work of these groups will be compiled into the 2022-2023 iteration of the Student Equity Resource Document.
Using this RFA, a total of 32 Equity Champions will be selected and provided up to $1000 in professional development funds. The intention is to fund two Equity Champions for each identified DI population. Preference will be given to applicants who hold identities within the populations and exhibit desire to engage in critical analysis to bring about transformative change. Selected Equity Champions will be partnered with at least one other colleague and will receive resources and support from the Program Manager Student Success and Equity and the Dean Counseling and Student Development.
- By September 30, 2022- Interested applicants should complete the Interest form
- October 5, 2022- Applicants are notified of a selection decisions
- October 28, 2022- Equity Champions Training
- November 2022- Groups gather and review 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan
- December 20, 2022- Groups begin data review and pulling DI inquiry group together
- Spring 2023 FLEX week - Flex presentation on DI Inquiry Process
- February 2023- DI Inquiry Group Resource documents submitted
- March/April 2023- Unveiling of Student Equity Resource Document
Any full-time or Associate faculty member, any full time, part time, or hourly classified professional is eligible to apply to be an Equity Champion.
Scope of Work
To be selected, equity champions are expected to complete all of the following:
- Equity Champions will participate in a 4- hour professional development training on Facilitation, Student Equity Planning, and Data Analysis. This training will be offered on Friday, October 28, 2022.
- Equity Champions will become familiar with the 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan.
- Equity Champions will gather teams of interested parties to create specified DI Inquiry groups.
- Equity Champions will facilitate data analysis and research opportunities to identify culturally relevant best practices locally and nationally.
- Equity Champions will align information compiled into shared template documents.
- Equity Champions will actively share the work created across stakeholders on and off campus.
Interested applicants should submit an online interest form.
Deadline to submit: Friday, September 20, 2022
For Questions, Please Contact
Program Manager Student Success & Equity
Camus Liaison for LGBTQIA+ Needs
Dr. Wendy Stewart
Dean Counseling and Student Development