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Mission:

The Council helps facilitate campus wide development and support, engagement, implementation of programs, evaluations, policies and procedures that are in line with De Anza College's vision of equity, social justice, and multicultural education.  The Council helps meet the goals and objectives of equity at De Anza and in particular, the Equity Office.

The Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education and the Equity Action Council:

With the supportive input and commitment of the Equity Action Council, the Equity Office strives to meet the demands of the campus and the critical charge of the office. The Equity Action Council helps facilitate campus wide development and support, engagement, implementation of programs, evaluations, policies and procedures that are in line with De Anza College's mission and vision of equity, social justice, and multicultural education. The Council helps meet the goals and objectives of equity, social justice, and multicultural education at De Anza and in particular, the Equity Office. Thus, the Equity Office works closely, and is aligned with, the larger goals and objectives of the EAC.

The charge of the Equity Action Council is to: 

  • Promote a climate of humility, equity, and appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of the college.
  • Supports the work of the equity work
  • Advise on equity and inclusion issues to the college shared governance groups.
  • Assist with the development of a campus wide assessment (Campus Climate Survey) every 3 to 5 years to assess the equity issues on our campus. In the past, the Equity Office has then initiated activities in response to survey findings, such as establishing the position of Curriculum Development Specialist and will continue to do so moving forward with the shared guidance of the Committee.
  • Advocate for the development and implementation of policies and procedures that will facilitate the success of our diverse student body, faculty and staff. Specifically, the committee will work to identify existing or emerging equal opportunity and equity issues, advising College leadership in the development of responsive policies, and analyzing and recommending action based on relevant research studies and position papers.
  • Advise on and actively promote the development and implementation of policies, procedures and a staff development plan that will facilitate the transformation of our workforce and environment into a community that is more inclusive, socially just, knowledgeable about the diverse array of cultures which comprise our community, and skilled in facilitating the growth of our entire campus.

 

Meetings:

Full Council Meetings: Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00p.m MCC; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month

Division Equity Core Team Members and Liaisons are invited to join the 4th meeting per month for updates and sharing.

 

Equity Core Teams and Liaisons:

Equity Core teams are groups of 4 -5 people within each division representing various perspectives and departments. These teams consist of individuals deeply committed to institutional equity and social justice praxis. This group will work together on guiding the equity planning process within their division.

The role of diversity equity liaison is being created to formalize a partnership and institutional linkages between the Office of Equity, the Equity Action Council, and De Anza’s 16 divisions. The divisional liaisons will serve on both their division equity core team as well as the Equity Action Committee. They will provide invaluable insight and guidance regarding divisional concerns, challenges, implementation successes, and effectiveness of campus equity and social justice efforts.

For more information visit the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education page, Equity Core Teams & Liaisons.

 

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    Equity ACTION Council
    Building:  MCC
    Contact: Edmundo Norte
    Phone:  408.864.8443

    Building:  ADM 105
    Contact: Veronica Neal
    Phone:  408.864.5338

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    Last Updated: 7/3/14