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Equity Action Council

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2015 Mini-Grant Process

 
 
 
 
Background

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has stated the following: “College student equity plans focus on increasing access, course completion, ESL and basic skills completion, degrees, certificates and transfer for all students as measured by success indicators linked to the CCC Student Success Scorecard, and other measures developed in consultation with local colleges. “Success indicators” are used to identify and measure areas for which disadvantaged populations may be impacted by issues of equal opportunity. Title 5 regulations specify that colleges must review and address the following populations when looking at disproportionate impact: American Indians or Alaskan natives, Asians or Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, men, women, and persons with disabilities (§54220(d)). The State Budget trailer bill, SB 860 (2014) added requirements to address foster youth, veterans and low- income students. Each college develops specific goals/outcomes and actions to address disparities that are discovered, disaggregating data for indicators by student demographics, preferably in program review. College plans must describe the implementation of each indicator, as well as policies, activities and procedures as they relate to improving equity and success at the college.”

Targeted Student Population

In summary, De Anza student equity work will:

         ●  Emphasize closing achievement gaps among the following student populations: African Ancestry, Latino, Filipino, EOPS, Foster Youth, Low-Income, Veterans, Pacific Islanders and students with disabilities

         ●  Align with Student Success and Support Program (3SP). And, require collaboration between Student Services and Instructional areas

         ●  Integrate student equity planning into college and/or district accreditation, educational master planning, program review, and basic skills planning processes. 
Thus, the EAC Student Equity Mini-grants Taskforce is one attempt to help us achieve these stated goals by funding projects that will focus on our student achievement gaps, necessitate linkages between our various initiatives, and deepen collaborations between student services and instructional areas. 

Funding Information

The EAC Student Equity Mini-Grants Taskforce funds projects designed to support the student equity state goals. Funding for EAC Mini-Grants Taskforce approved projects currently comes from the Equity State Report Initiatives allocation. Proposals are reviewed and funding allocated based on project alignment with Student Equity State Report Indicators and desired project alignments. Attached is a copy of the criteria used to review and assess submitted proposals.

Prioritization of Funding

Priority funding will be given to projects that clearly:

  • Emphasize closing achievement gaps among one or more of the following student populations: African Ancestry, Latino, Filipino, EOPS, Foster Youth, Low-Income, Veterans, and students with disabilities.
  • Aligns with the Student Success and Support Program (3SP). And, requires collaboration between Student Services and Instructional areas.
  • Deepen integration of student equity planning into college and/or district accreditation, educational master planning, program review, and basic skills planning processes.
  • Include student engagement and leadership in the project 
If you need assistance completing this application, please contact Veronica Neal. The EAC Mini- grant Taskforce and the Equity Office staff are happy to provide assistance with the completion of your application. 

EAC Mini Grant Information and Application (pdf)



Contact Us
Building: MLC 250
Contact: Veronica Neal
Phone: 408.864.5636
Email:
EquityOffice@fhda.edu

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Last Updated: 6/12/16