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Equity Academies

The Equity Academies are professional development opportunities for leaders to immerse themselves into themed, multi-day experiences introducing participants to baseline concepts, interrogating data and mapping implementation strategy for participants to advance the equity-centered work at their respective institutions.

Registration

Date: June 12-14, 2019
Location: San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94402
Registration: This academy is open to all, however, the recommended audience for this academy is Vice Presidents of Student Services, Counseling Deans, Counseling Faculty, Counseling Chairs, Academic Senate Leadership, Professional Development Coordinators, and Counseling Division Staff Members.
  • All institutions will register as “teams” and work collaboratively throughout the academy to develop the best solution for their institution.
  • Your institution can send a team of up to 10 people.
  • If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact Katrina Pantig at pantigk@smccd.edu
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Counseling in the Era of Equity: Critical Competencies for Student Success

Colleges exist to provide high quality educational experience to students. Counseling faculty are essential to the success of students on their academic and professional journey. In our efforts to create more equitable educational institutions it is imperative that we develop transformative counseling philosophies and practices.

Counseling in the Era of Equity is an immersive professional development experience that engages counselors in the process of examining our current practices and exploring innovative pedagogical approaches that can be applied to the needs and goals of colleges as they make the transitions to Meta Majors and Guided Pathways.

The Counseling in the Era of Equity experience will:

  • Engage counselors in a process that shifts their approach from “fixing” students to empowering students.
  • Expose Counselors to innovative and practical pedagogical approaches to counseling.
  • Develop a transformative College Success course outline.
  • Co-create a counseling structural and pedagogical framework applicable to Guided Pathways, Meta Majors, and special programs.

The program features:

  • Keynote speakers, Dr. Michael Benitez and Dr. Darrick Smith.
  • A facilitated panel of equity-driven community college practitioners
  • Four two-hour topical sessions throughout the academy experience
  • The sessions are facilitated and designed for teams to work collaboratively and engage in multimedia activities, exercises and discussions.

Session Topics and Framework

Session I: The College Counselor: From Traditional to Transformative

Session II: Counseling Pedagogies: Centering Our Approach Toward Student Success

Session III: Towards a Transformative Student Success Course & 1-on-1 Counseling

Session IV: Counseling in the Era of Meta Majors & Guided Pathways

Deconstruct traditional educational models and frameworks
Examine impact on student success and institutional culture
Provide tools and strategies to implement transformative practices

Academy Program-At-A-Glance

Wednesday, June 12
Pre-Academy Reception 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 13
Registration and Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote Address 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
The Equity Institute and the T3 Framework, Lasana O. Hotep 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Session One
The College Counselor: From Traditional to Transformative
10:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Session Two
Counseling Pedagogies: Centering Our Approach Toward Student Success
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, June 14
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Session Three
Towards a Transformative Student Success Course & 1-on-1 Counseling
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Session Four
Counseling in the Era of Meta Majors & Guided Pathways
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote Address 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Lesana O. Hotep 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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