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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.

Upcoming Equity Academy

Date: April 17-19, 2019
Location: San Mateo Marriott
San Francisco Airport
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402

The Anatomy of a Transformative Course: Critical Competencies for Student Success

Colleges exist to provide quality instruction to students. The foundation of this instruction are the courses in which our students enroll, engage the material, grapple with challenges proposed by the instructor and are evaluated. In our efforts to create more equitable educational institutions, development of equity-centered courses are foundational.

The Anatomy of a Transformative Course: Critical Competencies for Student Success is an immersive professional development experience that engages educators in the process of examining current syllabi, interrogating the course outline, exploring pedagogical practices and rethinking grading. Participants will leave with the following:

  • An equity-based syllabus and course outline
  • Innovative and practical pedagogical approaches to instruction
  • Tools to broaden your methods of evaluation/grading
  • A data-informed approach toward the impact of equity-based practices in the classroom

The program features:

  • Keynote speakers, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud and Dr. Pedro Noguera
  • 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: Towards a Transformative Syllabus

Session II: Lesson Planning for Student Success

Session III: Pedagogy: Teaching the Student & the Material 

Session IV: Equity Centered Assessment and Grading

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