The Skyline College Equity Training Series (ETS) is an intentional sequence of experiences designed to equip participants with skills, strategies, and tools in the areas of pedagogy and cultural fluency. The experiences include readings, film screenings, facilitated discussions, workshops, lectures, panels, and group projects. Collectively, these experiences prepare participants for the responsibility of aiding in the professional development of their colleagues.

Equity Training Series Application

If you are interested in participating in ETS, complete the online application by December 18, 2021.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Allen Ocampo at ocampoallen@smccd.edu or Martín Márquez at marquezm@smccd.edu. 

Participant Outcomes

The goal of ETS is for all participants to incorporate concepts and theories from ETS either into current initiatives or projects on campus, developing a new project, or into various office culture/workspace. Participants will submit proposals during week four of the series.

Participant Experience

All of these workshops are hosted on Friday afternoons from 12:00 PM- 3:00PM. The first hour and a half will be the talk/workshop by the designated presenter. The last half of the session is the group discussion and planning on how to apply the new information to their work. The final session will consist of presentations sharing the planned application of the practices discussed during the training.

2022 Schedule of Experiences

  • Feb 4 - Grounding Ourselves in The Work
  • Feb 11 - Cultural Humility
  • Feb 25 - White Fragility & Whiteness
  • Mar 11 - Gender Bias & Power Dynamics
  • Mar 25 - Undocumented Students
  • Apr 8 - Pilipinx Student Success
  • Apr 22 - Serving Latinx Students
  • May 6 - ETS Recognition Ceremony

2021 ETS Projects

first slide of presentation: First Generation Professionals  

Angelica Mendoza

first slide of presentation: intentional universal design  

Jessica Belluomini, John Skovgaard

first slide of presentation: equity and sustainability  

Katherine Chen, Alexis Whitaker

first slide of presentation: addressing equity issues in STEM  

Emilie Hein, Kolo Wamba, Maryam Khan, Alice Erskine

first slide of presentation: equity and caring campus  

Clair Yeo-Sugajski, Chris Woo, Alexis Varona

first slide of presentation: student equity ambassadors  

Ernesto Hernandez, Andrea Fuentes, Raymon Gutierrez

first slide of presentation: new employee podcast  

Jessica Silver-Sharp, Kalia Chavez, Robyn Ledesma

first slide of presentation: supporting undocumented students  

Elizabeth Osai, Aileen Phoung, Ari Soler

first slide of presentation: student athlete advisory committee  

Joe Morello

first slide of presentation: I Belong at Skyline initiative   

Melissa Moreno, Rachel Cunningham, Daniela Azuela, Luciana Castro