What will be Covered? It is believed that in academic years 2014-17, California community colleges will have an exponential increase in full-time faculty hiring not seen for nearly two decades – with an estimated 1,100 new full-time faculty members this academic year alone. Yet, over the past 10 years, only 20 to 30 percent of full-time faculty hires were from underrepresented communities. Studies prove the educational benefits of a diverse faculty, which have helped to close achievement gaps by 20 to 50 percent. [Sources: Fairlie, R.W., Hoffman, F., Oreopoulos, P. (2014). A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom. American Economic Review, 104(8): 2567-2591.] Education Code Section 87100 states the need for a “work force that is continually responsive to the needs of a diverse student population [that] may be achieved by ensuring that all persons receive an equal opportunity to compete for employment and promotion within the community college districts and by eliminating barriers to equal employment opportunity.” Title 5 Section 53003 requires that hiring committees be trained on the educational benefits of workforce diversity, the elimination of bias in hiring decisions, and best practices in serving on a selection or screening committee. The summit’s purpose is to seek feedback on the proposed multiple methods/EEO best practices that will direct EEO fund reallocation, while providing an opportunity to receive training on the educational benefits of faculty diversity and elimination of bias. Presenters: Dr. Brice Harris, Chancellor Dr. Brian Murphy, DeAnza College Dr. David Morse, President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Thuy Thi Nguyen, Interim General Counsel, CCCCO, EEO &Diversity Advisory Committee Co-Chair Sheri Wright, Director of Human Resources, MiraCosta College , EEO & Diversity Advisory Committee Co-Chair Robert W. Fairlie, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Department of Economics, U.C. Santa Cruz Kimberly Papillion Facilitators: Members, CCC Chancellor’s Office EEO & Diversity Advisory Committee Who Should Attend? Each district/college is encouraged to bring a team of representatives that could include the following: CEO, CIO, CSSO, CBO, faculty representatives, classified staff representative, institutional researcher, and coordinators from basic skills, SSSP and student equity. Note: Registration includes morning refreshments and lunch.  Participants are responsible for travel costs. About IEPI The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges. Most importantly, IEPI will enhance the system’s ability to effectively serve students. It is jointly administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and College of the Canyons. Major components of the initiative include development of the statewide indicators per SB 852 and SB 860, making Technical Assistance Teams (now called Partnership Resource Teams) and implementation grants available to colleges interested in receiving assistance, and providing professional development opportunities. About The RP Group The RP Group, a non-partisan nonprofit, strengthens the abilities of California Community Colleges to gather, analyze and act on information in order to strengthen student success. Grounded in our roots as a professional association for researchers and planners, the RP Group provides research, evaluation, professional development, and technical assistance services that support evidence-based decision-making and inquiry. For more information, please to go: http://www3.canyons.edu/Offices/IEPI/index.html Questions? Contact Chloe McGinley at (661) 362-5104 or chloe.mcginley@canyons.edu


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