Faculty Hiring Regional Meeting South

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Location: Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

EDAC Regional Meeting Announcement

A campus of inclusiveness and diversity. It’s what all community colleges hope to be. However, improving the diversity of our faculty and improving faculty cultural awareness can be challenging. That’s why the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is excited to bring you a series of meetings to help you meet that goal. This daylong event (one in the north and one in the south) features presenters from the Chancellor’s office and the Association of Chief Human Resources Officers; breakouts on many topics related to encouraging diversity and cultural competency among faculty; and a dynamic presentation from Dr. Veronica Neal, DeAnza College Equity Coordinator. Join us and take away tested and effective strategies for improving your campus efforts to create inclusive spaces for all.

Meeting Details:

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Where: Southwestern City College
900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Campus Map

The meeting will include an information presentation on EEO Requirements a panel discussion on leading courageous conversations at your campus along with afternoon breakouts.

Local faculty leaders including senate presidents, professional development coordinators, human resources administrators, academic and students services administrators, local equity directors, and others.

Costs and Registration
Free but registration is required.  Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.  To register, please go to http://asccc.org/calendar/list/regional-meetings and select the regional meeting you wish to attend.

Deadline to Register
Friday, February 3, 2017

There is no charge to attend the Regional Meeting.  We do require that you cancel your registration if you cannot attend.  Any cancellations submitted after Friday, February 3, 2017, will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee. All no-shows will also be assessed the $25 cancellation fee.  Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the cancellation date or for no-shows. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here.

For more information, please contact: events@asccc.org.


Please select February 10 for North meeting and February 11 for South meeting.

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
Infusing Cultural Competency into the Hiring Process
Facilitating Civil Dialogue in the Face of Change


Hiring and Nurturing Faculty to Encourage Diversity and Equity

ASCCC Regional Meeting
Saturday, February 11 2017
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

8:30-9:00 Registration and Sign-in

9:00-9:05 Welcome, Randy Beach, ASCCC Equity and Diversity Action Committee

9:05-9:30 “Equal Opportunity Employment and Legal Requirements with the Chancellor’s Office”

Sheri Wright, Director of Human Resources, Mira Costa College

9:30-10:15 “Leading the Way: Encouraging Challenging Conversations at your Campus”
Adrienne Foster, CCCCO EEO Committee
Dr. Veronica Neal, Executive Director, Equity Office, DeAnza College and Sheri Wright, Director of Human Resources, Mira Costa College

10:30-12:00 “The Importance of Cultural Competency in Faculty Hiring and Professional Development”
Dr. Veronica Neal, DeAnza College Equity Coordinator, De Anza College

12:00-12:40 Lunch

12:40-1:40 Breakouts Sessions

Breakout #1:
“The Importance of Cultural Competency in Faculty Hiring and Professional Development: Part 2”

General Session Follow Up with Dr. Veronica Neal

Facilitator: Eartha Johnson, Victor Valley College, ASCCC EDAC Committee
Presenter: Dr. Veronica Neal
Dr. Neal will follow-up on her general presentation to delve further into strategies to support cultural competency among faculty.

Breakout #2:
South College Spotlight: Writing an Effective EEO Plan, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Facilitator: Cleavon Smith, Berkeley City College and ASCCC EDAC Committee
Presenter: Dr. Jamail D. Carter, MBA, Ph.D. Interim Director, Human Resources, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

In this breakout, presenters with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Human Resources office will explain their process for developing an Equal Employment Opportunity plan recently highlighted in the CCCCO Office of the General Counsel’s publication EEO and Diversity Best Practices Handbook.

Breakout #3
“Infusing Cultural Competency into the Hiring Process”

Presenters: Adrienne Foster, L.A. City College and ASCCC Executive Committee
David Morse, Long Beach City College, CCCCO EEO Advisory Committee Members

This breakout provides recommendations for writing job descriptions, nurturing part-time faculty, and creating interview questions that result in a more diverse pool of faculty applicants and the hiring of culturally competent faculty.

1:50-2:50 Breakout Sessions

Breakout #4:
Facilitating Civil Dialogue in the Face of Change

Presenters: Marty Ramey, Mt. San Antonio College
Oliver Harvey, CCC Student Senate Representative, and ASCCC EDAC Committee Members

Colleges are often challenged to balance the goals of creating inclusive environments with uncertain and changing political and resource landscapes. How can colleges promote cultural competency among faculty, staff, and student when sands begin to shift? What are some strategies to address this goal? In this breakout, presenters will discuss the goals and characteristics of these types of activities and offer examples of strategies you can try locally.

Breakout #5:
“Working Together: Successes and Challenges for Faculty and HR Staff”

Presenters: Cleavon Smith, Berkeley City College and ASCCC EDAC Committee
Sheri Wright, Director of Human Resources, Mira Costa College

Faculty and staff in your Human Resources office must work together to enact hiring practices that are both effective at hiring qualified faculty and legally compliant. In this breakout, faculty and human resources staff will discuss common challenges that arise in these relationships and recommendations for overcoming them.

Breakout #6:
“Cultural Competency Across the Curriculum”

Facilitator: Bryan Hirayama, Bakersfield College and ASCCC EDAC Committee
Presenters: Gina Abbiate, Math Acceleration Specialist, San Diego Mesa College
Wendy Smith, Transformation Grant Director and BSI Coordinator, San Diego Mesa College
Denise Rogers, Course Redesign Institute Director, San Diego Mesa College

In this breakout, presenters from San Diego Mesa College’s “Proyecto Exito” will discuss strategies and practices for infusing cultural competency throughout the curriculum.

Meeting Concludes at the end of the second breakout

Thank you for attending