Whereas, The California Community Colleges system has prioritized inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism, and accessibility (IDEAA) work—including through the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Call to Action, the DEI Task Force Recommendations, and the Vision for Success goals—to eliminate equity gaps and to align with the CCCCO inclusion of accessibility ;
Whereas, In June of 2020, the president of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), in the Call for Action, challenged system faculty to support infusing anti-racism/no hate education in community colleges and “to put these words into practice”;
Whereas, The ASCCC passed Resolution SP21 3.02 Include Cultural Competence in Faculty Evaluations, recommending that local academic senates establish a local inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism (IDEA) liaison because “[i]nformation related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism may not always be disseminated to all faculty at local colleges and districts and therefore all faculty would benefit from the creation of a local inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti- racism liaison to act as a conduit between the Academic Senate for Community Colleges and local faculty”; and
Whereas, Currently, information related to inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism, and accessibility can be found in various locations on the ASCCC website, creating an unnecessary barrier to needed resources for IDEAA liaisons and other interested faculty;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop and publish an IDEAA Liaison Handbook by spring 2023.