Whereas, Many colleges focus their equity and diversity efforts at the institutional level;
Whereas, Current institutional research and information technologies provide faculty and staff access to detailed data at the program and course level for use in improving retention and success rates and addressing equity and diversity barriers; and
Whereas, Many faculty may find it difficult to use the data effectively in their equity and diversity decisions at the course, program, and curricular levels if they do not know how to interpret the data properly;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research ways to help local faculty make more purposeful use of program-level student equity data on their campuses and draft a paper and/or conduct a breakout that presents the results of this research and suggests best practices for the use of this data when local colleges develop their equity and diversity plans. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Paper "Student Equity: Beyond Dialog and Access to Action" was adopted in Spring 2010.