A variety of IE professional development opportunities are provided for CCA employees. These are focused on building knowledge and skills in current IE best-practices for community colleges to better serve our students. Below are descriptions of the professional developments offered at CCA.
The IE Council meets the third Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The first hour (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) is open to all CCA employees, students, and community members for professional development. The topic can cover a range of concepts and issues related to Inclusive Excellence in and out of the classroom. The second hour (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) is dedicated to soley to IE Council business and committee work.
Upcoming IE Council Meetings and Professional Developments (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
|August 16th||CentreTech Campus, Student Centre, Rotunda|
|September 20th||Off-Campus Retreat|
|October 18th||Lowry Campus, West Quad, Bergren Room|
|November 15th||Lowry Campus, West Quad, Bergren Room|
|January 17th, 2020||CentreTech Campus, Student Centre, Rotunda|
|February 21st||Lowry Campus, West Quad, Bergren Room|
IE Champions at CCA is an initiative that has been created as a response to the College’s equity goals in the current strategic plan, as well as align with the values of the institution. This training program will support employees with increasing their knowledge, awareness, and skills regarding diversity and inclusion concepts and practices that can support and affirm the success and identities of all students. This professional development series consists of six three-hour workshops conducted each semester. Two tracks are offered for IE Champions: an employee track and a leadership track.
This training will provide applicable ways to incorporate Inclusive Excellence in employee roles with supporting students and creating inclusive and equitable work environments. Both tracks will receive the same content and will work towards the same outcomes for each session.
This track is for employees in administrative, director, or supervisory roles and incorporates strategies of how to include Inclusive Excellence concepts into leadership responsibilities. Both tracks will receive the same content and will work towards the same outcomes for each session.
For more information: Inclusive Excellence Champion Training Program Description.
Pedagogy professional developments are offered for faculty and instructors to support and further develop their knowledge and skills to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in curriculum, teaching, and the overall classroom environment. Inclusive pedagogy professional developments are typically offered twice a semester (October/November and March/April).
For more information: Inclusive Pedagogy Background Descriptions.
Equity in Instruction Leadership Academy (EILA) is currently offered to full-time faculty and department chairs. This is an effort housed in Academic Affairs that Council members support. The purpose of EILA is to give faculty an opportunity to explore their student completion and success equity data in a course of their choosing with their peers. This is a cohort model where 5-6 faculty spend an entire semester examining their data, exploring strategies to close their equity gaps between students of color and white students, examine their classroom tasks, norms, and culture to create more equitable outcomes and more inclusive classrooms. This is offered each semester.
For more information: Equity in Instruction Leadership Academy Description.
Employee affinity groups are available to any CCA employee who self-identifies with the group. Follow the link for more information about each affinity group at CCA:
The Inclusive Excellence Council offers a variety of professional developments and workshops for students, faculty, staff, and departments. These are intended to increase the knowledge, awareness, and skills regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity concepts and practices. These can support and affirm the success and identities of all students and employees at CCA. We require training requests be submitted at least two weeks prior to the requested date. You will be contacted after you submit your request.