IE for CCA Employees

IE Professional Development Opportunities for CCA Employees

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. 

Nominate a CCA Employee for an Inclusive Excellence Award!

The Inclusive Excellence Council would like to recognize the individuals in our community who demonstrate what it means to be Inclusively Excellent.  Who of our colleagues pushes further and serves as advocates or change-agents?  Who of our colleagues is actively closing the achievement gap using an equity-minded lens?   Who is that colleague you imagine in your mind?  It is time we recognize them.  Please consider nominating a CCA employee for one of the following awards:

Please note, the nomination forms will close on Friday, May 17th at 5pm.  For the nomination, you will be asked to explain how your nominee meets the following criteria:

  • Access and Equity
    • Supports and acknowledges contributions and gives opportunities to individuals from historically marginalized populations (i.e. people of color, people with disabilities, people who are gender-non binary, women, people from the queer community, multi-language learners, and people born outside of the U.S. etc.)
  • Creates and Inclusive Environment
    • Provides a sense of belonging with those they interact with and affirms diverse perspectives and experiences with an understanding of one’s own identities. 
  • Engagement With and Value of Diversity
    • Recognizes diversity in terms of personal characteristics and social group membership and is intentional in how the value of these differences is represented, honored, and implemented in professional role. 
  • Student Engagement and Development
    • Acknowledges and supports the enhancement of student voice and student centered decisions. Engages in the development of students’ ability to learn about different perspectives through effective communication, social responsibility, and inquiry through critical thinking.

A selection committee will review the nominations and the winner of each Inclusive Excellence Award will be announced at the August All-College Meeting (and kick-off).

If you have any questions or concerns about the Inclusive Excellence Awards, please contact Mike Roderique, IE Training Coordinator, at or 303-360-4743.

The Inclusive Excellence Council

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.)

Date Location
May 17th, 2019 Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
June 21st Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
July 19th Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
August 16th  Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
September 20th Lowry Campus, West Quad 109
October 18th Lowry Campus, West Quad 109










Inclusive Excellence Champions (for Staff and Leadership)

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.

Employee 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. 

Leadership Track

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.     

Inclusive Pedagogy (for Faculty & Instructors)

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) (for Faculty & Department Chairs)

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. 

CCA Employee Affinity Groups

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:

Black Faculty Staff Umoja members smiling in graduating caps and gowns

Black Faculty & Staff Umoja/Unity Group

Latinx Faculty & Staff Association

CCA Task Forces

LGBTQA+ Task Force

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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.

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