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CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.
CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, adjunct instructors, and faculty to learn and contribute to an inclusive environment. This means members of our college community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.
Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies. The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:
According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities, Inclusive Excellence is:
“...an active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities” (AACU, 2016, para. 2).
References: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Making excellence inclusive.
CCA is the College where everyone is respected, supported, and included.
The council is committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence based on purposeful communication and creating opportunities for transformation.
SINCERE, respectful and equity-minded
ENGAGED, high expectations and promoting growth
STRATEGIC, intentional and transparent
RESPONSIVE, valuing people and culturally relevant
EDUCATIONAL, learning opportunities to engage and retain
Other terms to consider: Respectful, Supportive, Exceptional, Purposeful, Conscious, Diversity