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. 

The Inclusive Excellence Council

The IE Council meets the second Friday of each month (except for June, July, & August) from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  We address general IE Council work and updates in the first hour and the second hour is dedicated solely to committee work. Using our IE Strategic plan as a guide, our committees provide intentional efforts to foster and implement IE.  The function of all committees are flexible and allow for movement and change as needed.  All IE Council members are expected to participate in one of the following committees: Assessment, Communications, Human Resources, or Programming.  

If you are a CCA faculty, instructor, or staff member interested in joining the IE Council, please complete the Intent to Participate Form.

Additionally, we hold IE Professional Developments (open to the whole College) on the 4th Friday of each month from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.  Stay tuned for marketing and promotion (usually via email, calendar invites, flyers, and D2L).

Upcoming IE Council Meetings (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Date Location
Fri, May 14, 2021 Virtual
August Kick-Off TBD Virtual
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 Virtual
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 Virtual
Fri, Nov 12, 2021 Virtual

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

Undocu-Serving Task Force

Veterans Advisory Task Force

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