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Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Mission

Edmonds Community College Diversity Council provides leadership to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful community that achieves equity for all.

Purpose

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council provides leadership to fulfill the College mission of strengthening our diverse community. Diversity Council is advisory to the President and President’s Cabinet in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Initiatives

1. Student Success: Review and recommend proven strategies that increase access and success to reduce opportunity gaps.

2. Cultural Proficiency: Expand our learning and shared understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

3. Community Partnerships: Expand partnerships with diverse community groups in response to our mutual needs.

Structure

MEMBERSHIP

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council membership comprises of up to twenty-one (21) employees, three (3) students, and one (1) community member. members are representative of different employee constituency groups. Each member commits to attending all monthly meetings of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

Makeup of Membership

1 – Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement (ACCE)
2 – College Relations
1 – Community Liaison
1 – Finance and Operations
2 – Human Resources
6 – Instruction (1 Dean, 3 Faculty, 1 CID, 1 Instructional employee)
2 – International Education
1 – President's Cabinet (Vice President)
3 – Student Services
3 – Students (1 ASEdCC Diversity Liaison, 2 Selected by ASA)
2 – Workforce
1 – Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion (co-chair)

Terms: Employee members serve two-year terms, not to exceed four consecutive years. Members' terms are staggered. Student members serve one-year terms not to exceed more than two years consecutively. Exceptions may be made by President's Cabinet.

Selection of Members: Vacant positions are announced. Applications and nominations are screened by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Leadership Team. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and President's Cabinet confirms membership.

LEADERSHIP

Leadership Team (up to five members): Up to five individuals are selected from within the council membership to serve on a Leadership Team to provide focus and leadership for the Council. The Leadership Team meets bi-weekly to help plan and organize council initiatives.

Principle Administrator: The Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion serves as the principle administrator of the council.

Co-chairs: The Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion serves as one of the co-chairs. A rotating co-chair is selected by the Council to serve for one academic year. This position rotates between a staff member, faculty member, and student.

ACTION TEAMS

Action Teams are designed for specific project-based activities and are comprised of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, campus community, and external community members. Action Team members are confirmed by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

Instruction Action Team: The Instruction Action Team (formally the Committee for Instruction and Diversity) will work to promote curriculum development and provide faculty support and training in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Areas of focus for 2014-15 include collaborate on training for curriculum development for Cultural Diversity designation, collaborate on support for part-time faculty, and collaborate on training for faculty hiring committees.

Special Projects Action Team: The Special Projects Action Team will work on short-term projects that are identified by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council as high importance to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Areas of focus for 2014-2015 include gender-neutral restrooms and prayer/meditation rooms.

Research and Development Action Team: The Research and Development Action Team will work on reviewing data and recommending proven strategies that increase access and success to reduce opportunity gaps. Areas of focus for 2014-2015 include serving Latino/a students, Dreamers, and male students of color.

Training Action Team: The Training Action Team will be responsible for expanding learning and shared understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Areas of focus for 2014-2015 include cultural proficiency for social justice trainings and the development of a rubric to measure cultural proficiency learning outcomes.

Meetings

Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month from 2-4 p.m.


2014-2015 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are excited to announce the approval and funding of our 2014-2015 Strategic Plan, Budget, and Initiatives! This approval will mean strategic leadership and action by the Council as well as the campus as a whole through the efforts of our Action Teams.

To view the Strategic Plan and Budget, please click the link below.

2014-2015 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan 

If you are interested in being a part of one of our Action Teams please respond to the nomination (self nominations are welcomed!) form by clicking the link below or contact Nicki Sunwall directly at nicole.sunwall@edcc.edu or 425-640-1538.

2014-2015 Council Member and Action Team Nomination Form


2014-2015 Council Member Information

For all Council and Action Team members, to access the internal Council website, click the link below:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Members Site

For quick access to the internal Council calendar of events, click the link below:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 2014-15 Calendar of Events


Contact Information

Tonya M. Drake, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for College Relations and Advancement
tonya.drake@edcc.edu | 425.640.1559