Dear Triton Community,
At Edmonds College, we are committed to student success for all and having a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community. As an institution, we are intentionally working to create an educational environment that embodies institutional transformation while actively advancing success for all students.
We endorse the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Equity/Diversity vision statement that calls for us to lead with racial equity to “maximize student potential and transform lives with a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in service to our diverse communities.”
As we move forward on this equity journey that includes our commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution, we acknowledge that as a community, we must come together to provide comprehensive learning opportunities, inclusive strategies and services that support our students’ educational goals, career aspirations, and success.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Antiracism Campus Climate survey
In Spring 2022, our faculty, staff, and students were invited to complete the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Antiracism Campus Climate survey. This survey is a foundational part of the new Washington State law, Higher Education - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism Training and Assessment, also known as SB 5227. This is the law that requires higher education institutions to implement a campus climate assessment to “understand the current state of diversity, equity, inclusion in the learning, working, and living environment on campus for students.”
We partnered with Hanover Research and obtained feedback from members of the campus community in order to develop the survey, which explored our faculty, staff, and students’ perspective of our current DEI and anti-racism efforts.
DEI Professional Development Course Curriculum
State Required Professional Development Program: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Anti-Racism Curriculum and Trainings
This course has been designed to meet the requirements from the 2021 Diversity in Higher Education law, but more importantly it is designed to provide Edmonds College employees a space to learn foundational concepts and reflect on how we can apply this knowledge to better serve our students, work toward eliminating structural racism, create a more inclusive community, close equity gaps, and advance student success for all.
Participants will be given feedback as they engage the curriculum, reflect on their learning, and/or have questions related to the material. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own DEI Student Success Action Plan that provides concrete opportunities to evaluate their current role at the college with the goal of moving forward and closing equity gaps. We will collect feedback from the course participants via a survey and course evaluations. We will share our findings with SBCTC.
Dr. Yvonne Terrell-Powell
Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Division
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Executive Assistant to the Vice President
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