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CCA Community Recommendations for Racial Justice + Equity Initiatives

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Racial Justice + Equity Initiatives Recommendation Form. Below is a listing of all the recommendations PDSG received, sorted by category. Information regarding the status of the recommendations will be added over the next few weeks.

Updated 4 Augut 2020


Assessment/Reform

New Initiatives:

  • Attendance Policy: Evaluate Equity for Working Class & BIPOC students
  • Decolonial Anti-Racism Assessment Commission: Establish
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Assessment: Implement (2)
  • Policing + Mental Health Procedures: Evaluate + Reform (2)
  • Professional Assessment + Workshops: Implement
  • Staff Policies re: Adjudication + Policing: Reform

Current/Ongoing Initiatives:

  • Appointments, Promotion, Tenure Procedures: Assess + Reform
  • Anti-Racism Assessment + Accountability: Implement
  • Racial Equity Assessment: Implement
  • Student Retention + Success Committee: Reconvene (3)

Curriculum

New Initiatives:

  • Academic Research Center: Establish
  • Center for Black Visual Culture + Curatorial Practice: Establish
  • Core Curricula Syllabi: Review
  • Critical Race Theory Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC): Create

Current/Ongoing Initiatives:

  • Anti-Racism Curriculum for International/Multilingual Learners: Implement
  • Anti-Racism Medium-Specific Curriculum: Implement, Assess
  • Community Arts Major: Relaunch
  • Community Arts Major/Social Practice + Community Engagement (SPACE) Minor Taskforce: Establish
  • Creative Citizens in Action: Continue
  • Critical Ethnic Studies: Name Change from Diversity Studies
  • Curriculum: Reform
  • Decolonial School: Support (4)
  • Non-Western Curriculum Revision: Implement (2)
  • Syllabi Peer Review Process: Implement

Data

New Initiatives:

  • Annual Race and Equity Report: Establish
  • BIPOC Student Assessment: Implement, Communicate
  • Demographic GPA Assessment: Implement
  • Grading Assessment: Implement

Current/Ongoing Initiatives:

  • Demographics: Research + Assess
  • Faculty: Research Diversity Data

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Strategy

New Initiatives:

  • CCA Cares (for Faculty + Staff): Expand
  • CCA Havurah Club: Establish
  • Collegewide Anti-Racism Learning Outcome: Implement
  • Community Partnership + Outreach: Implement
  • Diversity + Inclusion to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Change
  • Day of programming that honors the BLM movement and those impacted by police brutality: Implement
  • Heritage Months: Establish (2)
  • Land Acknowledgment on .EDU / Portal: Establish
  • Land Restoration: Support
  • Land Tax: Support
  • Local Service Opportunities: Communicate
  • PDSG: Name Change
  • Question Bridge Project: Implement

Current/Ongoing Initiatives:

  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art + Design (AICAD) Diversity + Equity Conference: Debrief/Follow-Up (2)
  • Black Earth Farms: Support
  • CCA Groups + Task Forces: Support
  • Community Arts: Support
  • Diversity Studies: Support
  • Decolonial School: Support
  • Citizens in Action: Support
  • The Center for Impact: Support
  • The Center for Impact: Reimagine (2)
  • PDSG: Support

People

New Initiatives:

  • BIPOC Academic Leadership: Hire
  • BIPOC Faculty (RNT/TT): Opportunity Hire
  • BIPOC SICA Faculty: Hire
  • Dedicated Title IX or Title IV Coordinator: Hire
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leadership Position: Hire (2)
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Office: Establish (2)

Current/Ongoing Initiatives:

  • BIPOC Faculty Leadership Opportunities: Establish
  • BIPOC Faculty: Hire, Retain (3)
  • BIPOC Faculty + Staff: Hire, Retain (2)
  • Black Senior Leadership: Recruit, Retain
  • Board of Trustees: Diversify (2)
  • Board of Trustees: Diversify + Expand
  • Financial Resources + Job Security for BIPOC Faculty: Provide
  • Promotions + Hiring: Strategize

Space

New Initiatives:

  • Commons Space in Double Ground: Create
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Office: Establish (2)
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Space: Establish
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Student Center: Establish (3)

Student Services

New Initiatives:

  • BIPOC Financial Aid: Redesign
  • BIPOC Student Center: Establish
  • BIPOC Student / Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Space: Create
  • CANVAS Work Study: Support
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Student Center: Establish
  • Merit Based Scholarships: Reassess
  • Need-Blind Financial Aid: Implement
  • Student Governance: Reform

Current/Ongoing Initiatives:

  • BIPOC Disability Resources: Provide
  • BIPOC Housing: Provide
  • BIPOC Mental Health: Provide
  • BIPOC Student Leaders: Recruit
  • BIPOC Student Scholarships: Provide (2)
  • BIPOC Students: Recruit + Retain (2)
  • BIPOC Students: Support
  • CANVAS: Expand (2)
  • CCA Cares: Evaluate
  • DACA, Indigenous, Black Students: Support, Retain
  • Diversity Scholarships: Assess, Increase (3)
  • Local Bay Area Students: Recruit
  • PreCollege Program: Enhance BIPOC Focus

Training

New Initiatives:

  • Anti-Racism / Anti-Bias Training (for White Faculty): Require
  • Anti-Racism Peer Counseling: Provide
  • Critical Pedagogy Training: Implement
  • Critical Race Theory Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC): Create
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Professional Development: Provide
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Resources: Create, Communicate
  • Professional Assessment + Workshops: Implement
  • Senior Leadership Anti-Racism Training: Commit
  • Senior Leadership Anti-Racism Training: Implement
  • Senior Leadership Anti-Racism Training: Learn
  • Senior Leadership Training: Implement
  • Student Anti-Racist Training: Implement
  • Translated BLM Materials: Provide
  • White Privilege Workshops: Implement

Current/Ongoing Initiatives:

  • Anti-Racism Training: Implement
  • Anti-Racism Curriculum (for International/Multilingual Learners): Implement
  • Board of Trustees Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Training: Implement
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Conversations: Support
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Faculty Training: Implement
  • DiversityEdu for Students, Faculty, Staff: Require
  • DiversityEdu for Faculty + Staff: Require
  • DiversityEdu for Students: Implement
  • Leadership Training: Provide