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V3I2: Dig Deeper into the NWCCU Equity Resource Library

This summer we presented the Equity Resource Library, read more about the project here. As a curated collection organized to catalyze research-driven and data-informed efforts in your institution, we wanted to highlight some of the tools that it contains. If you haven’t had a chance yet, take a moment to peruse the links to see what might resonate with your work.

The upper left hand corner tile of the library, features the transformational area: Equity & Equity Mindedness. With over 75 listings, here are Links to Look For from each section to spark conversations and promote leading practices in equity and inclusion.

Tools for engaging equity and equity-mindedness for your institution

Link to Look For: Educator & Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education

[The Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching serves as a first step in identifying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that educators need in order to create and thrive in effective personalized, learner-centered environments. The Competencies are organized into four domains – Cognitive, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Instructional.

The Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education serves as a first step in identifying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions leaders must master in order to build and sustain learner-centered, personalized schools and learning environments. Outside of the education world, many of the themes in the Leadership Competencies reflect a larger movement toward a continuous improvement approach, shared leadership, and greater transparency.]

Webinars and videos

Link to Look For: Racial Equity in Online Environments

[A six-part webinar series presented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the USC Rossier Center for Urban Education. The series provides strategies for faculty and administrators to exercise agency of behalf of the most vulnerable students.

  • The Importance of Equity-Minded Virtual Practices During COVID19: A Conversation with Students
  • Equity-Minded Online Teaching: Using Canvas as a Model
  • Being Aware of Learning Opportunities and Constraints Posed by Online Teaching and Moving Towards Anti-Racist Practices
  • Online Support as an Anti-Racist Practice
  • Equity-Minded Mathematics Instruction
  • How to Express Care with a focus on Racial Equity ]

Guides and Fact Sheets

Link to Look For: Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: A Campus Guide for Self-Study and Planning

[The Campus Guide for Self-Study and Planning provides a framework for needed dialogue, self-assessment, and action. It can be used by campus educators as a tool for bringing leaders and educators together across divisions and departments to engage in an internal assessment process and to conduct necessary dialogues, all aimed at charting a path forward to improve all students’ success and learning. The Guide is designed with particular attention to helping campus leaders and practitioners focus on the success of students who come from groups who traditionally have been underserved in higher education.]

Articles and reports

Link to Look For: How Policy Choices and Institutional Practices Restrict College Opportunities

[This report offers critiques of trends in federal, state, and college practices that discourage low-income and minority students from enrolling and graduating from college. We’ve analyzed national data sets to tell the story that emerges from the data – a story about disturbing choices made by the colleges themselves. For it turns out that college leaders are important actors in the drama of shrinking opportunity in this country.]

We invite you to explore the Equity Resource Library:



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