Equity Initiatives

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Welcome to the Social Sciences and Humanities Equity page! Here you will learn about equity initiatives being undertaken by the division and resources for faculty and students. This includes the Equity Core Team, upcoming events, resources for faculty members who wish to infuse their curriculum or pedagogy with equity practices, and student resources available on- and off-campus.

Equity Core Team

The Equity Core Team model was created by our Campus Equity Office to enable divisions to work with their faculty on equity projects and to hold discussions across departments on how to improve equity and success rates for the students in our classes.

Our Social Sciences/Humanities Equity Core Team is very active in Equity efforts both in our division and campus-wide. We attend not only our own meetings but are part of the Equity Action Council and our members work closely with the Equity Office on campus-wide programming. Our Core Team has introduced a series of campus conversations around equity titled "Student Voices" where we bring together staff, faculty, administrators and students to have dialogue around student equity. The students are the focus of those workshops, and hearing their challenges and success allows faculty to better understand how to meet student needs so that our students can find more successful outcomes in and outside the classroom.

More recently, the Core Team has created a student resources page for our division, so that faculty can direct students to off and on campus resources such as food, health, psychological service, legal assistance, and more. We hope faculty and students will use these resources and include on their syllabi and on their course pages.

Our current core team membership consists of the following: Elvin Ramos (Dean), Steve Nava (Liaison/Sociology), Jim Nguyen (Political Science), Ameeta Tiwana (Anthropology), Rich Booher (Philosophy), MyLinh Pham (History), Laura Chin (Political Science) and Lori Clinchard (Humanities).

We meet bi-weekly for one hour each term. We welcome the participation of new members. If you are interested in joining the core team, please email Steve Nava at navasteve@deanza.edu.

Equity Resources for Faculty Members

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