Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Governing for Equity

ACCT Virtual Diversity Institute

June 22, 2021 to June 29, 2021

ACCT’s 2021 two-day Virtual Diversity Institute focuses on exploring the policies and practices that help community college governing boards and college leaders create a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) mindset for their colleges to foster a more equitable institution for their communities.

Core Values for Changing Campuses

Dawn Lindsay

The 2015 Charles Kennedy Equity Awardee talks about the importance of inclusivity and diversity on campus.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (2020)

A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards

Endorsed by the ACCT Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Checklist and Implementation Guide for Community College Boards was created in cooperation with  the associations’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A conversation with Dr. Pollard of Montgomery College

Community colleges tend to be exceptionally diverse places. This diversity has tremendous value, but it also means that trustees and presidents need to be aware of the wide variety of challenges that students and prospective students face. This conversation focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Equity Action Agenda for Community College Governance (2018)

ACCT’s Equity Action Agenda for Community College Governance is a guide based on the responsibilities of community college trustees and the college’s leadership to promote policies that support access, affordability, equity and completion for all community college students. College diversity, equity, and inclusivity policies facilitate academic progress and economic and social mobility for all.

Meet Maria, Amarillo College's Most Promising Student (Part 2)

Maria is a “the typical student at Amarillo College. By empowering Maria as a secret shopper, asking her to write the college values, and redesigning systems around her, completion rates at the college improved from 19 percent to 48 percent over three years. 

Meet Maria, Amarillo College’s Most Promising Student (Part 1)

Amarillo Colleges Regent Jay Barrett and President Russell Lowery-Hart profile the college's most significant student, Maria, and explain how getting to know her has transformed the institution.

Stories of Equity and Inclusion Building

A college examines the importance of culture and its impact on equity and inclusion and discusses activities and tools to grow and maintain that culture.

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges (2021)

Innovations and Opportunities

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovations and Opportunities details the needs and challenges of rural community colleges throughout the United States.

The Complexity Behind AAPI Inclusion: Who Counts?

Pam Y. Eddinger

Disaggregating data can help community colleges move beyond the “model minority” myth and better serve all Asian American and Pacific Islanders.