Equity: Research and Identification of Successful Programs


Aid the department(s) in the following:

  • Identify existing courses and programs that have diminished or eliminated equity gaps
  • Identify other discipline-specific courses and programs offered locally, statewide or nationally that address equity issues (e.g., Puente, MESA, UMOJA, FYE)
  • Define the core components (high-impact practices) of successful programs which increase academic success and student equity for those groups of students who have historically been poorly served by the institution. Examples of core components may include collaborative learning models, interdisciplinary course linkages, culturally-responsive perspectives, etc.

Determine the variety of ways that these core components can be utilized in departments, identify which courses and programs incorporate these core components, and what the desired outcome(s) will be.