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Closing the Equity Gap: Professional Development Opportunities

Resources for instructors on strategies, activities, professional development opportunities to help them close the equity gap at PVCC.


National Equity Project: Center for Equity Leadership: Virtual Courses
Everyone can use coaching skills to become a better leader – coaching means supporting people in your organization to become more effective. Learn how to develop and strengthen the people you work with to become more effective teachers, teammates, and leaders.

AAHHE: American Assoc. of Hispanics in Higher Education
Location: Online, March 1-7, 2021
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is entering its sixteenth year and continues to address issues and concerns affecting Hispanics, with a focus on higher education. While the Hispanic population is the largest ethnic minority population in America, Hispanics are still highly underrepresented in the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and graduation rates.

AABHE: American Assoc. Of Blacks in Higher Education
Location: TBD
The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) is an outgrowth of the Black Caucus, which was a component of the former American Association of Higher Education (AAHE). As such, AABHE has a rich history of representing African Americans in higher education on national and international levels. The Black Caucus created the Summit for Blacks in Higher Education.

Annual Conference NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 
Location: Kansas City, TBD 2021.
The NASPA Annual Conference is a global gathering of student affairs educators passionate about critical higher education issues.

APAHE: Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education
Location: Oakland, April 14-16, 2021
Addresses Asian Pacific American concerns and issues in higher education. 

NCORE: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education
Location: TBD. In the meantime, you may wish to check out their webinars.
NCORE focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.

AHEAD: Assoc. on Higher Education and Disability
Location: Austin, July 19 – 23, 2021
Since 1977, AHEAD has offered an unparalleled member experience to disability resource professionals, student affairs personnel, ADA coordinators, diversity officers, AT/IT staff, faculty and other instructional personnel, and colleagues who are invested in creating welcoming higher education experiences for disabled individuals.

Open Education 2020

Location: Online, Nov. 9-13, 2020

The Open Education Conference is the world's premiere venue for sharing and learning about state-of-the-art research, practice, and advocacy in open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education.

NAME: National Assoc. of Multicultural Education Conference

Location: TBD, Oct. 8-10, 2020  Living Multicultural Education: Peace & Justice through the Ballot Box and Activism
Founded in 1990, NAME has become the premier national and international organization that is committed to issues of equity, inclusion, diversity, and justice in schooling.

Webinars or Self-led Modules on Inclusive Teaching/Environments

MCLI: Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation Events

Check out these upcoming opportunities offered by our own MCLI. You can register on the Employee Learn Center.

Structural Oppression in Higher Ed - Webinar: multiple dates
This course is in two parts. You must attend both to receive credit for the course.Webinars on December 8, 2020 from 10:00am - 11:30am AND February 19, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm.When most people think about oppression, they think about the concept of individual prejudices and biases or reference highly publicized hate groups--rarely viewing themselves as potential contributors to oppression. Most people don't view such things as antisemitism, racism, misogyny, and homophobia as embedded in our federal, state, and local policies that privilege one caste of people and burdens others--as oppression. In these times of racial and political unrest, we must define structural oppression, demystify its multiple forms, and employ strategies to usurp structures of oppression in our organization and replace them with equitable systems. Participants will be able to:• Define structural oppression,• Recognize multiple forms of structural oppression,• Identify at least 3 strategies for combating structural oppression at MCCCD.