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Resources for Students @ PVCC
Syllabus Language & Examples
Syllabus Statements on Hunger/Homelessness
Housing crisis and food security are issues many students face. PVCC is committed to alleviating the stresses of these conditions by providing resources such as the food pantry, Puma 2 Puma. Take action and direct students to these resources to support student’s success by including a syllabus statement, or an announcement in your Canvas course. For example:
“Any student who faces challenges securing their food or housing and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Dean of Students for support. Furthermore, please notify the professor if you are comfortable in doing so. This will enable her to provide any resources that she may possess.” (Goldrick-Rab)
“If you are struggling financially this semester and need assistance take advantage of our Puma 2 Puma Program”
Sample Syllabus Statements on Mental Health/Depression
Reframing Language to Equity
Reframing Language to Equity
The language we use with students affects how their perceive whether or not they belong in college. Use this document created by Ana Chandler and Jim Rubin to reframe the higher ed terminology we use to be more inclusive to students.
Let Students Ask the Questions: Ideas for Creating Equitable Learning Environments
Books on Closing the Equity Gap
Engaging the Race Question by
Call Number: LC213.2 .D68 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
As codirectors of the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California, coauthors Alicia Dowd and Estela Bensimon draw on their experience conducting CUE's Equity Scorecard, a comprehensive action research process that has been implemented at over 40 colleges and universities in the United States. They demonstrate what educators need to know and do to take an active role in racial equity work on their own campuses.
We Want to Do More Than Survive by
Call Number: LC2717 .L68 2019
Publication Date: 2019-02-19
Educator Bettina Love argues that the U.S educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. Reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education which she calls the Education Survival Complex.
City Schools and the American Dream 2 by
Call Number: LC5131 .N643 2020
Publication Date: 2020-07-10
Despite the rhetoric and many reform initiatives, urban schools continue to struggle under the weight of serious challenges. What went wrong and is there hope for future change? More than a new edition, this sequel to the original bestseller has been substantially revised to include insights from new research, recent demographic trends, and emerging political realities. In addition to surveying the various limitations that urban schools face, the book also highlights programs, communities, and schools that are making good on public education's promise of equity.
Paying the Price by
Call Number: LB2342.15.W5 G65 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
Education Policy: evidence of equity and effectiveness by
Call Number: LC71 .G67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-01
Stephen Gorard provides a comprehensive examination of crucial policy areas for education, such as differential outcomes, the poverty gradient, and the allocation of resources to education, to identify likely causes of educational disadvantage among students and lifelong learners.
From Equity Talk to Equity Walk by
Call Number: LC213.2 .M445 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-22
From Equity Talk to Equity Walk offers practical guidance on the design and application of campus change strategies for achieving equitable outcomes.
Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools by
Call Number: LC213.2 .H67 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-03
Issues tied to race and culture continue to be a part of the landscape of America's schools and classrooms. Given the rapid demographic transformation in the nation's states, cities, counties, and schools, it is essential that all school personnel acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to talk, teach, and think across racial and cultural differences.
Employee Language Directory
PVCC Employee Language Directory
Need someone to help assist an English language learner? Use this directory to identify PVCC Employees who speak other languages.
Encourage the Use of the MyInfo App
Make it Happen at the Maricopa Community Colleges with the MyInfo app. Access your student information, find your schedule, books, room locations, grades, view financial aid information and account balances.
Use Open Educational Resources
The $$ students spend on textbooks could instead be spent on food, housing, or more classes. Help your students by using readily available OER materials. Or develop your own. See this guide for information on finding and using OER.
If your course material requires you to spend time lecturing, you may find it useful to provide guided notes for your students to use during the lecture. This saves them from missing key points if they are not able to write quickly enough, and suggests the parts of the lecture which are more critical to remember for tests or assignments. Below are links to suggested templates or readings about guided note-taking.
Funding for Students in Financial Need
All of us who work in higher education know that many students are one emergency away from leaving college. A car repair or stolen backpack can be the difference between staying in school, on a path to a more stable life, or dropping out.
But students can get the resources to keep them in class, thanks to an expanding movement of emergency funds organized by faculty union members. FAST funds are donation-based and accessible to students through a simple one page form.