Working Together for Student Equity

October 6, 2016

Your participation will be imperative as we discuss strategies to address the needs of our most vulnerable students and develop strategies to close the achievement gap. You must RSVP via Eventbrite by September 30, 2016 if you plan to attend workshops or eat lunch.

  • Access the Eventbrite:
  • Click the green “REGISTER” button which will bring you to a menu of tickets to choose from.
  • If you are a classified staff, manager, full time faculty member, or adjunct faculty member who teaches during the day you have up to 4 menu items to RSVP for:
    1. One workshop during Breakout session I 
    2. Lunch: choose a sandwich or salad (you will need your Eventbrite ticket to collect your lunch; if you choose more than 1 lunch item, your first choice will be ordered)
    3. One workshop during Breakout session II
    4. One workshop during Breakout session III

Faculty have the option of returning to their divisions for an Equity Inquiry Activity after lunch. If you plan to do this, please do not RSVP for Breakout session II or Breakout session III.

Unless you own a time machine, please do not RSVP for more than one workshop during a single Breakout session ;).

  • If you are an adjunct faculty member who teaches at night, you have 1 menu item to RSVP for:
    1. The PM program from 5:00-8:00. Sandwiches from Panera will be provided to all attendees.
  • 8:15 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast (mirror pools)
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Introduction: PCC's Achievement Gaps (Sexson Auditorium)
  • 9:30-10:30 Keynote Speaker: Tyrone Howard Ph.D. (Sexson Auditorium)
  • 10:30-12:00 Breakout Session I: Equity Pathways and Workshops (see Eventbrite tickets for locations)
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch (Quad)
  • 1:10-4:00 Faculty will return to divisions for an Equity Inquiry Activity
  • or
  • 1:10-2:30 Breakout Session II (see Eventbrite tickets for locations)
  • 2:40-4:00 Breakout Session III (see Eventbrite tickets for locations)
  • 5:00-8:00 PM Session for adjunct faculty (Creveling Lounge)

Equity Pathways

An Equity Pathway is a series of professional development opportunities (~4) that will offered throughout the year focused on one of six themes:

  • Equity in the Classroom
  • Equity in Student/Customer Service
  • Equity in Leadership
  • Equity in Hiring
  • Equity in Campus Culture
  • Equity in Infrastructure

Kickoff workshops for each Equity Pathway will only be offered during Breakout session I. If you think you will participate in sustained professional development throughout the year, your attendance is highly encouraged. Any employee that completes the 4 professional development opportunities in a pathway earns an $800 laptop for the laptop loan program and a certificate of achievement!

Note that missing the kickoff workshop does not preclude you from participating in the pathway during the year.

Keynote Speaker: Tyrone Howard, Ph.D.

Tyrone C. Howard, Ph.D.

Tyrone C. Howard is professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.  He is also the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching and learning. He has looked at this work in particular with the experiences of Black males and other males of color in K-12 schools. Dr. Howard’s work has assessed the utility of race and racism in the school experiences and practices affecting racially diverse students.  Professor Howard has published over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males. His new book “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth” looks at ways that schools and colleges can create postsecondary possibilities for youth of color. Dr. Howard is also the Director and Founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, which is an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars, practitioners, community members, and policy makers dedicated to improving the educational experiences and life chances of Black males. Dr. Howard was recently named the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest honor provided to teaching excellence at the university. In 2016, Dr. Howard was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice and reform. 

Information on Equity Pathways, Workshops, and RSVP will be posted here when available.


For more information contact Valerie Foster at