Providing Access for Students with Disabilities
With COVID-19 being declared a worldwide pandemic, community colleges were immediately faced with making critical decisions as they assessed accommodations and considerations for students with disabilities. In this webinar AACC’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Kevin Christian, and Glennis Daniels-Bacchus, Associate Director of the College of Southern Maryland’s Disability Support Services, discussed the important steps community colleges need to take to address this population. They also answered questions submitted by participants.
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Engaging Diverse Students in a Swift Transition to Online Teaching and Learning
In this webinar AACC’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Dr. Kevin Christian talked with Dr. Melva Black, Interim Dean of Humanities and Assistant Professor of Communications at Volunteer State Community College (TN), and George Roberson, a male students of color, about the ways VSCC engaged students in adapting to the emergency online format. The panelists also answered questions submitted by webinar participants.
Addressing Unconscious Bias to Create an Inclusive Campus Community
This webinar was designed to provide an introduction to the topic of unconscious bias to community college administrators and educators. Unconscious bias is defined as the automatic, implicit and instantaneous association of stereotypes or attitudes towards a particular group of people.
AACC promotes increased access and success for the diverse community college population by securing federal and private support to colleges and providing opportunities, resources, and information related to persistence, retention, program completion, and transfer. AACC is committed to diversity in its policies, programs, and relationships, as well as in its efforts to build, maintain, and promote a culture of equity and inclusion.
Download the AACC/ACCT Joint Statement of Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Excellence in Student Success and Leadership Development.