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Engaging Diverse Students in a Swift Transition to Online Teaching and Learning
Thursday, April 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted community colleges across the nation to rapidly shift most of their on-ground courses to an online format. This adjustment impacted course access, technology resources, quality of instruction, student’s concept and knowledge retention, as well as social relations. These categories lead to unimaginable stressors, particularly for marginalized students, thus leading to academic stoppages and/or dropouts.
AACC’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Kevin Christian talks with Dr. Melva Black, Interim Dean of Humanities and Assistant Professor of Communications at Volunteer State Community College (TN) and one of her male students of color about the ways VSCC engaged students in adapting to the emergency online format.
Providing Access for Students with Disabilities
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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. AACC’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Kevin Christian and Glennis Daniels Bacchus the Associate Director of the College of Southern Maryland’s Disability Support Services will discuss the important steps community colleges need to take to address this population.
AACC hosted the webinar “Addressing Unconscious Bias to Create an Inclusive Campus Community.”
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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.