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Apply for Fall 2021 SEED Cohorts

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Applications for the upcoming fall 2021 Valencia SEED program cohorts are currently being accepted. SEED, an acronym for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity, is an international project founded 30 years ago by Dr. Peggy McIntosh of Wellesley College. SEED utilizes a cohort-based, bi-weekly seminar model with the intention of creating gender-fair, multiculturally equitable, and globally […]

Welcoming in the New Year

Thursday, January 7, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2020 and ring in 2021, we would like to help you get the New Year off to a great start. While I have the pleasure of assisting with the curation of […]

Join a Work Team on Our Opportunity and Equity Initiatives

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 In College President Sandy Shugart’s College Update: Opportunity and Equity Initiatives, he named several equity and opportunity initiatives for immediate action. The Senior Team has commissioned three work teams to respond to these initiatives, and we invite you to serve alongside your colleagues as we pursue our equity-focused goals. Please note that these work […]

College Update: Opportunity and Equity Initiatives

Friday, October 2, 2020 A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President In earlier conversations, and now in ongoing strategic planning efforts, we have discussed our special responsibility, in light of Valencia College’s mission and history, to ensure that opportunity is real for everyone, and that equity, especially in student outcomes, is the test […]

Teaching for Equity: Fall Efforts to Advance...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning and Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs  This is the first in a series of communications focused on equity-minded teaching and learning at Valencia College. In late June, we concluded the “Teaching through the Coronavirus, Together” series with suggestions for using equity-minded practices […]

New Equity-minded Practice Series: Exploring...

Thursday, September 23, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning  In collaboration with faculty, building on the experiences and feedback from Destination 2019 participants and in complementarity with an emerging collegewide equity strategy, we have crafted an equity-minded practice series for the 2020-2021 academic year that culminates in Destination 2021. […]

Learning Council Seeks Additional Faculty Representatives

Thursday, August 27, 2020 During the Learning Council’s July meeting, focused entirely on racial equity, members called attention to the composition of the Learning Council itself, particularly the lack of racial diversity among the current membership. This led to a broader discussion about membership, recalling determinations made in September 2018 regarding the Council’s size and composition. Members […]

Racial Equity Resources Available Now and Coming Soon

Thursday, August 6, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses With the summer 2020 semester coming to a close, I continue to be grateful for the East and Winter Park Region and our efforts to create welcoming and safe spaces for our community to hold honest and courageous conversations. […]

Discussion on Racial Equity

Thursday, July 2, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses As we enter into the first week of July, we continue to reflect upon the topic of racial equity and seek ways to take action to end racial injustice. I am inspired to know that so many groups of […]

Teaching Through the Coronavirus, Together: Using...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning and Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs  On Monday, May 25, 2020, exactly one month ago, George Floyd died at the age of 46 while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after enduring a police officer’s knee on his neck […]