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Learning Council Continues Conversation on Equity

During the Thursday, November, 7, 2019, Learning Council meeting, held on the Osceola Campus, council members continued the conversation on equity that was the focus of the October meeting, drawing on feedback shared by Valencia faculty members during Destination and the nearly 200 faculty and staff members who engaged in the student outcomes campus forums facilitated […]

Leadership Forum Reflects on Equity

Members of the Valencia College Leadership Forum reflected on equity and how we, as a college, may move the discussion to action during the forum’s Tuesday, October 22, 2019, meeting. President of West and Downtown Campuses Falecia Williams, Vice President of Academic Affairs Isis Artze Vega, Vice President of Student Affairs Joe Richardson, Assistant Vice President of Teaching […]

Learning Council Focuses on Equity During October Meeting

Equity took center stage at the Thursday, October 3, 2019, meeting of the Learning Council. In fact, more than two thirds of the meeting time was devoted to the topic of equity, centered primarily on feedback and recommendations shared by Valencia faculty during Destination 2019. Falecia Williams, president, West and Downtown Campuses, Wendi Dew, assistant vice […]

Advancing Equity and Belonging: An Assistant Vice...

A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources and Joe Richardson, Vice President, Student Affairs As a part of Valencia’s continued commitment to equity and belonging, we want to improve access for all members of our community to services and support as we strive to realize a collegiate community where everyone feels welcome. To improve that […]

Your Participation is Needed; Equity and Belonging Focus...

A Message from Ryan Kane, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development and Inclusion Valencia College has partnered with Hezel Associates, a third-party research firm, to conduct focus groups with faculty and staff across the College’s campuses. The purpose of the focus groups, which will be conducted by the Hezel Associates staff, is to learn about the experiences of […]

Focus Groups on Equity and Belonging to Begin This Month

A Message from Ryan Kane, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development and Inclusion As part of our continued dialogue on the topic of equity and belonging, including our conversations with Tia McNair and Claude Steele, and based on our discussion on student success data, we will host a number of focus groups during the week of May 20, 2019, for faculty […]

You’re Invited to Learn from Renowned Experts on...

As part of our continued conversations on equity and diversity, as well as inclusive active learning and culturally responsive pedagogy, all Valencia College employees are invited to hear from two renowned experts — Dr. Bryan Dewsbury and Dr. Saundra McGuire. Inclusive Teaching: A Pathway to Deeper Teaching by Dr. Bryan Dewsbury Bryan Dewsbury, Ph.D., is a […]

Building Our Inclusive Community – A Conversation on...

Continuing our work of inclusive excellence, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Valencia welcomed Dr. Tia McNair, vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Tia engaged with us — at our newly named Leadership Forum meeting — on our journey to build an inclusive community and explore the […]

Reminder — Equity and Belonging Reading Circles and Tia...

Our reading circles on equity and belonging are off to a great start. If you’re reading one of the books, be sure to sign up to participate in one of the reading circles, as there are still many dates available in October. There, we will discuss the books and how they can influence our working theories and […]

Upcoming Reading Circles on Equity and Belonging

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, Executive Vice President and Provost, and Campus President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses All faculty and staff are invited to participate in a reading circle to help inform our working theories, hypotheses, and perhaps a new big idea related to closing the gaps in student performance. This fall, we’ll […]