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Welcome to Folsom Lake College’s Equity in Action webpage. Our commitment to equity is a collegewide effort, based on the strong collaboration and coordination between instruction, student services, and campus operations, as well as all faculty, classified staff, and administrators. We invite all employees to learn about this important work and get involved, whether at the unit or department level, by participating on a campus committee or workgroup, or taking advantage of professional development opportunities available each semester.

Our Commitment to Equity

Education should belong to everyone. To nourish this inclusion, FLC champions equity, diversity, social justice, and environmental sustainability as foundational to academic, campus, and community life. We work with the communities we serve toward just and fair inclusion into society in which all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We commit to equity driven decision-making, planning, and reflective processes that are responsive to the diverse identities and experiences in our community.

We seek to empower marginalized voices, nurture our many identities and social circumstances, foster cultural responsiveness, and stand against all manifestations of discrimination, including (but not limited to) those based on: ability statuses, age, ancestry, body size, citizenship/immigration status, economic status, educational status, employment status, ethnicity, food/housing insecurity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, incarceration experience, language, marital/partner status, military/veteran status, national origin, neurodiversity, political affiliation, pregnancy/reproductive status, race/racial identity, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

Equity Goals

District Wide Goals

Equity Goal #1

Eliminate Equity Gap for Course Success Rates

Equity Goal #2

Eliminate Equity Gap for College Level English & Math Throughput (First time students): Enrollment & Success

2019-2022 FLC Student Equity and Achievement Program Goals

SEP Executive Summary

  • Successful Enrollment: Among all Folsom Lake College applicants, the proportion who successfully enrolled. 
  • Retention: Among all Folsom Lake College students, the proportion retained from fall to spring, excluding students who completed an award or transferred. 
  • Completed Transfer-Level Math and English: Among all Folsom Lake College students, the proportion who completed transfer-level math and English in their first academic year. 
  • Transferred to a 4-year institution: Among all Folsom Lake College students, the proportion who completed at least 12 units, are no longer enrolled, and successfully transferred to a 4-year institution.
  • Award Completion: Among all Folsom Lake College students, the proportion who earned a degree or CCCCO approved certificate within a year of last enrolling.

Equity Efforts

Academic Supports

  • Guided Pathways
  • English & Math Placement at College Level
  • Co-requisite support for English and Math
  • Meta Majors/2 year Program Plans/Program Maps
  • Learning Skills Integration + Title III Grant
  • General Tutoring
  • Science Skills Center
  • Reading Writing Center
  • Math Center
  • Opt Out Schedule

Curriculum & Instruction

  • English, Math, & ESL Curriculum Redesign
  • Prison ReEntry Program (PREP)
  • Technology Accessibility Changes
  • Instructional Equity in Action Monthly Dialogue
  • State/District/College Academic Senate Response
  • Supporting Infusing Anti-Racism/No Hate Education
  • Culturally Responsive Curriculum
  • CSU Ethnic Studies Requirement
  • Faculty Data Equity Inquiry Groups
  • Syllabi Revision

Student Supports

  • Equity Center
  • FalconCares Basic Needs Support
  • Health and Mental Health/Wellness Services
  • Guided Pathways: Soar to Success Case Management Support & New Student Onboarding
  • Starfish Early Alert
  • Specialized program support: EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, DSPS, NextUp
  • Degree Planner and Scheduler
  • 15 to Finish initiative
  • DI Population Student Focus Groups
  • New program serving Black/African-American Students: Peer Engagement for Achievement, Culture, Connection, and Excellence (PEAC²E):
    • with plans to expand to Latinx, Native American, & API students

Employee Hiring & Retention

  • Faculty Diversity Internship Project
  • Hiring Equity Training
  • Revised Hiring Manuals
  • New Faculty Academy focus on equity
  • Increase faculty diversity through adjunct hiring

Professional Development

  • Implicit Bias Training by Kimberly Papillon 
  • Classified Equity Training 
  • Equity Data Training for Deans
  • Student Employee Equity Training
  • Student Services All Faculty and Staff Monthly Equity Trainings
  • Faculty Professional Development Focus
  • How to be an Anti-Racist  Campus Book Read
  • Dr. Frank Harris Equity-Mindedness Professional Development Series for all faculty and classified staff
  • Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Success and Equity Through Effective Teaching Institute
  • Skyline College Equity Institute: The Anatomy of a Transformative Course: Critical Competencies for Student Success
  • Delivering Student-Ready STEM Education

Planning and Operations

  • Equity Action in Annual Unit/Department Plans
  • Integration of Guided Pathways into College Governance
  • President’s Advisory Council on Racial Equity & Justice
  • Equity Dashboard
  • Racial Justice Canvas Site
  • Institutional Effectiveness Committee Review of College
  • Planning Documents
  • Mission Statement Review

Upcoming Equity Workshops & Trainings

Mar
11

PD: Still We Rise: Core Competencies to Support African American Student Success

Zoom audio/video workshop
from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Mar
22

PD: Equity in Instruction

Zoom audio/video
from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Apr
05

PD: Equity in Student Services

Zoom audio/video
from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Campus Book Reads

Fall 2020

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi

Spring 2021

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad, Wednesdays beginning February 10, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Zoom link

Campus Updates and Presentations

Fall 2020

August 19, 2020

November 9, 2020

Spring 2021

Monday, February 8, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Falcon Cares Program and Basic Needs Support for Students and Equity Center
Recorded Video

Monday, March 1, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Equity in Instruction
Zoom link
Password: equity

Monday, April 5, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Equity in Student Services
Zoom link
Password: equity

Monday, May 3, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Equity in College Support and Administrative Services: Equity Framework
Zoom link
Password: equity