As the Office of Equity & Inclusion continues to support capacity building for equity and inclusion through campus and community engagement, we have the privilege of coaching ACC staff and faculty and supporting ACC departments as they begin and seek to sustain long-term equity work for student success. We also have the joy of collaborating and helping other colleagues with ongoing work that they have pioneered. The College is progressing at varying rates from simply participating in introductory training to enrolling in challenging levels of development, identifying thought partners for self-reflection, and exploring what it means to take risks for transformation and accountability.
As the new academic year unfolds, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with a growing number of dedicated staff students and faculty, continues helping the College to build its capacity to achieve equity in enrollment, persistence and completion for student success. This report provides the highlights and details of another year of engagement, education and relationship-building to support strategic planning and accountability for a measurable difference in enrollment, persistence and completion. This year, the Office staff and volunteers have again had the privilege of continuing to work with and learn from colleagues in all areas of the College: students, student life specialists, shipping and receiving specialists, accountants, custodians, advisors, administrative assistants, adjunct and full-time faculty, deans and senior leaders. We look forward to the next leg of the journey that will allow us to serve at even higher levels and continue to learn.