Introducing the Critical Conversations Series - a monthly opportunityyto talk with your colleauges about cultivating more inclusive classrooms
Conversations will be held on the 3rd Friday of the Month (January 18, February 15, & March 15), 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., in the Faculty Commons. Refreshments will be provided
For more information, please contact: Lori Saffin, Instuctional Pluralaism Chair, ext. 2161.
Welcome Yoshiko Harden, Vice President for Diversity!
Yoshiko Harden will lead efforts to promote equity and pluralism on campus by developing programs and providing guidance to campus leaders.
“One of my primary goals is to increase access and success for all students, but particularly for historically marginalized groups,” she says.
Harden, with over a decade of experience as a student affairs practitioner, comes to us from Highline Community College, in Des Moines, where she has held several positions, including director of multicultural services and student development.
Who We Are and Why We Are Needed
Bellevue Community College’s Office of Equity and Pluralism has a significant charge with sweeping responsibilities. We are a service organization that supports and advances the College's commitment to diversity and pluralism. To do so, we provide advice and leadership to administrators, faculty, and staff in these efforts:
- to recruit and retain a diverse workforce;
- to ensure an open learning community, free from the barriers of discrimination and harassment.
What We Do
- The Office of Equity and Pluralism supports and advances these College goals:
- To provide students, faculty, and administrators with an environment conducive to collegiality, learning, and constructive participation in college life
- To strive for diversity and pluralism in both the student body, the faculty, and the administration
- To promote international exchange of scholars and students
- To expand educational opportunities for persons of color, persons with physical disabilities, persons of different ethnic heritages, persons of different gender identities and orientations, and persons with limited financial resources.
- We disseminate information about practices, policies, and procedures regarding equal opportunity, disability, harassment, and discrimination
- We provide educational training to faculty, staff and students about their rights and responsibilities with regard to equal opportunity
- We develop and monitor the College's Equity Scorecard
- We help departments, divisions, and pluralism committees to develop and achieve annual goals to fulfill the college’s Affirmation of Inclusion and Pluralism Compact.
For an Office of Equity and Pluralism brochure or newsletter, contact: Beabe Akpojovwo - (425) 564-2268
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This page was last revised on November 29, 2012