Equity efforts at Modesto Junior College seek to address these questions and provide a more equitable experience for those who are disproportionately affected.
Modesto Junior College is a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined in Title V of the Higher Education Act as not-for-profit institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic, and at least half of the institution’s degree-seeking students must be low-income. The federal definition can be found here: www2.ed.gov/print/programs/idueshsi/definition.html.
Adapted from Vision for Success Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force report, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. https://www.cccco.edu/
This webinar by Dr. Mays Imad, professor of Genetics, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Pima Community College and founding coordinator of their Teaching and Learning Center, provides an overview of trauma-informed pedagogy: in this webinar, Dr. Imad defines trauma, discusses the impact of trauma on the brain and learning, and shares teaching strategies that can mitigate the impact of trauma and support learning.