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SBCTC / Equity Policy Statement

“Leading with racial equity, our colleges maximize student potential and transform lives within a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in service to our diverse communities.” - Unanimously approved, June 2019

The Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges (WACTC) is the organization of community and technical college presidents. With its commissions, it develops policy recommendations to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and to the system.

WACTC has undertaken an effort to address equity issues in our community and technical college system. WACTC created the Critical Issues Committee to lead this work.  The Committee developed a work plan focused on four areas:

  • Providing professional development activities for presidents,
  • Developing a common understanding of equity,
  • Evaluating system-level policies and practices applying an equity mindset,
  • Creating a resource bank of effective policies and practices at the college level.

A significant effort this year 2018-2019 will be to evaluate system-level policies and practices related to financial aid, transitional studies, and undocumented students. Associate Vice President D’Andre Fisher was asked to serve on the Critical Issues Committee work-group for transitional studies.

FROM BEDA AND BEYOND:  An examination of policies related to the college success of WA State’s Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) students

Dr. Linda Kaminski, YVC | Jennifer Boland, SVC | Jodi Novotny, RTC
Dr. Tod Treat, WVC | D’Andre Fisher, NSC | Ha Nguyen, SBCTC

Presented at WACTC Retreat | August 1, 2019
Contact the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to receive a copy of the presentation. (