Student Equity Planning at PCC
Our college's Educational Master Plan (EMP) identifies student success, equity, and access as our first mission critical priority. In its simplest terms, we define equity as parity in educational outcomes for all students. This definition includes our understanding that historical and contemporary policies, practices, and discourses have created structural barriers for minoritized students. As such, we operationalize equity as an inquiry-based practice of identifying equity gaps (also called "opportunity gaps"), and then investing the necessary material and human resources into strategic interventions to close those gaps.
We embrace our identity as a college that is majority Students of Color and are committed to eradicating the equity gaps currently experienced most deeply by our African American and Latina/o/x communities (EMP A3).
The Student Equity Plan is the District’s guiding document for all efforts focused on increasing measurable equitable outcomes for our racially minoritized students. We invite you into this work as we take the opportunity to invest in student equity personally and professionally in service to our students. It starts with each of us.
The Plan is designed to address closing gaps in five student success metrics:
- Successful Enrollment
- Persistence from term to term
- Completed transfer-level math and English within the first year
- Attainment of a degree or certificate within three years
- Transfer to university (4-year institution) within three years