The West Valley College Antiracism & Inclusion Action Plan was developed during the summer of 2020 and set forth a plan of action regarding the five primary goals, along with metrics to measure the attainment of these goals and the resources necessary to accomplish them.
Unearth, examine, acknowledge, and identify concrete actions to account for the racial history of West Valley College.
Address Anti-Blackness and systemic Racism in the campus culture.
Implement sustainable actions to contribute to an Anti-Racist culture at West Valley College.
Create a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive campus climate.
To meet the 2023 objectives, member-led Working Groups have been assigned to each primary goal. The composition of each group is comprised of members from all divisions. Over 50 members volunteered to be a part of this work. The Working Groups are responsible for soliciting information from students, staff, faculty, and administrators to ensure campus-wide involvement, perspectives, and insight.
Responsible for assessing their assigned goal and overall strategy and implementation process
- President Forums
- Quarterly campus wide emails
President's Anti-Racism & Inclusion Task Force
The Task Force will listen to goal updates from each group and provide support, champion, and spark ideas to further enhance the work completed by the working groups.
College President, President, Associated Students, Black Student Union, President and Vice President, Student Success Ambassadors (2) and the Vice President of Administrative Services.
Summary of Progress
|October||Action Plan adopted by the Academic Senate, Classified Senate, and College Council|
|November||Working Group applications shared with the campus|
|December||Working Group leads appointed|
|January||Working Group participants appointed|
|February 4||Working Groups participated in an Anti-Racism Retreat, led by Dr. Luke Woods (VP of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. Distinguished Professor of Education at SDSU)|
|February – May||Working Groups met bi-monthly|
|May 21||Working Groups shared summary of semester Progress at President’s campus-wide forum|
- Revised to eliminate redundancy and overlap of primary goals
- Leads attend Retreat to recenter, led by Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, (President, Washington Consulting Group)
|February||Campus-wide update to be sent out via email|
|March – April||President's Anti-Racism & Inclusion Task Force to meet with working group leads|
|April||Leads to share 2021-2022 progress towards Goal|
|May||President’s college-wide forum: Leads will share 2021/2022 (year 2) accomplishments and progress made|