Goal A

Unearth, examine, acknowledge, and identify concrete actions to account for the racial history of West Valley College.

  • Conduct research via interviews and review past data and archival documents
  • Share findings with the campus community during an open forum and through a written report
  • Identify and remove campus rituals, symbols and artifacts that contribute to racial inequities
  • Evaluate statues, named buildings, donors, scholarships, mascots, traditions
  • Identify tangible and concrete ways to create a culture of equity and inclusion
  • Identify and implement (e.g., art, memorials, events) commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity on campus
  • Identify and implement a formal survey process to gain insight to the experience of the Black/African American student, staff, and faculty at WVC

Examine, Access, Disaggregate Data

  • Proportion of Black/African American and marginalized students enrolled, compared to the proportion of the Black/African American and marginalized population in the service area
  • Proportion of Black/African American and marginalized students/ graduates of local high schools enrolled

Campus Effort

  • Black/African American and marginalized students: student-to-faculty ratio
  • Black/African American student representation on student government
  • Proportion of Black/African American and marginalized students utilizing campus support services
  • Proportion of Black/African American and marginalized students in high impact programs


  • Fall to spring persistence rate for Black/African American and marginalized 1st year students
  • Fall to fall persistence rate for Black/African American and marginalized 1st year students
  • Persistence of Black/African American and marginalized students within majors/major changing patterns


  • Proportion of Black/African American and marginalized students who graduate with honors
  • Proportion of Black/African American and marginalized students who are on the dean’s list
  • Transfer rate of Black/African American and marginalized students
  • Proportion of entering Black/African American and marginalized students who complete a program of study

College Policies

  • Lead college initiative to accurately document all current college-specific policies practices
  • Evaluate all policies practices using antiracist framework
  • Eliminate/revise policies/practices which create racial barriers to success

College Data Collection

  • Examine the type of data collected on an annual basis
  • Examine how data is used

Student Equity

  • Create and implement a student success reporting process to empower equity program leaders to track the academic progress of their students in real time by consistently monitoring course enrollments, major changes, grades, units completed, completing course withdrawals, GE requirements and academic standing
Goal B

Address Anti-Blackness and in the campus culture in and out of the classroom.

  • Eliminate racially biased language, textbooks and instructional materials
  • Include textbooks and materials representative of the racial and cultural backgrounds of our students
  • Create Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), objectives, course descriptions, assignments, methods of instruction and assessments, and lecture/lab content that are relevant and accessible to the racial and cultural backgrounds and abilities of our students
  • Communicate clear, equitable grading policy
  • Use welcoming language that is accessible to students
  • Review data on the treatment of Black/African American students in the student conduct process. Create and implement a system where acts of bias can be reported
  • Demographic of those referring, being reported, and being disciplined at each level of severity and the overlay of types of conduct being referred
  • Through qualitative and quantitative approaches, assess the persistent and unchecked racial microaggressions (e.g. ascription of intelligence, pathologizing culture of criminality)
  • Bias Response System create and implement a system where acts of bias can be reported
  • Create formal avenue for students to provide feedback to faculty on biased materials and pedagogies in class
  • Create a Bias Education Response Team
Goal C

Implement sustainable actions to contribute to an Anti-Racist culture at West Valley College.

  • Incorporate the antiracist and Inclusion Action Plan into all campus strategic plans
  • Support revision of college mission statement to highlight commitment to antiracism
  • Implement training and make space for dialogue on the use of guiding principles to campus groups
  • Dedicated space, community resources, student services, academic support, institutionalized cultural programming, secured permanent funding
  • Examine students’ and employees’ experiences of antiblackness on the campus and in the workplace using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Identify significant institutional methods to lift Black voices that can be institutionalized
  • Identify an annual quantitative process to examine the experiences of students, staff and faculty and a process to acknowledge and improve those experiences
  • Intentionally explore the intersection of Black/African American racial/ethnic identity with other salient identities: Black/African American LGBT students, parents, adult learners, student-athletes, students with disabilities, justice-impacted, veterans, foster youth, homeless, transfer students
Goal D

Create a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive campus climate.

  • Work with Human Resources to expand locations of position advertisements to reach more candidates of color
  • Update diversity statement in job descriptions
  • Develop an intentional partnership with HR to create an institutional onboarding process for People of Color (POC) faculty, staff and administrators grounded in creating an environment where one can feel welcomed, supported, and set up for success.
  • Increase the enrollment of Black/African American and underrepresented and underserved students
  • Identify and remove potential barriers and create targeted outreach and recruitment plan
  • Increase percentage of students applying for and receiving financial aid to 100% of those eligible
  • Assess the current data demographic collection practices for each student services program regarding outreach, recruitment and yield
  • Outreach practices: student groups we are recruiting, yielding and those we are not
  • Expand an understanding of student groups using support services and those who are not using the services and the “why”
  • Create intentional learning for students, classified professional staff and administrators
  • Create intentional learning for the President’s Cabinet and the Senate Presidents
  • Establish an equity and inclusion award to acknowledge campus members (student leaders, staff, faculty, administrators)
Last Updated 1/6/22