Authors: Ángel González, Ed.D. | Eric Felix, Ph.D.
A major effort being implemented in the California Community College System is the Student Equity Policy (SEP). This policy requires all community colleges in the state to examine five academic areas which include access, basic skills progression, course completion, transfer to a four-year institution, and degree completion for disproportionately impacted students. Within these five academic areas, there are six mandated student groups to disaggregate data and identify inequity for, including racially minoritized students, women, low- income, foster youth, veterans, and students with disabilities (Student equity plans, Ca. Stat. § 78220, 2014). Since race and gender are two focal areas of the reform, the Student Equity Policy offers the opportunity to explicitly address men of color (MOC).
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