Spring 2019 Faculty Hiring Regional Meeting


  • Thursday February 21, 2019 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • 9:30 AM Check-in & Continental Breakfast
  • Registration is free
  • Levan Center, Bakersfield College (campus map)
  • Parking: NE parking lot (no citations)

Faculty diversity is a critical component in the support of student success, and each California community college has a responsibility to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community and is best prepared to serve the college's specific student populations. At this event titled: "An Equitable Hiring Approach to Increasing Student Success", the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Equity Diversity and Action Committee and Faculty Development Committee will present important considerations for conversations on faculty hiring, including ways to diversify and expand hiring pools and reshape search processes to focus on candidates who understand and are committed to our students. By highlighting the importance of cultural sensitivity and appreciation as well as instructional excellence, along with considering the specific needs of our local student populations and communities, we can promote both student success and faculty diversity, two concepts that not only are not in opposition but that in reality are linked to each other.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • recruiting and diversifying applicant pools
  • hiring committee processes and structures
  • hiring criteria
  • using equivalency processes effectively
  • and more

Attendees will engage in hands-on exercises to develop equity-focused and student-focused interview questions that they can take back to their colleges. Join us for this important discussion as we all work to increase student successes by promoting greater faculty diversity and a focus on understanding and serving students.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register by: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 5:00 PM


ASCCC Spring 2019 Hiring Regionals

Theme: An Equitable Approach to Increasing Student Success

  • 2/21 - Bakersfield
  • 2/25 - Yuba College
  • 2/28 - Norco College

Program Outline

  • 9:30-10:00 Registration and Sign-in
  • 10:00-10:05 Welcome and Opening
  • 10:05-11:05 General Session 1: Implicit Bias
  • 11:05-11:15 BREAK
  • 11:15-12:15 General Session 2: EEO/Legal Requirements
  • 12:15-12:45 LUNCH
  • 12:45-2:00 Breakout Sessions:
    • Breakout #1 Innovative Strategies for Hiring Faculty of Color
    • Breakout #2 Revamping the Recruiting Process to Attract a Diverse Faculty
    • Breakout #3 Broadening Screening Pools Through Effective Minimum Qualifications and Equivalency Screening Criteria
  • 2:00-2:15 BREAK
  • 2:15-3:30 Breakout Sessions
    • Breakout #4 Mentoring and Retaining a Diverse Faculty
    • Breakout #5 Achieving common ground: Creating common understanding and expectations
    • Breakout #6 Approaches to professional development to transform hiring practices
  • 3:30 Closing Session