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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CAC

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CAC

Central Arizona College’s Equity Council has been established to guide and hold the institution accountable for the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of work at the college via The Equity Plan.

The Equity Plan will address areas of concern to bring vivid exposure and focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in student success initiatives, college policies, employee recruitment and retention, hiring protocols and Guided Pathways curricula.

Through a reexamination of the Civility Statement and CAC’s college goals, the Equity Plan will ‘Shine a L.I.G.H.T.’ on diversity and equity for our campus and community. The plan includes 5 Spotlight Areas including Completion, Access, Retention, Equitable Representation and Stewardship and will include a review of student success data, college policies and procedures and curriculum and pedagogy in each academic division.

To learn more about Central Arizona College’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, click on the HSI tab below.

Equity Spotlight: Achieving the Dream

On a rotating basis, our ‘Spotlight’ will shine a light on targeted goals within the areas of Completion, Access, Retention, Equitable Representation and Stewardship. achieving the dream logo  

The current ‘Spotlight’ is on Student Success and CAC’s work with Achieving the Dream.

Central Arizona College has proudly partnered with Title V and Achieving the Dream to serve the needs of a diverse community and foster success for all learners.

With a targeted spotlight on Student Success, our Achieving the Dream team has set 2 priorities to improve equity.

Priority 1: Increase the yearly rate of credentials awarded. –

ATD Action Plan Strategies:

  • Advising Redesign
  • Academic Schedule
  • Pathway Maps 2.0

The rate of the credentials awarded is defined as the count of all credentials awarded (certificate and associate degree per 100 FTSE).

Priority 2: Increase fall-to-fall retention rate for all. –

ATD Action Plan Key Strategies:

  • Creating a Caring Campus: Faculty Team
  • Creating Caring Campus: Staff Team
  • College Foundations Model
  • Develop Academic Success Coach Model
  • Student Engagement Redesign

The U.S. Department of Education awarded Central Arizona College a five-year Title V Strengthening Hispanic Serving Institutions grant of $2,413,122 in September 2018.  No institutional match is required.  The Title V grant funds 100% of the project.