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​Faculty Resources for ​Personal Growth and Instructional Excellence and Innovation

FULL TIME FACULTY FLEX REQUIREMENT​​

Faculty Professional Development Committee page​

Full-time Faculty are required to complete a total of 8 equity/ anti-racism FLEX hours per academic year starting on July 1st, 2021.

How to Report and Track Flex Activities

Login to new FLEX database: https://studentrcc.sharepoint.com/sites/ws/flextrack 

There is no need to be on the Intranet or campus computer to access this website if they use the above link.​

You can ONLY receive FLEX credit for activity obtained in the current academic year and can only claim up to 6.00 hours of FLEX each day. No carry overs. FLEX hours cannot be rolled forward into other academic years or claim for prior years. Currently, faculty is required to participate in 24.00​ hours of FLEX per current academic year.

Here are some common examples accepted as evidence:

  • An email confirming your registration for a conference (These are the best)
  • Sign-in sheets​
  • Minutes from a meeting **(Department meetings are not acceptable as it is part of the faculty contract)
  • ID name tags with the conference logo on it (plus date and name of event)
  • Programs/agenda schedules that contain your name if you are a speaker or submitted a paper
  • A copy of a published paper​​
  • For Zoom workshops, a photograph of you in attendance and send a copy of the zoom meeting invitation

For more FLEX information, click the following link: FLEX Information page​

​FLEX Track documentation on how to use the new system


Steps:

  1. Login with your RCCD username & password.
  2. Once logged in, you can view your completed activities, activities in progress, and Add a New Individual Activity. You will want to Add a New Individual Activity.
  3. Please record all the Individual Activities and upload the evidence into FLEX (save it as a PDF) you have completed or plan to complete before June 30th. When you enter your Individual Activity in FLEX, an automatic email will go to your department chair for approval. Upon approval of your individual activity and receipt of your evidence of completion sent directly to me, you will be awarded Flex credit.
  4. You cannot roll-over prior academic year FLEX hours. You can only complete the hours within that open academic year.
  5. ​Submit Appropriate Evidence: The college requires evidence that you have completed and/or participated in an event outside of the PDC sponsored workshops. Any questions, please send your email to Nicole Brown​, Instructional Support Programs Coordinator. 
    Please note that ALL evidence must have the minimum three identifiers: Full name of attendee, Name of event, and date of event. Otherwise, it doesn't meet state FLEX requirements and cannot be accepted.
  6. Here are some common examples accepted as evidence:
    • An email confirming your registration for a conference (best)
    • Sign-in sheets
    • Minutes from a meeting **(Department meetings are not acceptable as it is part of the faculty contract)
    • ID name tags with the conference logo on it (plus date and name of event)
    • Programs/agenda schedules that contain your name if you are a speaker or submitted a paper.
    • A copy of a published paper
ASSOCIATE TIME FACULTY OPPORTUNITIES​​

The Equity Flex participation is not required of Associate Faculty.  If desired, Associate Faculty may complete up to 3 paid hours of Equity-related training per academic year.  Payment is made through RCCD Payroll who maintain the E-trieve accounts and monitoring for all three colleges.  Turn-around time from submission to payment is about 60 days.

FPDC webpage:  https://www.norcocollege.edu/committees/pdc/Pages/flex.aspx 

 

Part-Time (PT) Faculty Documents

 

​​EQUITY & ANTI-RACISM
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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CORA (Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement) COURSES

Please contact Dr. Gustavo Oceguera, Dean of Grants and Student Equity for registration.
Send Email​

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An Urgent Call to Action: Equity for Black Minds
EdEQ Advocacy: Educational Equity for Black Students in K-12

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Free Online Certificate Training Programs flyer

 

USC RACE AND EQUITY ALLIANCE

The following links contain training materials that were provided in the 2020-2021 econvenings.


Engaging in Productive Conversations About Race 
Presenter: Shaun Harper, Ph.D.
Kickoff Session – Summer 2020
 
Fostering and Sustaining Inclusive Classrooms for Students of Color 
Presenter: Shaun Harper, Ph.D.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
 
Understanding and Addressing Implicit Bias 
Presenter: Julie Posselt, Ph.D.
Monday, October 12, 2020
 
Understanding and Confronting Anti-Black Racism 
Presenter: Frank Harris III, Ed.D.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
 
Meaningfully Integrating Race Across the Curriculum 
Presenter: Shaun Harper, Ph.D.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
 
Recruiting and Hiring Faculty of Color 
Presenter: Shaun Harper, Ph.D.
Monday, January 25, 2021
 
Confronting Explicit Acts of Racism and Racial Violence on Campus 
Presenter: Shaun Harper, Ph.D.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
 
Implementing AB 705 and Other Legislation in Equitable Ways 
Presenter: Shaun Harper, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
 
Accountability and Incentives for Advancing Racial Equity 
Presenter: Estela Mara Bensimon, Ed.D.
June 2, 2021
 
​Opposing the Erasure of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans 
Presenter: Daniel Soodjinda, Ed.D.
Monday, August 2, 2021

 
​​NORCO COLLEGE EQUITY & ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES​​


​LIBGUIDES:

 

CULTURAL EVENTS CALENDAR:

https://www.norcocollege.edu/events/Pages/Cultural-Events-Calendar.aspx

 

CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & CIVIL LIBERTIES (RCCD)

 

COMMITTEES & GROUPS

  • RACIAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE
  • DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee):
  • TLC (Teaching & Learning Committee):
  • GUIDED PATHWAYS

 

STUDENT PROGRAMS

  • UMOJA
  • PUENTE
  • PHOENIX SCHOLARS
  • UNITY ZONE

 

​​EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS​​​


AACC:  https://www.aacc.nche.edu/

A2Mend:  https://a2mend.net/

Boston University Center for Antiracist Research:  https://www.bu.edu/antiracism-center/the-center/

CCCCO:  https://www.cccco.edu/

CUE:  https://cue.usc.edu/

EAB:  https://eab.com/

PASS - Promoting At-Promise Student Success:  ​https://pass.pullias.usc.edu/practice/

RP Group:  https://rpgroup.org/

TVD:  https://thevillagedemands.org/

USC Race and Equity Center:  https://race.usc.edu/colleges/

 

​​ARTICLES AND REPORTS​​

 

Beware of Equity Traps & Tropes (PDF)

Just Equations 2021 Report: Solving for Equity in Practice: New Insights on Advancing College Math Opportunity and Success (PDF)

Microaggressions/ Examples​ (PDF)

Re​covery with Equity (California Governor's Council for Post-Secondary Education) (PDF)

Equity Traps and Tropes-Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development-ASCD

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​​VIDEOS​​

The consciousness gap in education - an equity imperative | Dorinda Carter Andrews | TEDxLansingED

Reality Pedagogy: Christopher Emdin at TEDxTeachersCollege

Bringing Cultural Context and Self-Identity into Education: Brian Lozenski at TEDxUMN

Closing the Achievement Gap: Donna Ford

Vocal Point | The Black Male Achievement Gap: Telling the Truth

Baldwin-Buckley race debate still resonates 55 years on

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