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


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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


  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 Nicol​​e 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

In an effort to simplify the process for payment of Professional Development Hours for Associate Faculty as laid out in the contract, RCCD has streamlined the process through Adobe Sign.

Following is an outline of the major changes:

  • The new process will be routed through Adobe Sign. Etrieve will no longer be used for this purpose.
  • Your Instructional Department Specialist (IDS) will initiate and facilitate the process.
  • To start the reporting process, an Associate Faculty will contact their assigned IDS who will initiate the process in Adobe Sign.
    • As soon as it’s started, you will receive an email from Adobe Sign for you to fill in the hours/details and digitally sign.
  • Only Department Chairs will approve the PD hours, which will then be routed to Payroll for payment processing.

If you have any questions, please contact your IDS.



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

Free Online Certificate Training Programs flyer



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










  • DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee):
  • TLC (Teaching & Learning Committee):






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/




Sustaining and Advancing Racial Equity Efforts During the Pandemic (PDF)

Norco College Equity Audit Report (PDF)

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



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