Advancing equity is a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration. Community Colleges have historically played a key role in identifying and promoting interventions that advance equity and opportunities for marginalized populations. Join us for a series of three roundtables exploring how community colleges can better measure equity in their programs and incorporate strategies to improve employment-related outcomes for historically marginalized groups.
Are you interested in learning more about defining equity at the community college level? Would you like to better understand common equity disparities found in the community college systems and discuss their root causes?
The Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office and the Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Workforce Investment are jointly hosting these roundtables. This session will explore definitions of equity and discuss how community colleges can effectively identify and monitor equity gaps. The speakers will summarize common equity disparities found in community college systems, from enrollment to employment-related outcomes. The conversation will also highlight some of the root causes of equity disparities and consider how system structures interact with these disparities.
The first roundtable will examine the definitions of equity, explore the root causes of disparities in outcomes amongst community college students, and discuss how community colleges can effectively identify and monitor equity gaps.