The Equity Institute

The Equity Institute: Developing a Single-Minded Focus on Equity

Tuesday, February 19
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this interactive day-long institute, institutional teams will engage in learning opportunities and activities to develop a deeper understanding of what equity means, what it looks like in practice and how it is manifested or stifled on their campuses. Teams will engage in conversations around equity challenges impeding the success of their students and brainstorm practical solutions that empower all members of the college community. Institutions boldly addressing their own equity challenges will share their strategies, obstacles, and outcomes. Teams will be challenged to engage with new tools to use in their own equity strategy.

By the end of the institute, teams will develop an equity vision that describes the experience they want for their incoming Fall 2019 students and leave with strategic and concrete next steps to implement when they return to campus to move their vision forward.

Breakfast and lunch are included. Registrants receive a 15% discount when attending both DREAM 2019 and the Equity Institute. See fees below.

Who Should Attend?

We strongly encourage teams of 2-5 individuals per institution to attend to maximize the value of the working times and activities built into the institute. Team can be comprised of individuals empowered to and/or interested in pursuing equity on their campus and may include:

· Senior administrators

· Diversity officers

· Student affairs officers

· Faculty leaders

· Institutional research leaders

· Diverse perspectives and experiences


Outline of the Day




7:30 am – 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 am – 10:15 am

Opening Plenary Session

  • Welcome

  • Activity: Race Card Project

  • Remarks from the President & CEO of Achieving the Dream

  • Plenary Speaker

10:15 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 11:45 am

Breakout Presentations (x3)

  • Everett College: 5 Dimensions of Equity
  • MiraCosta College: Institutionalizing Justice: Developing a Social Justice and Equity Center
  • Amarillo College: No Excuses Poverty Initiative - Eradicating Student Poverty Barriers Hindering Academic Success

11:45 am – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Breakout Workshops (x3)

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm


2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Facilitated Team Working Time

Teams should select one of the following options for their facilitated working time:

  • Building an Equity Assessment Tool

  • Building a Plan to Embed Equity in Decision-Making

  • Building an Equity Action Plan

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Wrap up/Report out


Rates for Equity Institute
Receive a 15% discount when you register for both The Equity Institute and DREAM 2019.


Fee, when Registering with
DREAM 2019 Attendance

Fee, when Registering for The Equity Institute Only

In-Network Colleges



Out-of-Network Attendees




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