Office of Diversity

Equity = Excellence Conference

California Community Colleges at the Vanguard of Change: May 1-2, 2008

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Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, California
Sponsored by De Anza College

Conference Goals

Share effective educational pedagogies, practices, and partnerships for serving diverse student populations.

Explore policy and organizational initiatives statewide which foster the institutionalization of student equity

Provide information, strategize and share institutional practices related to the hiring and retention of diverse faculty, staff and administration.

See the tentative two-day program schedule.

Conference Contacts

For more information about proposals, contact:

Dr. Marion Winters
De Anza College

For more information about the conference, contact:

Willie Mae Ogilvie
De Anza College

Featured Speaker

Professor James Banks
Director of the Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington
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Call for Presentations

We welcome presentation proposals that showcase initiatives proven to be effective in
addressing equity and diversity issues in community colleges. Exemplary sessions would include topics related to

  • strategies for institutional change,
  • pedagogy that enhances teaching and learning in diverse classroom,
  • initiatives that promote student success,
  • and/or practices that successfully recruit and retain culturally diverse faculty, staff, and administrators.

Selection Criteria: Program proposals will be reviewed and selected based on consistency with the conference goals, timeliness of session topic, creativity of approach, and demonstration of expertise by presenters.

Read about the proposal criteria and fill out a form to include with your submittal. Due by Wednesday, March 19.

E-mail your completed proposal to Dr. Marion Winters at


Office of Diversity
Building: Administration 105
Contact: Marion Winters
Phone: 408.864.8739
FAX: 408.864.5376

Last Updated: 3/27/08