Spring 2021; Resolution Number: 9.05
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges paper Anti-Racism Education in California Community Colleges: Acknowledging Historical Context and Assessing and Addressing Effective Anti-Racism Practices for Faculty Professional Development recommends that local academic senates “enact culturally responsive curricular redesign within disciplines, courses, and programs and with curriculum committees”;
Whereas, Resolution 03.02 F19 calls for the ASCCC, in order “to eliminate institutional discrimination, take steps to not only strive for a greater knowledge about and the celebration of diversity but also to support deeper training that reveals the inherent racism embedded in societal institutions in the United States, including the educational system, and asks individuals to examine their personal role in the support of racist structures and the commitment to work to dismantle structural racism”;
Whereas, Open educational resources (OER) should be created as an integral part of culturally responsive and anti-racist curriculum, and existing OER should be revised to be more to be more equitable, diverse, and inclusive to represent all groups, such as people from various races and ethnicities, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, students from low-income backgrounds, and any other historically underrepresented group; and
Whereas, Audit processes can be used to identify practices, policies, and curriculum that are inconsistent with established anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion goals;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, through the Open Educational Resource Initiative (OERI), develop an audit process and review framework to review and revise as necessary existing open educational resources to ensure that ASCCC OERI-supported open educational resources are equitable, inclusive, diverse, and anti-racist.
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, through the Open Educational Resource Initiative, develop a curriculum audit process and review framework to assess instructional materials for equity, inclusiveness, diversity, and anti- racism and make the process and framework available for local consideration, modification, and implementation; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to provide guidance to faculty in developing and selecting equitable, inclusive, diverse and anti-racist instructional materials.