Friday, April 15, 2016, 3pm MDC Members Present: Deanna Herrera-Thomas, Shannon Sullivan, Sean HerreraThomas, Jacqui Cain, James Talavera, Chris Callahan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Call to Order Introductions/Public Comment: Reminders about the John Powell event Approval of the Minutes from April 1, 2016, moved by Sean and Jacqui No Action Items Discussion items 5.1 –Website Development-The MDC website content is still under senate control. Sean will follow up with Debbie to see what the status is. Sean went and checked with Debbie—Evoq rollout has been slower than anticipated. Subpages will be built over the summer. Debbie does not have access to the page now, but can get items added. Fall is the best estimate of when the MDC will have control of our page. 5.2 EEOAC recommendations- MDC recommended Gender neutral restrooms, using proper pronouns in the classroom and in syllabi, encouraging HR to have more diversity related items on their site, and ensuring a clean safe area for nursing. Currently the nursing area might exist, but it is unclear. Follow up is needed. Follow up in Del Norte is needed with these issues, including signage. Some barriers at Del Norte include having enough restrooms to make this a possibility, but the bathrooms are usually locked for security reasons. Chris will follow up with Rory Johnson about this issue. The committee still has an opportunity to make more recommendations that Deanna can channel through the EEOAC. Deanna will send a list of all of our activities that we’ve executed through MDC to the president to keep the administration in the loop about our activities. Dana suggested making the recommendation that the cafeteria have better signage so folks can better keep their dietary preferences. Deanna wants to recommend the make the main CR webpage reflect the diversity on our campus. The faces on our website need to reflect our student body better. Lastly, the relationship assault handbook prepared by the MDC will be presented as a resource. 5.3 Planning for 2017-For the record, the Art Department will be hosting a Veteran Art Exhibition (among other events) From October 10 November 17, 2016. Planning for spring will take place this fall. 5.4 Integrated Planning of SEP and EEOA Plan and the Strategic Equity in Hiring Plan- We’ve gone down in our numbers, representing the diversity of our community. Our applicant pools are getting more diverse, but our hires don’t reflect that. Perhaps the hiring plan itself is working, but our hiring process isn’t parallel. Is there inconsistent messaging across the district regarding diversity and hiring? Let’s invite the new HR manager to our next meeting so we can have this discussion with her. Does CR have similar data to other CCCs? The chancellor’s office might have the data-Deanna will ask Angelina if she can access this information. All members should review the SEP and EEOA plan. We need to engage more trainings regarding transfer. Dana Suggested: Should we consider making an AA in Criminal Justice? This could assist in our serving diverse students. 5.5 SEP Proposal Form- Jacqui, Shannon, and Sean are going to use the new form for anticipated activities. We’ll meet in 3 weeks to see how the process works. 6. Reports 6.1 EEOAC meeting report6.2 Training on Stereotype Threat in the Classroom: Deanna Herrera-Thomas and Philip Mancus. Deanna will send the Power Points to the committee for review. The on campus training was really well attended, with a strong contingent of Student Services folks. 7. Announcements-North Coast Rape Crisis is interested in reinvigorating the “Take Back the Night” project on the CR campus. Jacqui reminded the committee about the importance of faculty showing up at our events. We need to be familiar faces for our students in their times of need. Chris brought up an issue regarding tabling for worlds AIDS day, including giving out free condoms. The ASCR advisor, Gary Sokolow, did not approve of students using funding for condoms. Planned Parenthood donated them, but there was still disapproval. Mark Winter or the Deans are the folks to approve tabling events. Mark did approve, but the process took almost a month. Dana is willing to come talk work-shopping and activism. There is a concern by students and faculty in Del Norte that there is no health center, and that there needs to be a condom distribution center, at the very least, on this campus. 8. Adjournment.