Sponsored by: California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office &
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
November 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Why? Within the next few years, California community colleges will have an exponential increase in full-time faculty hiring not seen for nearly two decades – with an estimated 1,100 new full-time faculty members this academic year alone. Yet the past ten years, only 20%-30% of full-time faculty hires were from underrepresented communities.
Studies prove the educational benefits of a diverse faculty, which have helped to close achievement gaps by 20-50%. Fairlie, R. W., Hoffman, F., Oreopoulos, P. (2014). A Community
College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom. American Economic
Review, 104(8): 2567-2591.
Education Code Section 87100 states the need for a “work force that is continually responsive to the needs of a diverse student population [which] may be achieved by ensuring that all persons receive an equal opportunity to compete for employment and promotion within the community college districts and by eliminating barriers to equal employment opportunity.”
Title 5 Section 53003 requires that hiring committees be trained on the educational benefits of workforce diversity, the elimination of bias in hiring decisions, state and federal laws, and best
practices in serving on a selection or screening committee.
The summit’s purpose is to seek feedback on the proposed multiple methods / EEO best practices which will direct EEO Fund reallocation, while providing an opportunity to receive training for selection/screening committee members as required under Title 5.
Who? Faculty, classified professionals, students, and CEO & other administrators are invited to attend.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Check in & Light Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Welcome: President Brian Murphy
Dr. Brice Harris, Chancellor
Dr. David Morse, President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Educational Benefits of Diversity
“A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the
Classroom.” Fairlie, R. W., Hoffman, F., Oreopoulos, P. (American Economic Review 2014).
Presenter: Robert W. Fairlie, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Department of Economics, U.C.
Santa Cruz. His research interests include entrepreneurship, education, information technology, inequality, labor economics, and immigration. He has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters, two academic books, and numerous government and foundation reports. He has written extensively on education issues and has partnered with community colleges in his research. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Northwestern University and B.A. with honors from Stanford University. He has held visiting positions at Yale University, UC Berkeley, Australian National University, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He has received funding for his research from numerous government agencies and foundations. He has testified to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S.
Department of Treasury, and the California State Assembly regarding the findings from his research, and received a joint resolution from the California Legislature.
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: State and Federal Law by Legal Affairs Division, California Community
Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Presenters: Thuy Thi Nguyen, Interim General Counsel
Jake Knapp, Deputy Counsel
Peter Khang, Deputy Counsel
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Best Practices / Multiple Methods in Funding (Re)allocation
Breakout & Panels
Co-Chairs of EEO & Diversity Advisory Committee: Sheri Wright (Director of Human
Resources, MiraCosta College) & Thuy Thi Nguyen (Interim General Counsel, CCCCO)
Facilitators: Members, CCC Chancellor’s Office EEO & Diversity Advisory Committee
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: The Neuroscience of Decision-making and Education
Instructor: Kimberly Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on medical, legal and judicial decision-making. She has delivered over 100 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making in the fields of education, business, medicine, and the law. She has delivered lectures to the U.S. Department of
Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and the judiciaries of 12 other states. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has been appointed to the Georgetown
University National Center for Cultural Competence’s “think tank” for physician education. She has been appointed to the National Center for State Courts, National Training Team on Implicit Bias a “think tank” for national judicial education. She has produced documentaries on neuroscience and judicial decision-making which have received national recognition. Kimberly has a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law.