E O & F

Sponsored by: California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office &
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
November 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Irvine Marriott
Program Agenda
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
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Check in & Light Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
- Cecilia Estolano, Vice President, California Community Colleges Board of Governors
- 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: Dr. Jacquelyn V. Reza. During her tenure as a faculty member at DeAnza
College, Dr. Reza has served as President of the Faculty Senate and on the State Executive
Council of the California Community College Faculty Senate. Dr. Reza has been an active
member of the Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges since its
inception in 1987 and in 1993 served as the organization's President. Dr. Reza received her
doctorate in International & Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco and
she holds degrees from San Francisco State University in La Raza Studies (BA) and two Masters
Degrees in Counseling (Rehabilitation Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy) and she a
BS from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria in Zoology. Dr. Reza has testified before the
California State Legislature regarding the needs of minority and first time to college students,
helped draft state policy mandating the special qualifications counseling faculty need to acquire
in order to effectively work successfully with diverse student populations. Her honors include
Northern California Chicana Scholarship Foundation for her leadership within the
Latina/Chicana communities, Golden Torch Award from San Francisco State University's Alumni
Association, is a recipient of the Women Leaders in Education Award from the Santa Clara
County Women in Education Association, the National Woman of the Year Award and the
National Outstanding Young Woman of America Award.
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: State and Federal Law by Legal Affairs Division, California Community
Colleges Chancellor’s Office
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.