The Benefits of Diversity and the Effects of Unconscious Bias on the Hiring Process

The California Community College System has one of the most diverse student populations in the country, but the diversity of faculty, staff and administrators lags far behind. This presentation from the 2017 ACHRO conference discussed how human beings have evolved to become biased and what CCC staff and faculty can do to ensure that their decision making is not unconsciously controlled by bias.

Personnel and Other Legal Issues OR "The Best Part of a CIO's Job"

The below presentation was delivered at the 2017 CCCCIO Spring Conference and addresses many of the basic questions and difficulties CIOs confront related to hiring, inheriting, evaluating, and firing employees. Some of the topics covered in more detail include: How to avoid personnel issues entirely: Hire the right people to begin with, and enforce confidentiality and being unbiased. How to respond to unacceptable performance from deans or other managers: Be honest in your evaluations regardless of how predecessors evaluated them, and utilize the FRISK model to develop a record of behavior...

Gender Pronouns Guide

Some people don’t feel like traditional gender pronouns (she/her, he/him) fit their gender identities. Transgender, genderqueer, and other gender-variant people may choose different pronouns for themselves. The following guide is a starting point for using pronouns respectfully.

IEPI Equal Employment Opportunity and Equity in Faculty Hiring Workshop - January 2016

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, and best practices in serving on a selection or screening committee. Yet,...

Project MATCH Faculty Internship Program

Project MATCH (Mentors Act to Change History) is an internship program in the Los Angeles Community College District dedicated to preparing and recruiting diverse faculty who are sensitive to the needs of the students and the community they serve. The goals of the program are to improve the diversity pool of faculty in the district and for the interns to become role models reflecting that diversity. For more than 20 years, Project MATCH has brought highly qualified professionals from diverse backgrounds and work experiences into the community college system. Project MATCH has more than 700...