Community College Research Initiatives

June 25, 2020

Join us! Twitter chat on racial equity in education reform

We’re hosting our next Twitter chat! And we are excited to invite you to join us Friday, July 10, 10 -11 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, with an optional extra 30 minutes for questions. Please follow us on Twitter to see updates and use the hashtag #CCRIchat in your tweets along with A1 (answer 1 for question 1 and so on…) For example, to respond to question 1, tweet: #CCRIchat A1 [your response up to 280 characters].

The focus for our discussion:
We’ll be chatting about how to use a racial equity lens in coaching for college reform along with how to talk about racial equity in coaching colleges.

One of our partners, Jobs for the Future (JFF) has recently posted CCRI’s briefs, tools and resource recommendations created on their Student Success Center Network Coaching Toolbox. JFF’s publication of this treasure trove of materials is timely as they emphasize the critical role of racial equity in reforming community college education. These resources are directed at coaches who work with community colleges to implement guided pathways and reduce disparities in student success among racial groups, but they have valuable insights for any community college reformer.

Given recent unrest due to COVID-19 and police violence, constructive dialogue is more critical than ever to support a race-conscious approach to achieving more equitable outcomes for America’s Black and Brown students, and these tools provide guidance to accomplish this critical goal.

To prepare for the Twitter chat, here are the materials we invite you to read. Our team has published the resources listed below. Closer to the chat, we will also be publishing a blog with Community College Research Center (CCRC) focusing on these two briefs that weave together coaching, guided pathways and equity, and we’ll link to it in our Twitter feed, LinkedIn and website. 

CCRI’s equity-minded coaching briefs and tools
Brief: Coaching for More Equitable Student Outcomes
Brief: Integrating Racial Equity into Guided Pathways.

New to Twitter chats? Read this short article about how to participate in one.