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District Leaders of Diversity Council (DLDC)

The District Leaders of Diversity Council (DLDC) is a district-wide diversity council that includes representatives from various departments/campuses at PCC. The Council’s purpose is to serve as advocates and allies, raise awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues, design and implement new DEI initiatives for PCC in partnership with other PCC stakeholders. The foundation of the DLDC’s work is shaped through the theory of Social Justice. The DLDC uses Critical Race Theory to analyze our own practices and advocate for its use as a lens for analysis in our learning/working environments.

Steering and Action Groups 2020-2022

These Steering and Action Groups (SAGs) are slated to be formally convened (by OEI through the DLDC) to support institutional leadership efforts and provide regular updates within the DLDC.

They are slated to be formally convened by OEI quarterly for deeper foundational work, plus monthly in conjunction with other SAGs at the DLDC meetings.

  1. Institutional Equity Planning SAG: plays a key role in steering the development of equity and empowerment goals for the college, including compliance with OR House Bill 2864
  2. YESS Equity SAG: helps define, develop and support equity activities and measures for the PCC YESS (Achieving the Dream) initiative.
  3. Policy Review and Legislative Affairs SAG: strategically conducts CRT SWOT analysis of PCC’s current and proposed policies/practices, shared governance structures, reviews and engages legislative and regulatory activity that intersect with PCC equity practices.
  4. Native Nations and Indigenous Equity SAG: informs and promotes greater respect, awareness, critical consciousness and collaboration with Indigenous peoples at PCC through educational spaces and college practices.
  5. Queer Trans Gender Diverse Advocacy (QTGD) SAG: formerly the Gender Inclusive Spaces (GIS) committee, engages in ongoing leadership for raising awareness and creating safer, intersectional and accessible educational and workplace experience for LBGTQIA+ community at PCC.
  6. Inclusion through Accessibility SAG: collaborates with the PCC stakeholders (such as the Accessibility Council) to review and advance the policies, practices and college climate that support an accessible learning and work environment for individuals with disabilities. Supporting Faculty and Staff of Color: identifies and promotes strategies for institutional affirmative efforts in recruitment, retention, leadership development, and advancement for staff and faculty of color, including the development of resource groups.
  7. Supporting Faculty and Staff of Color SAG: identifies and promotes strategies for institutional affirmative efforts in recruitment, retention, leadership development, and advancement for staff and faculty of color, including the development of resource groups.
  8. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices SAG: collaborates with key stakeholders (i.e. POD, TLC’s, etc) to map, support and enhance college-wide ongoing DEI professional development, organizational learning and assessment for instructors, practitioners, and managers. Work groups are proposed for the following:
    1. Mapping and supporting Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices in instruction.
    2. Mapping and supporting Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices for practitioners and staff.
    3. Mapping and supporting Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices for managers.