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Transformational College Redesign:

Building Blocks for Institutionalizing Racial Equity


By Mina Dadgar

March 2021

Evidence abounds about why it is important to pursue racial equity in higher education. Yet, how to practically remove long-standing oppressive structures, processes, and mindsets is less clear. This resource highlights learnings from California Community Colleges' equity champions about the three essential “building blocks” of creating lasting transformational change in service of equity.

  1. Lay a Strong foundation for Reform: Engage in movement building and uplifting the campus equity champions
   2. Gather the right Crew: Create inclusive teams and meaningfully involve students
   3. Scaffold Services Based on Need: Universally redesign oppressive structures while                          prioritizing resources by need
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