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. Yet, how to practically remove long-standing oppressive structures, processes, habits, and mindsets in the community college setting is less clear. This guide synthesizes learnings of California Community College "equity champions" in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and create lasting transformation.

The learnings are offered here as building blocks for equity-focused transformational change. The embedded discussion questions, and the facilitation guide, offer reflection prompts for college teams to help strengthen existing efforts focused on more equitable student experiences and outcomes.