Welcome to the Equity initiative pathway!
Equity for our student populations is not accidental or serendipitous. It requires the development of equity mindedness within and between the practitioners in our institutions. And, equity mindedness emerges from the recognition of, and interaction with, gaps in student outcomes that might be within the realm of institutional control. The development of equity mindedness must precede equity for our students. Practitioners need to come together to understand truly how their actions, institutional frameworks, and pedagogies, contribute to an equivalency (or near equivalency) between access to education and the outcomes of an education (Access = Outcomes). This understanding emerges from well prepared educational teams that can redesign curricula around 21st century learning (student-centered, problem-centered, transparent learning competencies).
The question we hope can be examined is if we really can intentionally create a learning place that fosters equity mindedness.