Through an Equity Lens: Redesigning Counseling in the California Community Colleges

October 7, 2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Strengthening Student Success Conference

Improving the student counseling experience has emerged as a key focus on campuses engaged in Guided Pathways redesign. Colleges have taken varied approaches in rethinking and reimagining counseling. For such efforts to be truly transformative, counseling faculty need to be engaged in meaningful and deep conversations about rethinking counseling through an equity lens. In this post-conference workshop, a panel of counselors and student services administrators will share their redesign stories and how they’ve found a way forward. Join us in this lively session and come ready to consider how your campus might reimagine and strengthen counseling services grounded in equity.

Participant Learning Outcomes:
Identify what it means to center equity in counseling practices.

Discuss approaches to centering equity in counseling taken by several different colleges and understand key learnings from their redesign processes.

Consider approaches that align with local efforts and begin to construct action plans for catalyzing change on participants’ own campuses.

Presenters: Luis Chavez, Cristina Sandoval, and Michelle Simotas, Career Ladders Project; Heather Oshiro, Chabot College; Teresa Aldredge, Cosumnes River College; Wendy Stewart, MiraCosta College; Armando Duran, Pasadena City College; Val Martinez Garcia and Teresa Quilici, West Hills College Lemoore

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