A very interesting article mentioning the Peralta Community College District was published last month in Educause Review. The article, “A DEI Course Design Rubric: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Uncertain Times” by Kim DeBacco and Nick Mattos, explains the process the University of California Instructional Design and Faculty Support community of practice went through to develop a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Course Redesign Rubric for sharing across the UC system. Guess what? They based the UC system rubric on one created right here in our community college district.
Peralta Online Equity conference took place virtually from April 21 to April 23, 2021. This global conference welcomed equity-minded educators, colleges, universities, non-profit organizations and vendors from all around the world. The basic goals of this conference were 1) to increase the visibility of efforts to increase learning equity in higher education and 2) to bring together institutions that want to share and adopt equitable practices for all online students globally. The conference included three types of activities to mirror the scaffolded learning process from Peralta's Online Equity Training: LEARN via Day 1 presentations, ANALYZE through Day 2 discussions, and BUILD during Day 3 workshops. Also, all sessions were recorded and captioned to accommodate busy schedules and global time zones.