Topic: Why We Can’t Wait: ACC’s Revolution for Racial Equity

  1.  What are the college’s goals for racial equity in enrollment, persistence and completion for African American, Asian and Hispanic students?

  1.  How are data being used to improve the system for students from historically underserved groups?

  1.  How can the community continue to support ACC’s ongoing efforts for racial equity in enrollment, persistence and completion?

Friday, March 30 2018; 9a.m.-10a.m.

Presenter: FC Caranikas, ACC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability

Facilitator: Dr. Stephanie Hawley, Ph.D. Stephanie Hawley, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President; ACC Office of Equity and Inclusion

  • At Austin Community College’s second regional equity summit on February 9, President Rhodes opened the event with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s book, Why we Can’t Wait: “A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.”

  •      The president then invited the Central Texas community to join ACC’s revolution for racial equity. To continue the 2018 Equity Summit work towards systemic change, please join FC Caranikas with ACC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability to discuss the college’s 2009-2017 enrollment, persistence and completion rates for first time in college students.
  • We hope you will join the community, students, staff and faculty to discuss the data and the college’s progress towards racial equity in student success.

Where: Community Room-Between Simpson United Methodist Church- Rev. Robert Waddle

         & NAACP-Austin Branch Office-1709 East 12th Street; Austin, Texas 78702; 512/476-6230.

Collaborators: Nelson Linder-President, NAACP Austin Branch and

Mike Manor, LCSW, Quality Assurance Program Administrator, Travis County Health and Human Service

Chair, Travis County Sheriff’s Office Building Bridges: Brick by Brick Community Agenda

ACC’s Dr. Stephanie Hawley’s – Leadership Austin Alumni