Equal Opportunity & Diversity Advisory Council (EODAC)

About the Committee

Goals

We are in the process of updating our goals to reflect Bakersfield College's current College Goals:

Bakersfield College Goals

  1. Student Success: Become an exemplary model of student success by developing and implementing best practices.
  2. Professional Development: Provide relevant, timely professional growth opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of our employees and institution.
  3. Communication: Enhance collaboration, consultation, and communication within the college and with external constituents.
  4. Facilities/Infrastructure: Improve maintenance of college facilities and infrastructure.
  5. Oversight & Accountability: Improve oversight, accountability, sustainability, and transparency in all college processes.
  6. Integration: Implement and evaluate existing major planning processes.

Charge/Scope

Committee Charge

  • To educate and orient the college on diversity issues and concerns and to assist the Affirmative Action Officer in helping the college to achieve and maintain its hiring goal of having a diverse staff and faculty who mirror the communities that the college serves.
  • To orient job screening committees for the purpose of ensuring that the screening process is in compliance with the approved affirmative action procedures in an effort to include historically under-represented groups, the EODAC representatives monitor the preparation and execution of all steps in the screening process.

Scope

Monitoring of the screening process includes but is not limited to job announcements, advertisement, evaluation of applicant pools, screening of applications, assurance of confidentiality, discussions of job applicants, final stages of hiring recommendations, and participation in performance evaluations.

Role/Purpose

To educate & orient the college on diversity issues & concerns and to assist the Affirmative Action Officer in helping the college to achieve and maintain its hiring goal of having a diverse staff and faculty who mirror the communities that the college serves.

Other Information

This committee communicates with:


Members

Composition

  • Co-chaired by: Dean of Students, Faculty Representative
  • 6 admin reps
  • 22 Academic Senate reps (21 department, 1 adjunct)
  • 7 classified
  • 1 SGA

Chairs

Chair Duties

Name Email
Bryan Hirayama bryan.hirayama@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Terri Goldstein terri.goldstein@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Members

Name Email
Jo'L Jackson jojackso@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Shohreh Rahman srahman@bakersfieldcollege.edu
Wesley Sims wsims@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Committee History

2012-2013

Goals

  1. Recruiting and retaining a diverse work force
  2. Create a Peer mediation program to resolve conflicts rather than merely disciplining or ignoring.
  3. Improve functionality and visibility of campus-wide mechanisms for reporting hostile environments.
  4. Improve Faculty Awareness and training in guiding students to critical services to aid their success at Bakersfield College
  5. Improve faculty awareness and training regarding mental health issues that affect our students
  6. Identify ways to improve diversity in education and scholarship on campus
  7. Evaluate diversity related issues in education and scholarship on campus
  8. Provide a variety of program opportunities for all staff and faculty to increase awareness of diversity issues, foster community, and encourage involvement.
  9. Coordinating organizational change to support our diversity goals

Charge/Scope

Committee Charge

  • To educate and orient the college on diversity issues and concerns and to assist the Affirmative Action Officer in helping the college to achieve and maintain its hiring goal of having a diverse staff and faculty who mirror the communities that the college serves.
  • To orient job screening committees for the purpose of ensuring that the screening process is in compliance with the approved affirmative action procedures in an effort to include historically under-represented groups, the EODAC representatives monitor the preparation and execution of all steps in the screening process.

Scope

Monitoring of the screening process includes but is not limited to job announcements, advertisement, evaluation of applicant pools, screening of applications, assurance of confidentiality, discussions of job applicants, final stages of hiring recommendations, and participation in performance evaluations.

Role/Purpose

To educate & orient the college on diversity issues & concerns and to assist the Affirmative Action Officer in helping the college to achieve and maintain its hiring goal of having a diverse staff and faculty who mirror the communities that the college serves.

Other Information

This committee communicates with:

Meeting Times

Varies - Usually once a month

Last Meeting

EODAC Meeting - November 8th, 2013