Critical Race Training in Education

De Anza College

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, California 95014
Phone
(408) 864-8722
Email address
outreach@deanza.edu
School Information
"De Anza College is always at or near the top in transfers to four-year universities. We offer programs, degrees and certificates to fit your needs, and plenty of campus activities to enhance your college experience. We welcome and support a diverse student body, with student services that will help you succeed!" (Source: https://www.deanza.edu/about-us/). The total enrollment is nearly 20,000 and the student to faculty ratio is 44 to 1. The college offers over 90 associate degrees and transfer programs.
General Information
Recently, De Anza has responded to George Floyd's death by releasing statements of solidarity both at the presidential level and at the departmental level. De Anza created many programs such as the Umoja program and the REACH program in order to support diverse students. De Anza also symbolically created a multimedia series titled, "CAN/DID" to explore social justice topics. At this time, the university does not require mandatory Critical Race Training, however in this term it does require a campus wide book reading of a novel that discusses racial justice. See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    In response to George Floyd's death, De Anza's Academic Senate Executive Committee released a statement of solidarity saying, "Unquestionably, the outrageous murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 unleashed a torrent of longstanding frustrations and anger within American society, and throughout the world. The numerous unjustifiable deaths of other Black people, and other People of Color at the hands of municipal and state-funded law enforcement officers must cease."

  • Resources

    De Anza created CAN/DID, which is a multimedia series that comprises "an exploration of equity and social justice issues – including lessons we can all learn from the struggles of many different groups and individuals."

  • Symbolic Actions

    De Anza held an Ethnic Studies Multiracial Panel Series in April-May 2021 ' with the goal of building multiracial alliances and a multiracial coalition at De Anza College, to support structural and systemic change."

  • Resources

    On June 8, 2020, the interim president announced that De Anza "will establish a full-time, tenure-track counselor/coordinator position for the Umoja program to serve our Black students."

  • Resources

    De Anza "will fund – through donations to the De Anza President's Fund – a scholarship that BFSA will name and award, based on criteria they will develop." The BFSA is the Black Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Network at De Anza.

  • Resources

    De Anza hosted an online forum for Black students at the college.

  • Resources

    De Anza provides numerous resources for anti-racism, including Ibram X. Kendi's book, "How to Be an Anti-Racist."

  • Resources

    De Anza provides a list of definitions for diversity terms.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The entire campus community will read a book discussing the theme of "Racial Justice and the Crisis in Democracy." The Equity and Engagement Division will also offer optional training to coordinate alongside this reading.

  • Resources

    In 2021, the Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education held numerous events for "equity inspiration." The office also offers numerous resources on anti-racism.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    De Anza's Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action offers a certificate program in Leadership and Social Change which is devoted to social justice issues.

  • Resources

    De Anza's 2015 Student Equity Plan described the creation of "a new curricular pathway that combines developmental Reading, English, Academic Support, Counseling, and Humanities (REACH) to serve student athletes of color."

  • Program and Research Funding

    De Anza has been hiring individuals to fill roles such as a Student Equity Program Coordinator and a Student Equity Research Analyst in order to continue the university's work towards ensuring equitable policies.

Last updated August 30th, 2021