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Edmonds College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington 98036
Phone
(425) 640-1459
Email address
registration@edcc.edu
School Information
"Whether you want to earn a technical degree to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year university—your future starts here. Located on a 50-acre campus in Lynnwood, Wash., Edmonds College offers two bachelor of applied science degrees, 63 associate degrees, 64 professional certificates. Guided by innovation, equity, inclusion, and a global perspective, we are committed to academic excellence, student success, and community engagement. Learn more about how Edmonds College can help you achieve a strong foundation for a successful future that begins today." (Source: https://www.edmonds.edu/)
General Information
While not implementing new changes to its operations, Edmonds College has taken political action to support advocates of Critical Race Theory. The college, in an announcement, openly and explicitly endorsed the Black Lives Matter organization. One of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council's 2021-2022 action teams (Equity & Inclusion Professional Development and Training Team) will, "Develop and recommend equity, inclusion and anti-racist mandatory training options for the campus community." See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • One of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council's actions teams (Equity & Inclusion Professional Development and Training Team) will, "Develop and recommend equity, inclusion and anti-racist mandatory training options for the campus community."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • Organizational Development And Employee Training (ODET) offers "Student Success and Becoming an Anti-Racist Institution Workshops" for employees. Sessions include "Workshop #2: Students Success and Becoming an Anti-Racist Institution" and "Workshop #3: Student Success and Becoming an Anti-Racist Institution Part II."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The Equity and Inclusion division released a message, which partially reads, "Black people have made the decision to engage in marches, protests, writing campaigns, and many other activities and events that raise their stress and anxiety levels and put them in unsafe spaces. These are experiences that White people may not understand because of their White privilege. With this knowledge, it would be negligent for our institution not to take a public stance." The message also says, "As leaders of our campus community, we must create a safe space for Black students, employees, and other minoritized groups to share their concerns, experiences, and suggestions on how to address racial inequities; hire, maintain, and promote Black faculty and staff; evaluate and interrogate policies and procedures that perpetuate institutional racism to eliminate barriers; invest more in professional development focused on eliminating racism, bias, and other forms of discrimination; create space for feedback; and consistently demand accountability."
Resources
  • Edmonds College library has created a "Police Brutality Against African Americans and Anti-Racist Protest" site, with resources on "Police brutality | Systemic racism" and "Understand privilege | Be an ally."
  • The library has an "Environmental Racism and the Environmental Justice Movement" resource guide, with materials such as, "How Environmental Racism Shapes Us" and "'Racial Justice Is Climate Justice': Why The Climate Movement Needs To Be Anti-Racist."
  • The college has a Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Council, which "is advisory to the Vice President of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and becoming an anti-racist institution. DEIC meets quarterly with the President and President’s Leadership Team." One area of focus is influencing "policy, structure, and institutional culture change that dismantles institutional racism and inequitable practices."
Symbolic Actions
Last updated September 6th, 2022
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