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Achieving the Dream


ATD Campus Sub-Committees

KCC's Equity Wheel allowed us to organize our ATD work into five conceptual areas: Leadership and Vision; Teaching and Learning; Student Success; Data and Technology; and Engagement and Communication. A steering committing comprising senior administrative leaders is responsible for Leadership and Vision while the work of the four remaining conceptual areas is carried out by four subcommittees. Each subcommittee comprises a subcommittee chair (or co-chairs), an equity liaison and several at large committee members from across functional area. The leadership and initial charge for each subcommittee are outlined below.

KCC is committed to working towards these goals and the sub-committees welcome your interest in contributing your thoughts, ideas, and efforts. If you would like to learn more about this work and/or join one of the committees, please contact the committee chair.

Teaching and Learning

Co-Chairs: Dr. Charles Swift, Psychology Faculty Lisa Paler, Psychology Faculty

Goal: Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) professional development for KCC faculty and encourage implementation of CRT in our classrooms where we raise awareness of implicit biases and promote a model of CRT appropriate for KCC.

Student Success

Co-Chairs: Michelle Esther Gabay, Lecturer in the English department, Peter Santiago, Assistant Director of Access-Ability

Goal: Encourage students to persist in achieving their personal goals and provide services that are sensitive to their individual needs.


Data and Technology

Chair: TBA

Goal: Maintain the culture of evidence-based decision-making throughout the College while working to strengthen and diversify data-gathering methodological approaches.


Engagement and Communication

Co-Chairs: Pittershawn Palmer and Helen Nasser

Goal: Communicate Achieving the Dream goals to and maintain dialogue with college community and external stakeholders.