Equity Tools for Practitioners

Equity Tools for Practitioners

Resources for Faculty, Classified Professionals, and Administrators. These resources will help you start your journey to becoming an Equity Champion at AVC.


What is DEIAA?


All the ways that people are different at both the individual and group levels, including social differences such as race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, education, age, gender, sexual orientation, legal status, and mental and physical ability.  Diversity requires examining the group makeup to ensure that multiple perspectives are represented at the table.  It ensures that everyone and every group is valued and celebrated.


Fairness and justice in processes and results under which resources are redistributed to achieve parity  and access to opportunities regardless of social differences.  Equity accounts for systematic inequalities, meaning the distribution of resources provides more for those who need it most.


The intentional and ongoing effort to ensure that diverse individuals participate in the processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power and a true sense of belonging.


Providing equitable access to everyone along the continuity of human ability and experience. Accessibility goes beyond compliance to make space for each person’s characteristics.


The work of actively opposing racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices, and attitudes. The practice of antiracism requires constantly identifying, challenging, and dismantling racist policies and replacing them with antiracist policies that foster equity and inclusion for the most marginalized groups.


Equity Data Resources

The value of data as it relates to advancing equity depends on how we make meaning of the data through the process of critical reflection and meaning-making.  The Center of Urban Education (CUE) describes this process as equity-minded sensemaking, which goes beyond noticing equity gaps in outcomes to interpreting equity gaps as an indicator that current practices are not working and asking equity-minded questions about how/why current processes are failing to serve students experiencing these inequities (McNair, Bensimon, Malcolm-Piquex, 2020, p. 61).

When looking at data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, consider the following:

  • What patterns do you see in the data?
  • Which racial groups are experiencing inequities?
  • What might be contributing to the equity gaps?
  • What additional information is needed to better understand equity gaps?
  • What questions might you ask for deeper understanding?
  • How might you use this information to inform goal setting?

The following equity data resources are made available by the IERP office:

For more information, please visit the IERP Dashboards page.


Web Resources


Equity Lib Guides


Flyers for Syllabus


Last updated: May 16, 2023