The RP Group provided planning and facilitation support for the college’s strategic and equity planning and visioning efforts. The areas of focus for this work included support to enact the following recommendation that resulted from a college-wide focus group effort between 2016-2017 where RP Group researchers facilitated 18 focus group sessions with students, faculty, and staff from specific groups who were involved with equity-related issues and efforts:
Cultivate an LAVC culture where students, staff, and faculty are more engaged, they all need to feel a connection to the campus. Further, establishing a clear college identity would define the LAVC community to which LAVC personnel and students can identify.
Michelle White, Darla Cooper
Los Angeles Valley College