Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 10:25 am - 11:15 am
IR Positioning in Anti-Racism Work: Objectivity vs Accountability
Track: Leadership and Planning to Advance Equity
The age of objectivity in IRPE offices is coming to pass, changing the role of IRPE offices to one that is centralized around social justice and racial equity work. IRPE offices have a responsibility to uncover racial and social inequities across the college and hold the institution and its personnel accountable for outcomes. Is your office positioned to take on this role? This presentation, led by members of the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) research team, will focus on how to support offices already doing this work and help offices who are not yet centered in this new role make this shift. This will be an interactive session, so come prepared for discussion and dialogue.
Presenters: Craig Hayward, Bakersfield College; Terrence Willett, Cabrillo College; Mallory Newell, De Anza College; Loris Fagioli, Irvine Valley College; and Daisy Segovia, Orange Coast College
Equity and Virtual Learning: Student Perceptions of Synchronous Courses
Track: Research and Evaluation to Advance Equity
Join Cerro Coso institutional researchers and our faculty research partners as we share highlights from our longitudinal research project examining student perceptions of synchronous and asynchronous courses. Our intent is to leverage research that will inform the colleges’ work in strengthening equitable practices for students that may have limited access to technology necessary for distance learning while examining possible contributing factors, such as age, student type, and socioeconomic status. Synchronous courses (courses with a scheduled meeting time, conducted via Zoom) have become especially prevalent. However, many important questions about this instructional method remain unanswered. For one, what is a student’s sense of community, collaboration, and overall satisfaction in synchronous courses and how are these different from experiences with asynchronous online courses? Expanding on Moore’s Theory of Transactional Distance, perceived collaboration, social presence, and overall satisfaction can influence how students perform (Moore M.G., 1991).
Presenters: Melissa Bowen, Nakysha Cummings, John Elder, and Ryan Khamkongsay, Cerro Coso Community College