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The mission of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission is to foster leadership and professional development in equal, equitable, accessible and diverse work environments for the greater good.

 


WHO WE ARE

Historically, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission's purpose was to provide leadership, advice and counsel on EA/EO/Equity matters, to recommend equity legislative issues to AFC, and to provide a vehicle for professional development. We have expanded our scope by adding elements of general diversity and inclusion work that would be relevant to all AFC members, even if they do not serve their institution in an official equity role.  True diversity involves EVERYONE. We are Stronger Together!


 

WHAT WE DO

  • Serve as a resource to build awareness for EDI issues relevant to college and student communities
  • Assess the needs of diverse and underrepresented populations
  • Share best practices of EDI initiatives in higher education
  • Bolster the infusion of a variety of cultural perspectives
  • Build a network of communication and support for all those interested in influencing positive EDI change at their institutions

Welcome - A Message from the 2019 Chair

AFC EDI Word Cloud

 

On behalf of the Association of Florida Colleges and the dedicated members of EDI, we welcome you.

 

The commission of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion aims to identify priorities and strategies that contribute to ensuring workplace fairness for all employees within Florida’s 28 member institutions. It is our goal to offer professional development resources and workshops that will lead to more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizations. If you are interested in making equity, diversity and inclusion matter, we encourage you to consider joining our commission today.  

 

We are Stronger Together, 

Daniella Pierre
2019 Commission Chair
Miami Dade College


Commission Resources

  1. Executive Board
  2. Announcements
  3. Bylaws
  4. Newsletter
  5. Awards and Recognition
  6. Social Media - Get Connected

2019 EXECUTIVE BOARD

Chair: Daniella Pierre, Miami Dade College, eMail:[email protected]; Phone: 305-237-1503

Chair-Elect: Wanjiku Jackson, Northwest Florida State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-729-5202

Secretary: Sonja Quinn, Northwest Florida State Colege, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-729-5111

Treasurer: Tony Chavez, Northwest Florida State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-974-6883

Immediate Past Chair: Michelle Dames, Tallahassee Community College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-201-8362


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Historically, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission's purpose was to provide leadership, advice and counsel on EA/EO/Equity matters, to recommend equity legislative issues to AFC, and to provide a vehicle for professional development. We have expanded our scope by adding elements of general diversity and inclusion work that would be relevant to all AFC members, even if they do not serve their institution in an official equity role.  True diversity involves EVERYONE. We are Stronger Together!

We are seeking the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Chair-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Webmaster/Social Chair
  • Region Representatives

Why should you volunteer to serve on a commission?

  • You build leadership skills!
  • You broaden and deepen your network of colleagues in the Florida College System
  • You gain knowledge of best practices occurring at other colleges that will benefit you and your institution

Please contact Daniella Pierre [email protected] if you are interested or know someone who would be a great addition to the EDI board.

Check back here and on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/AFCEDI/) for updates.

 Thank you for your support!

Exemplary Practice Award:

The EDI Commission has accomplished many positive things this year and we want to keep the momentum going.  Next on our list is the selection of EDI Commission Exemplary Practices to be presented at the 70th Annual AFC Conference. 

 Call for Presenters!

The EDI 2019 Exemplary Practice Award winner will receive a prize so enter today! 

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission is seeking presentations that showcase an exemplary practice in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Submission of Exemplary Practice presentations must be sent to, Daniella Pierre via email to [email protected] no later than August 1, 2019.  The EDI Exemplary Practices Judges are asking that the Exemplary Practice presentations be videoed if possible, and the video be sent in with other presentation materials.  If you are unable to video your Exemplary Practice presentation, do not let that stop you.  We will accept Exemplary Practice submission without a video!  

The EDI Exemplary Practice Judges will select three Exemplary Practices to be presented at the annual AFC Conference in November.

The presentations should be 25 minutes in length, and we encourage you to leave time at the end of your presentation for questions.

 


BYLAWS

Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws and Standing Rules:

Bylaws (Updated 2015)

 

NEWSLETTER

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission Newsletter is published electronically twice a year.  If you wish to be included in our mailing, please officially register with AFC as a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission.  EDI does not need to be your "primary" commission to receive our communications.  


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Exemplary Practice Award Winners:

2018: Daniella Pierre, Miami Dade College - "Appreciative Interactions in Advising" 

2016: Tabitha Parker and Isi Ogwude, Gulf Coast State College - "Diversity Lunch & Learn Series"

 2014: Rachel Luce-Hitt, Valencia College - "Beyond Compliance: Creating an Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQI Community"

 2013: Aminah Nicols and Darrius Demps, Santa Fe College - "My Brother's Keeper"

 2012: Rachel Allen, Valencia College - "Peace and Justice Initiative"


SOCIAL MEDIA - GET CONNECTED

Follow us on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/AFCEDI/

Tweet to us @AFC EDI

See us on Instagram at afc_edi

AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Commission Community. Please join the community and connect with us today!

How to Join the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Commission Community:

  1. Visit http://www.myafchome.org and click the login button.
  2. Click on the 'My Profile' link.
  3. Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
  4. Scroll down to the equity, diversity, and inclusion commission community and select it.
  5. Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

OR Click on the plug to be taken to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Commission Community and then log on to the website and then click Join Circle:

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND the forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to [email protected] and a staff member will contact you.