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President's Advisory Council on Equity (PACE)


Purpose of the Advisory Council

The President's Advisory Council on Equity's purpose is to support the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as reflected in the college’s mission statement and strategic plan, including the priority of creating a campus climate where all feel welcomed, valued, and appreciated, and where diverse practices are applied to both academic and administrative decision-making processes.

Mission of the Advisory Council      

The President's Advisory Council on Equity shall serve in an advisory role to the President of Quinsigamond Community College. The council will function in the capacity of a Diversity Officer to support the college’s recognition of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion as reflected in its mission, vision and values statement, as well as its strategic plan by achieving the following goals:  

  1. Assess the campus culture surrounding issues of racism and intersections of age, citizenship, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender expression, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and all other identities represented among our diverse community. 

  2. Proactively work to address the personal, professional and institutional challenges related to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

  3. Identify, examine and respond to concerns about diversity, equity, and inclusion, in a timely manner.

  4. Amplify the work being carried out by other QCC groups in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work collaboratively to foster an anti-racist, diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus culture.

  5. Craft recommendations for action, including the development and implementation of initiatives that will lead to concrete reforms in college policies, procedures, and practices to resolve institutional inequities related to all categories of difference.

Inclusivity Education Equity Appraisal

QCC, in partnership with consulting firm Inclusivity Education, conducted a full equity appraisal during the Spring of 2021. (Full report and DEI Priority Needs)

An Equity Task Force has been formed to work with Inclusivity Ed to take a deep dive into the DEI Priority Needs and develop a Diversity Strategic Plan.

Equity Task Form Members include:

Viviana Abreu-Hernandez, Vice President for External Affairs; Judy Colson, Professor and Civic Learning Coordinator; Rose D'Errico, Publications, Press, and Events Manager; Ashlee Givens, Director of Student Life and Leadership; Brady Hammond, Dean of the School of English and Humanities; Brenda Safford, Professor/Coordinator of Human Service and P.A.C.E. Co-Chair; Craig Toney, Associate Professor of Nurse Education A.D.N. Program (Days); Liz Woods, Dean of Compliance

Your Voice Matters

Community Conversations Every Tuesday for Faculty and Staff

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Conversations via zoom

All Faculty and staff are welcome to participate in these community conversations in an unbiased setting about any topics of their choosing. 

Be part of this brave space and engage in respectful, courageous conversations.

Discrimination Incident Report Form

To report incidents of discrimination or social injustice, you can file a report by filling out the Discrimination Incident Report Form.  The form may also be printed and submitted anonymously to Box #8.