Spring 2021 Professional Development Events

Tenure Review Committee (TRC) Anti-bias and Anti-racist (ABAR) Training

Wednesday April 14 and Thursday April 15, 1:00pm-4:00pm on Zoom RSVP Required

Who are highly encouraged to attend: All current and future TRC members (Committee chairs, all FT tenured faculty members, and current tenure candidates/probationers).

What are the goals and benefits for the training?
Goals and Benefits: Participants will attend the two-afternoon training to

  • develop a better understanding of the expectations of the TRC work and roles of each member on the TRC.
  • gain insights on ways to implement TRC Charge into TRC practices and processes. (TRC Charge to be shared at the training)
  • deepen the awareness and commitment to ABAR practice and racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in order to combat individual and systematic biases in the tenure review process.
  • build skills in identifying and communicating areas of growth for tenure candidates.
  • establish consistency across the district to protect the integrity of the TRC practices and processes. (CBA 7.1-4)
  • Leave the training feeling excited, invigorated, and ready for positive enhancement for the TRC work.

TRC Charge: The Tenure Review Committee (TRC) shall be charged with implementing its duties guided by the vision of the SBCTC system: “Leading with racial equity, our colleges maximize student potential and transform lives within a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in service to our diverse communities.” To this end, the committee shall provide evaluation, mentoring, and support to ensure that the tenure candidate demonstrates strong commitment to equity and anti-racist education, as well as skills and competencies in closing equity gaps and maximizing students’ potential for success in school, workplaces, and their communities.

We have invited two experienced outside facilitators, Dr. Farhana Loonat and Camille Pameroy, to lead the work, and we hope you’ll leave the training feeling excited, invigorated, and ready for positive changes for the TRC work.  This is our first one which has received strong support from both AFT and the administration. We hope to build on it and make the TRC training sustainable and on-going for our faculty, TRC chairs, and committee members. 

Thank you for your support and dedication to ABAR work, and we look forward to welcoming you at our first TRC ABAR training in spring on zoom.

Yilin and the TRC Training Planning Team