Executive LEarning Series on Equity & Empowerment (ELSEE)
The ELSEE brings together educational administrators, professors, and students from across Oregon to delve into meaningful discourse surrounding racial equity, social justice, and the application of an equity lens in the work we do across K12 schools and institutions of higher education. Individual campus participants put together a cohort of 5-6 campus representatives to form a collaborative with other campus cohorts and together participate in a yearlong course that meets once monthly to discuss the dynamics and systems of power, privilege and oppression and how they affect us individually and as a collective. The overall objective of the ELSEE is directly related to Campus Compact's mission and vision - to convene and support the work of educational institutions individually and collectively to improve their practice around institutional equity, collaborative learning, and community engagement to respond effectively to a racially diverse and changing Oregon; and encourage our members to provide inclusive and equitable learning opportunities that strengthen communities and empower our students to be agents for positive change.
We are now accepting applications for Cohort 3 of the ELSEE! Institutions can apply now to join the learning series in 2017-2018.
The second cohort of the ELSEE began in September 2016. The following institutions are participating this year:
Our first cohort of the Executive Learning Series on Equity & Empowerment launched in January of 2015 ELSEE. We were excited to have the following eight institutions of higher education participate in Campus Compact of Oregon’s first cohort of the ELSEE:
For ELSEE Participants
Session agendas and readings will be uploaded each month in a blog format. If the session was a webinar, this will be recorded and posted here as well. Participants are encouraged to use the comments section to communicate with each other and discuss readings and assignments. Please email any suggested readings to firstname.lastname@example.org
Balajee, Sonali S., et al., (2012). Equity and Empowerment Lens (Racial Justice Focus). Portland, OR: Multnomah County
The Coalition of Communities of Color (2013). Culturally Responsive Protocol. Portland, OR.
Equity Community Library
a collection of articles suggested by ELSEE cohort participants.
ELSEE Cohort 1: 2015-2016