KCC's ATD Equity Wheel
As we build on our achievements within ATD, KCC has adapted ATD's capacity-building
framework to focus our current and future strategic planning around equity as a core
value and a continuing challenge.
The image above represents KCC's adapted framework. Equity is the focal point that
guides our new student success initiatives, faculty development opportunities, strategic
decision-making, college wide conversations, and institutional assessment priorities.
This model also promotes intentional resource allocation to support these initiatives.
Kingsborough's ATD Equity Wheel represents our commitment to deep institutional change
that unites the campus under one common goal. In 2015, KBCC's College Council enshrined
this commitment by adopting a campus Diversity Statement declaring our shared belief
that "a focus on inclusive excellence the proactive fostering of greater diversity,
inclusion, and ultimately equity at every level of college life will maximize success
for all members of the college community". Like
ATD's Equity Statement, KCC's Diversity Statement carefully distinguishes between diversity, inclusion and
equity, noting in particular that equity requires "active removal or mitigation of
hindrances to full access to opportunities, resources and support for all members
of a community."