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Yes.  You may be eligible for other financial aid programs. The Financial Aid Division encourages all students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov/.

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Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/wifi/ for instructions or call the OIT Service Desk at 505-428-1222.

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The group that put this page together is a subcommittee of the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC) tasked with putting together current and relevant information about equity and inclusion and campus policies, activities, and initiatives related to these topics. 

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A group of representatives at SFCC that included students, staff, faculty and administrators developed an equity statement as well as a pronoun statement for the college. This statement can be found here and is what drives our work related to equity and inclusion on campus.

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The President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC) is the campus group that informs and drives the equity and inclusion activities, policies, professional development, initiatives and public statements. PDAC is a group that works directly with the President of SFCC and has representatives from students, staff, faculty and administration. You can find out more about the group here.

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  • If you go by a name that is different from your legal name you can fill out this form here and submit it to enrollment-admissions@sfcc.edu. By doing this, the name you go by will be displayed on Canvas, Office 365, Outlook, Teams, Course Rosters for faculty to view, and can be put on the front of your student/employee ID. Do keep in mind that it will take us time to upgrade and change technology to contain preferred names. Below is more general information about the process and the policy can found here with more detailed information.
  • Can I change my email address and username to match my preferred name? Yes. You should fill out the Change of Personal listed above first. Once this is completed you can request that OIT change your email address and username to match your preferred name. This will impact your ability to login, therefore, OIT suggests requesting this in between semesters or early in the semester if possible. Use this link to start a ticket: https://w3.sfcc.edu/oit/support/request. Alternatively, call us at (505) 428-1222.
  • What are the rules?
    • Preferred name only refers to first name.
    • Your preferred name can’t be vulgar or offensive.
    • Your preferred name can’t be intended to cause confusion or be a misrepresentation.
    • You can only request one preferred name per calendar year.
  • Where will my legal name continue to be visible?
    • Many Ellucian banner pages or forms.
    • Student surveys
    • Rave  
    • Back of Student ID
  • SFCC is required to use your legal name on many documents. These include, but are not limited to:
    • Transcripts
    • Diplomas
    • Tax Documents
    • Student Billing
    • Paychecks
    • Financial Aid documents

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This refers to the rejection of gender as a biological or social construct altogether and the refusal to identify with gender. sM

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(A)pronoun is an extension to the rejection of gender as a biological or social construct and thereby a refusal to use or be identified with or by a pronoun. sM

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Ableism is a set of dominant practices and beliefs that assign inferior value (worth) to people who have developmental, emotional, physical or psychiatric disabilities. (stopableism.org)

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“Accessible” means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally and independently as a person without a disability. (United States Office for Civil Rights)

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Claimed Names and Pronouns refers to names and pronouns that one feels most comfortable identifying with or being used when spoken or referred to. Names and pronouns can change over time and based on context, and should be honored. Names and pronouns are ever-expanding and indeterminate. sM

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CRP is grounded in three tenets and three goals for which teachers should strive: “an ability to develop students academically, a willingness to nurture and support cultural competence, and the development of a sociopolitical consciousness” (Ladson- Billings, G., 2005, p. 483).

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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy draws from  aspects of students’ cultures in an asset-based approach as opposed to deficit-based to make the course material relevant to them, and to increase their skill acquisition, engagement, and learning outcomes (Ladson-Billings, 1995).

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  • Culturally responsive assessment  is mindful of the student populations the institution serves. It draws from language that is appropriate for all students when developing learning outcomes, acknowledging students’ differences in the planning phases of an assessment effort, developing and/or using assessment tools that are appropriate for different students, and being intentional in using assessment results to improve learning for all students. It calls for student involvement throughout the entire assessment process including the development of learning outcome statements, assessment tool selection/development process, data collection and interpretation, and use of results 

(Montenegro,  & Jankowski, 2017, p. 10). It is  “an action-based, urgent need to create contexts and curriculum that responds to the social, political, cultural, and educational needs of students; it is affirmative and seeks to identify and institutionalize practices that affirm [Indigenous]; and,  authentic cultural practices of students” (Khalifa, Gooden, & Davis, 2016, p. 1278).

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