breadcrumbs-home chemeketa-community-college-abstract-logo chemeketa-community-college-abstract-logo cross minus plus menu search oregon chemeketa-instagram chemeketa-logo-full-color envelope-o star check close home chevron-left chevron-right plus2 chevron-up chevron-down twitter facebook envelope linkedin angle-left angle-right angle-up angle-down rotate-left instagram
Jump to Header Jump to Main Navigation and Secondary Navigation Jump to main content Jump to Footer

Enriching Chemeketa Through Diversity

We are committed to exploring ways to increase workforce diversity at Chemeketa.

More Diverse Applicant Pools and Better Processes

Our students deserve to be seen in the faculty and staff they see at the college. We seek to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce to represent the students that we serve.

We are working to:

Encouraging Diverse Application Pools

  • Job openings promoted broadly and to a diverse audience
  • Bilingual and bicultural recruitment staff 
  • Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office assists search committees to review job announcements through an equity framework working reduce bias and barriers  
  • The recruitment team participates in regional, diversity-focused job fairs during the year with the intent of attracting and engaging our community to learn about teaching opportunities at Chemeketa

Considering the Process

  • Search committee members are required to participate on ongoing trainings
  • Search advocates are appointed to every search committee
  • Interviewees are being assessed through a Intercultural Interviewing Rubric to assess their readiness to serve our diverse community
  • Interview questions must assess a candidate's ability to teach a culturally diverse student body, including experience and interest in culturally responsive and anti-racist teaching practices
  • A new toolkit is being used by search committees to interrogate current practices

Continually Improving

  • We review hiring trends are reviewed on a regular basis by Human Resources and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office