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Peralta Online Equity Initiative

What is the Peralta Online Equity Initiative?

The Peralta Equity Initiative is a district-wide effort to increase learning equity for all learners at Peralta Community College District.

  • First, the Peralta Distance Education (DE) Committee introduced equity as a core value in the district’s DE Strategic Plan.
  • Next, to help faculty address learning equity in their courses, a small team first created the Peralta Equity Rubric, and then developed a related online Peralta Equity Training course.
  • Last, to make the initiative even more inclusive and robust, the team is now creating an institution-level rubric and training for staff and administrators to consider equity issues as they support all Peralta learners.

How do I get involved?

If you work within the Peralta Community College District (including any of its four colleges), then contact Inger Stark ( for details about the next Equity Training cohort.

If you are interested in starting an equity initiative at your institution (beyond Peralta), we have shared the Equity Rubric and related materials, and the Equity Training course using a Creative Commons – Attribution (CC BY) license. You are free to download and use these resources to increase learning equity for students at your school.

Peralta Equity Rubric for Online Teachers Peralta Equity Training for Online Teachers

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  • Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District - comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College - has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 25,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.