The Student Success and Equity, Mini-grants Committee funds projects designed to support the
student equity goals of Mesa College. Proposals are reviewed and funding is allocated based on project
alignment with student equity, state report indicators and desired project alignments.
The focus of the Student Equity Mini-grants is to provide opportunities for the campus community to
submit proposals to mitigate disproportionate impact amongst identified groups. The grant proposal
will need to focus on one of the (5) success indicators as designated in the statewide initiative:
1. Access
2. Success and Retention
3. Basic Skills
4. Degree and Certificate
5. Transfer
Title 5 regulations specify that colleges must review and address the following populations when
looking at disproportionate impact and therefore all mini-grant proposals must address one or more of
the following groups which are disproportionately impacted based upon one or more of the 5 success
American Indians or Alaskan natives, Asians or Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, men,
women, and persons with disabilities (§54220(d)). The State Budget trailer bill, SB 860 (2014)
added requirements to address foster youth, veterans and low income students.
Priority Funding will be given to projects that clearly:
Emphasize closing achievement gaps amongst one or more of the following student populations
which show disproportionate impact at Mesa College:
o African American, Latino(a), Pacific Islander, Low-income, Students with disabilities,
Proposals that arise through the process of program review
Align with Mesa’s prioritized equity themes:
o Curriculum Redesign
o Foster Inclusive Pedagogy/Andragogy
o Create Clear Pathways to Completion
o Engagement/Connection
o Create Inclusive Learning Spaces
Funding: A total of $100,000 has been allocated for the Spring 2016 mini grant application. A budget
plan outlining how funds will be expended must be submitted by August 15, 2016. Budget and other
training will be required for awardees, and deadlines may vary, with expectations that expending goals
be met. Subsequent funding opportunities will be made available on a rolling basis. Funding will be
allocated and distributed on a first come basis.
Funds must meet Equity funding guidelines:
Allocations: There is no cap on funding proposals, however it is expected that your program outcomes
will be commensurate with the amount of funds that you are requesting.
Review: The Student Success and Equity Grant Committee, consisting of representation from
Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Student Services, the Associated Students, VP of Instruction and
Student Services, will review submissions. Grants will be prioritized based on the following criteria:
Equity Grant Funding Rubric
Scoring Rubric
Align with Mesa’s prioritized equity themes:
-Curriculum Redesign
-Foster Inclusive Pedagogy/Andragogy
-Create Clear Pathways to Completion
-Create Inclusive Learning Spaces
0 4 points
A 4 point score will show significant alignment with
the prioritized themes.
Impact on stated problems or closing achievement
0 8 points
An 8 point score will clearly identify how resources
will contribute to significant, measurable, positive
impact on student equity.
Implementation Plan
0 4 points
A 4 point score will provide an implementation plan
which outlines the steps and timeline to implement
the proposed activities.
Assessment Plan
0 5 points
A maximum 5 point score will demonstrate the
Specifies expected outcomes.
Demonstrates a detailed evaluation
timeline for each activity.
Specifies method of measurement.
Budget Plan
0 3 points
A maximum 3 points score will outline a detailed
budget plan including information on staffing,
supplies, equipment, etc.
Program Review
0 4 points
A maximum 4 point score will plan to mitigate
disproportionate impact as identified in program
0 2 points
A maximum 2 point score will plan to collaborate
with other programs/departments/organizations.
Total Points (Must score a minimum of 24 pts out of 30)
Deadline: The application deadline for Spring 2016 will be March 15, 2016, please submit completed
applications to Johanna Aleman, the Office of Student Success and Equity, located in the Student
Services Building, I4-401. Contact e-mail:
If you need assistance completing this application, please contact Johanna Aleman. The Office of
Student Success and Equity will be more than happy to provide assistance with the completion of your
Please note that if your proposal is funded, you will be asked to submit a report on your activities
within two weeks of the expected completion date. The form for this report is available on the SS&E
Student Success and Equity
Strategic Grant Opportunity Application 2015 - 2016
Completed forms should be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Student Success and Equity:
Or e-mailed to
(Name, e-mail and phone #)
If so, from what sources and what portion of the
request has been funded by another source?
Other sources & what portion:
of the categories
1. Outreach
2. Student Services or other Categorical
3. Research and Evaluation
4. Student Equity Coordination/Planning
5. Curriculum/Course Development or
6. Professional Development
7. Instructional Support Activities
8. Direct Student Support
Equity Expenditure Guidelines can be found
Mesa College Prioritized Themes: Circle one of the
1. Curriculum Redesign
2. Foster Inclusive Pedagogy/Andragogy
3. Create Clear Pathways to Completion
4. Engagement/Connection
5. Create Inclusive Learning Spaces
6. Other
For Specific “Mesa College Equity goals and targeted
groups, visit the equity dashboard located here:
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Activity Implementation Plan
Briefly describe the project/or activity you want funded. Include purpose, objectives or learning
What departments, programs, offices and/organizations does the project/activity involve? (Who do you
intend to partner with on campus and in what ways?
Link to Goal
Provide a brief explanation of how this activity will help achieve the goal(s) described above:
What data that will be collected – both quantitative and/or qualitative – to measure impact of activity
on the goal:
Provide a timeline of/frequency of data collection and review:
How will you determine success (assessment strategy):
Target Group(s):
Number of Students Impacted:
*Example: Veterans – 250, African Americans – 500, Hispanics 2,000, etc.
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