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Faculty Professional Development Resources: EDI at TCC

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statements & Support at TCC

TCC's Pearl Wanamaker Library 

The Library's mission extends a philosophy of ‘Open’ through teaching, conversation, and community.

The Library accomplishes this by:

  • teaching and promoting information literacy
  • collecting and providing access to relevant and diverse academic resources
  • providing a welcoming and supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff
  • demonstrating through all library services and resources an openness to and ability to engage with divergent perspectives
  • employing a range of open information practices, including OER, open licensing, and open pedagogy

Read more about the values and mission of the TCC's Library and Learning Innovation division using the link below.


The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

"The EDI office partners with students, employees, and community members to confront institutional oppression and develop innovative anti-racist practice in order to create an inclusive and welcoming space for all."

Find more information and resources on the OEDI website linked below.

Aside from the resources listed on this guide, there is an amazing collection of OER resources in support of EDI development on campus. See the linked guide below.

Supporting Black Lives Matter

The following excerpt is from the TCC website, linked below:

The Board of Trustees of Tacoma Community College reaffirms our commitment to eliminating systemic racism, and to standing with Black students, faculty, staff, and the Black community. Specifically, we commit to the following actions:

  • Actively listen to Black students, faculty, and staff
  • Take action to address their concerns and recommendations
  • Review systems, policies, and procedures to root out systemic barriers and biases
  • Provide professional development that will increase cultural competence and eliminate racism, bias and other forms of discrimination
  • Hire racially diverse faculty and staff
  • As a governing board, actively monitor progress

Use the link below to view TCC's statement of support. 


More information about some of the library's related sources can be found in the guides linked below, and of course, there is tab in this faculty guide dedicated to addressing and eliminating racism in this college setting and in our world. 

  • Note: an African American History guide is currently under construction and will house additional online, as well as TCC resources

Supporting Asian and Pacific Islander Students, Staff & Faculty

Consider the linked page below to learn more about the ways that TCC is dedicated to ending discrimination and anti-Asian hate. 

More information on anti-racism and anti-hate can be found in those related tabs in this guide. However, in light of the recent acts of hate towards the APPI population, the library has created a guide of resources and information to help.

Supporting our LGBTQIA Population at TCC

Linked below you will find TCC's statement of support for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. The guide linked below will also provide resources for an array of needs such as the following:

  • Health and healthcare
  • Parenting & community support
  • Work and career support
  • Safe Zone Training
  • Gender Inclusive locations on campus
  • Additional on-campus support & programs
  • and general local resources

You will find additional information to support the LGBTQ+ population, namely within the higher education environment within the tabs of this guide. However, the guide linked below has been created by TCC librarians to help support the LGBTQ+ population and allies. There you will find a list of resources both online, and in TCC's electronic and print collections. Suggestions for local resources or items to be added to the library's collection are always welcomed!

Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

Land acknowledgement (approved by the TCC Office of EDI)

  1. We are so fortunate that TCC is located on the ancestral territory of First Nations peoples. The Puyallup tribe, a member of the Coast Salish tribal peoples have called this area home since time immemorial. In 1854, the Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them from their lands and onto the Puyallup reservation.
  2. The state of Washington has the 7th largest Native American population in the U.S. with 29 federally recognized tribes represented, as well as several unrecognized tribes. We recognize that the privilege of our campus being on the land on which we now stand comes at great cost to the Coast Salish peoples.
  3. We gather here knowing that our presence is part of an ongoing invasion and that these lands were and continue to be forcibly and unlawfully taken from their original indigenous inhabitants. We acknowledge that these injustices are true here and also for indigenous communities around the globe.

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