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Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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Arizona State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

Diversity and equity responsibilities are shared by several departments across the university and coordinated by the Office of Equity and Inclusion in Human Resources and by the Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement. Departments tasked with primary responsibilities include:
1) Office of Student and Cultural Engagement (a unit of Education Outreach and Student Services (EOSS))
2) ASU Wellness @ Sun Devil Fitness Complexes (a unit of EOSS)
3) International Student Engagement (a unit or EOSS)
4) Human Resources (a department within University Business & Finance)

These departments promote a culture of diversity and inclusiveness among students, faculty and staff through development and implementation of a wide range of workshops, programs, presentations, media, and events, as well as development and enforcement of ASU policies and conflict resolution.

Also, the ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion hosts an annual training conference that is free and open to all ASU faculty, staff and students.

Diversity and equity program and activity descriptions offered by the above departments and committee are provided in subsequent responses.

Additionally, ASU’s Purchasing Department (a unit of University Business & Finance) promotes diversity among suppliers to the university community through a variety or policies, procedures, programs and recruitment activities. Supplier diversity and inclusiveness efforts are led by a Manager of Diversity and Small Business Programs.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

ASU’s Office of Equity and Inclusion offers a number of different trainings and activities open to all ASU students, staff and faculty. E&I is but one of the teams that work across the university to develop the robust set of training options for all. Additionally, throughout the year the Office of Student and Cultural Engagement, ASU Wellness@ Sun Devil Fitness Complexes, International Student Engagement (ISE) and the Committee for Campus Inclusion host a number of workshops, presentations, training sessions, and experiences that reach across the breadth and depth of cultural competencies. The entire university community is welcome to attend every event.

SCE/ISE Workshop Descriptions include:

“Navigating the Rainbow of Inclusion”
• 75-minute interactive workshop
• Utilizes first-hand ASU experiences and intersectional conversation
• Focused on understanding the intersectionality of sex, gender & sexuality as components of identity, while identifying strategies to move through the continuum of tolerance, acceptance, respect, and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community at ASU & beyond.

“Interfaith Identities: Learning and Conversation” (Interfaith 101 Workshop)
• 75-minute interactive workshop
• Includes learning about various faith traditions, spiritual practices and world views
• Emphasizes intersectional dialogues focused on our shared humanity

“Different Faces, Same Spaces: Diversifying Cross-Cultural Dialogue and Interactions” (currently in development)
• 75-minute interactive workshop
• Explores ways to talk with, learn from, and deepen experiences across the rich tapestry of cultures here at ASU
• Engages conversation about privilege, -isms, and self-awareness, as together we develop transformative and inclusive spaces while creating conscious communities of culture and diversity

“Global Allies Training”
• 30, 60 or 90 minute informational and interactive workshops
• Intended for students, staff and faculty
• Designed to broaden its participants’ understanding of culture, introduce the concepts of intercultural competence, and increase cross-cultural sensitivity, awareness and understanding

• 3 hour interactive workshop
• Designed to raise awareness of the diverse expressions of gender and sexual identity
• Intended for faculty, staff, and student leaders
• Supports the work of embracing and expressing the university’s principles of Sun Devil Service and honoring ASU’s charter regarding who we include, not exclude. Living Well at ASU is also promoted into the classroom experience through various modules.

“Campus Civility Project – The Art of Inclusive Communication”
Conflict is inevitable in groups. Students experience it with roommates, in families, and in student organizations. ASU has partnered with the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) to present a workshop that you will use in everyday situations on and off campus to explore challenges and strategies for communicating and connecting in diverse groups. The training provides every student with the opportunity to explore the topic of bias and how to identify its role in our everyday interactions. Student organization leaders will:
• learn and practice key conflict management techniques
• focus on inclusive communication skill building
• dig deeper to understand bias and what you can do about it
• put The Sun Devil Way into practice
• ... all in a fun and interactive way!

Students take the online Wellsource® Personal Wellness Profile™, followed by an interactive discussion on healthy living practices to maximize academic, personal and professional success. Tips for healthy eating, enhanced fitness, sleep, healthy relationships and time management are provided.

“Step Up! Bystander Intervention”
Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. The goals of Step UP! are to:
· Raise awareness of helping behaviors
· Increase motivation to help
· Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
· Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others

“Community of Care”
- This online course reviews ASU’s expectations for students and introduces them to many resources available for them.
- The course is a series of videos covering the Sun Devil Way; the Code of Conduct; Issues around Alcohol, Marijuana & Tobacco, Sexual Misconduct, Stress, & Academic Integrity & Step Up information.

“Workplace Behavior”
- All supervisors, staff and student workers must complete the online workplace behavior training module every two years.
- This mandatory training program, which was developed by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and the Office of General Counsel (OGC)
- Training is designed to increase awareness of ASU’s policies regarding anti-harassment, non-discrimination and non-retaliation. Participants will also learn what constitutes appropriate behavior and how to properly report concerns regarding inappropriate behavior.

“Title IX and Your Duty to Report”
- A 15-minute online training module
- All faculty, staff and student workers must complete.
- Training explains university policy and provides important ASU resources and contact information to recognize and report incidents of unwanted sexual conduct and other inappropriate behavior.

Workshops offered at the 2016 Committee for Campus Inclusion Conference include:
• Diversity: Creating “Safe Spaces” in the Classroom and in the Workplace
• Implicit and Explicit Bias: How to Navigate a Greater Understanding in Public Education
• Changing the Conversation: Understanding and Supporting Veteran Students
• Interfaith Identities: Learning and Conversation
• Minimizing the Challenges and Maximizing the Benefits for LGBTQIA Students in Active Learning Classrooms
• Diverse Experiences of Asian International Students: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion at ASU (2 Hour Session)
• Gender & First Generation: Addressing Diversity through Arts-Based Practices
• Accessibility @ ASU
• Converting Conflict into Conversation: Lead by Listening to Decode Diversity
• Mental Health in College: Understanding the Needs of Students
• Global Allies: An Introductory Workshop on Intercultural Competence
• Making the Invisible Visible: The Experiences of Transgender Students on Campus & How to Create an Affirming Climate at ASU
• Teaching about Race, Inequality and Whiteness in the ASU Classroom
• Innovative Uses of Technology to Promote Inclusion in the Classroom
• Developing Cultural Self-Awareness through Film
• Understanding & Supporting International Students in the Classroom & the Workplace
• Where Does Title IX Reach on Campus?

Sun Devil Civility
Arizona State University has collaborated with National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) to develop the Art of Inclusive Communication Training experience for our students. This 3-hour training was created and grounded in the ASU Sun Devil Way. It “emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural interaction and the principles of our Sun Devil Way as valuing each member of the ASU community and demonstrating high standards of civility and decency toward all…[encouraging and underscoring] the benefits of greater communication between diverse groups, aimed at building understanding and respect….Through the ART of Inclusive Communication training, participants gain access to tools that facilitate inclusivity and cohesion on campus. At the end of ART of Inclusive Communication training, students will be able to:
· Demonstrate practical skills, tools, and strategies for enhancing respectful behavior;
· Develop a clear sense of their own identity (who they are & what they value);
· Manage conflicts and cultural [differences] with those with different values;
· Identify personal and community benefits of acting with respect and embracing diversity.

During Phase I (Spring 2016/Fall 2016) We conducted over 50 sessions in our initial phase of this partnership, training almost 1000 students in The ART of Inclusive Communication. It is our very ambitious goal, in Phase II of this partnership, we will host a series of workshops that will allow us to that all new incoming Arizona State University students (undergraduate freshman) will go participate in this training in the Fall 2017 semester (approx. 11,500 students). Our goal is to continue to engage various members of our community in this experience by adding additional cohorts of students as attendees, e.g. transfer students, graduate students, international students, etc. We will also give continued thought to how we will engage online students in an appropriate type experience.

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Jodi Preudhomme
Title IX Coordinator & Special Counsel
(480) 965-0696

Stanlie M. James
Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement

Mick Dalrymple
Director, University Sustainability Practices
(480) 727-8651




Jodi Preudhomme
Title IX Coordinator & Special Counsel
(480) 965-0696

Stanlie M. James
Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement

Mick Dalrymple
Director, University Sustainability Practices
(480) 727-8651

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