Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.65
Liaison Leslie Raucher
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Barnard College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

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:

*Ariana González Stokas, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The VP for DEI leads strategic initiatives that cultivate a more inclusive and equitable learning environment.

*Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is charged with the following:

--Expanding the dialogue about diversity, inclusion, and equity to include the entire Barnard community of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.
--Promoting and coordinating campus-wide participation in the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
--Managing and monitoring the implementation of recommendations from the President’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.
--Advising Barnard’s senior leadership and Board of Trustees on ongoing and new initiatives that create a more diverse and inclusive campus community.

*Monica Miller, Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development

*Faculty Diversity and Development Committee
--Works to help the College fulfill its mission to increase and maintain diversity among the faculty and to expand the College’s support for faculty throughout their careers. The Committee assists departments and programs in ensuring that faculty searches are fair and open, organizes new faculty orientation and mentoring, and provides support to departments and chairs in preparing reappointment and tenure cases. The Committee is also available to work with departments and programs in identifying their diversity goals and the strategies they choose to achieve them. The Committee supports programs that increase faculty diversity and development to promote an open and inclusive campus climate for all faculty.

*Student Government Committee for Inclusive Initiatives
--The Committee for Inclusive Initiatives works to promote open discussion, foster community dialogues, support and develop programs and practices that engage the community in building an inclusive campus climate. Students on this committee survey several areas of Barnard College, in particular, the student body, faculty, and administration, and present thoughtful and practical approaches to improving the dynamics of inclusion and equity in all facets of the College. The committee addresses issues of identity, surrounding, but not limited to, sexual orientation, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, socioeconomic class, education, citizenship, and ability. The committee creates forums in which students can participate in meaningful and evocative discussions surrounding the above issues.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
None

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
None

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Barnard Student Life host a mandatory Identity and Inclusion session during New Student Orientation (NSOP) every year. All students participate in cultural competence, inclusion training/activities during their time here. We also assess this session every year, both right after it occurs and in the overall NSOP Survey. Other student leaders also receive more enhanced training related to their position (i.e. RAs, OLs, Well Woman Peer Eds).


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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