Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Deric Gruen
Submission Date July 1, 2013
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Bellevue College
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Yoshiko Harden
Vice President of Equity and Pluralism (Chief Diversity Officer)
Office of Equity and Pluralism
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

"The Pluralism Steering Committee will provide leadership, oversight, and coordination for the college Pluralism initiatives by serving as a liaison between President’s Staff, the campus Pluralism committees, and the Diversity Caucus."

The Pluralism Steering Committe is tasked with providing oversight for and coordination among the Employee Pluralism Committee, the Student Pluralism Committee, and the Instructional Pluralism Committee; communicating issues, concerns, and suggestions identified by the committees, Diversity Caucus, and the Pluralism Advisory Board to the appropriate committee or administrative unit; ensuring communication of the activities of the Pluralism committees throughout the campus."


Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

The chairs of the Employee Pluralism Committee, the Student Pluralism Committee, and the Instructional Pluralism Committee; a representative from the Pluralism Advisory Board; Dean of Student Services; Executive Dean of Instruction; Vice President of Equity & Pluralism; chair(s) of the Diversity Caucus; Director of Multi-Cultural Services; chair of the Ethnic & Cultural Studies Program; Director of Disability Resource Center; ASG Vice President of Pluralism and Student Affairs; Pluralism Training Coordinator


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
Yes

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Equity and Pluralism is committed to advancing diversity and pluralism at the college among its employees and students, in order to promote student achievement.

This entails working to eliminate discrimination and to advance equal access in all opportunities, programs, and facilities; providing ongoing education and training in cultural competence;
supporting classroom instruction that encourages academic success for all students.


The number of people employed in the diversity office:
2

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Yoshiko Harden

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Vice President of Equity and Pluralism (Chief Diversity Officer)

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Chief Diversity Officer provides leadership in the development, coordination and implementation of programs that promote equity and pluralism at Bellevue College (BC). As a member of President's Staff, the Vice President provides guidance, advice, counsel, and support to the President, Vice Presidents and Deans responsible for managing college unit and department work in support of equity and pluralism.

Areas of focus include: student and employee recruitment and retention, student success, professional development, academic curriculum diversity, and college climate. The Vice President reports to the College President and is a member of President's Staff. In addition, the Vice President guides the work of the college's pluralism committees and manages the pluralism budget.


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:
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