Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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Bucknell University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Bridget Newell
Associate Provost for Diversity
Provost's Office
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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 and equity on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

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

Associate Provost for Diversity: charged with institutionalizing Bucknell’s diversity and inclusion efforts, tied to the “Enhance Diversity” pillar of the Bucknell Plan, including leading the effort to develop the 2014-2019 Diversity Plan (strategic plan) and overseeing its implementation along with the President’s Diversity Council. Areas of focus: campus composition/demographics, campus culture and climate, student learning, practices and policies. President’s Diversity Council Mission:
The President’s Diversity Council is an advisory and leadership team responsible for developing, overseeing, and monitoring university-wide efforts to achieve Bucknell’s commitment to diversity as a core institutional and educational value. The Council’s overarching focus is to enhance and maintain Bucknell’s efforts to ensure that all students graduate with knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary for making thoughtful, responsible contributions in a diverse, globally integrated world. Directly tied to this is a focus on establishing and maintaining a thriving, inclusive campus climate that values all faculty, students, and staff members.

Specifically, the Council develops and oversees the implementation of Bucknell’s Strategic Plan for Diversity; assesses, monitors, and reports on progress toward achieving strategic diversity goals; and reviews and revises (as needed) Bucknell’s diversity goals and strategies. Primary areas of focus include (1) diversity of the faculty, staff, and student bodies; (2) campus culture and climate; (3) curricular and co-curricular diversity-centered learning opportunities; and (4) institutional practices and policies.

The Council recognizes the importance of sharing information as well as soliciting and responding to feedback from members of the campus community. As advocates for diversity, inclusiveness, and equity the Council values and promotes cross-campus collaboration; consults with faculty, staff, and campus offices; and regularly supports and participates in diversity enrichment opportunities

The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students ---
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Focus on the following topics: What is cultural competency? Why is it important/relevant to Bucknell University and your specific office and role on campus? How do people become culturally competent? Goals and next steps for participants.
Interactive workshop, tailored to offices as needed, ends with reflection and plan for action
Ideal timeframe: 4 hours, tailored to time availability of offices, 1.5 hour minimum; could be in two sessions. This is part of a series of trainings that has recently been developed by the Associate Provost for Diversity in consultation with many across campus
Other diversity-focused programs/lectures do address aspects of cultural competence, but are not part of a formal training.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:
Will be available on new website, August 2014.

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