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Liaison Dasha Ostrova
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California College of the Arts
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Juras
Director of Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Planning
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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:

The President’s Diversity Steering Group (PDSG) is composed of key faculty, staff, and students who are advocates for human rights and social justice, and who work together to guide the college's fulfillment of its diversity mission and goals.

This guidance is achieved through: providing and prioritizing strategic and tactical recommendations in regards to diversifying our community, curriculum, and climate; advising the president and other senior administrators on such matters; measuring and communicating the progress the college has made on achieving its diversity goals; and ensuring the college is accountable for its continued growth and development with regards to equity and inclusion.

PDSG's Goals work is described here: https://www.cca.edu/about/diversity/steering/goals

CCA's Diversity Committee is comprised of staff and helps to implement the recommendations of PDSG. The current project is to implement a cultural competency curriculum (DiversityEdu) with staff, faculty, and students and measure the outcomes of the training.

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:

We are rolling out the DiversityEdu curriculum to students, faculty, and staff in Spring 2018 and Fall 2018. The curriculum is intended to increase awareness about bias, whether conscious or unconscious. Areas specifically covered include:
- examining assumptions
- impact of identity terms
- microaggressions
- bias in decision making

We have started follow-up conversations with faculty and staff who have received the curriculum to discuss how the information applies to their departments. The plan is for departments to apply the curriculum to issues in their departments and develop a plan to address those problems as a step toward establishing an inclusive community.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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