|Submission Date||Sept. 19, 2019|
California Polytechnic State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.78 / 2.00||
Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
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?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
The Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity (OUD&I) is committed to “Making Excellence Inclusive” by strategically working to enhance the campus climate through embedding diversity and educational equity in all aspects of the university. Cal Poly is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally competent campus community that engages in a curricular and co-curricular learning environment that incorporates the Learn By Doing philosophy. OUD&I is identified as a vital asset in guiding university-wide initiatives through collaborative relationships with departments to foster inclusion and uphold the institution’s comprehensive polytechnic mission.
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:
Diversity and inclusion educational opportunities are offered university-wide, with a variety of presentations, workshops and outreach opportunities available to students, faculty and staff. Such programs offer opportunities for dialogue and learning, create greater awareness and foster connections among campus community members. Numerous training sessions, workshops and keynote speakers drew more than 8,000 students, faculty and staff members during the 2017-18 academic year.
All incoming students attended orientation programs during SLO Days and Week of Welcome centered around diversity and inclusion. The Cross-Cultural Experience was also added to WOW.
Approximately 1,925 faculty and staff members and students attended a variety of presentations and workshops, including content on hidden bias, microagressions and bias in recruitment.
Forty-four faculty members have participated in Teaching Inclusion and Diversity Everywhere (TIDE), a professional development opportunity offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology in collaboration with the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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