|Submission Date||May 20, 2019|
California State University, Monterey Bay
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.44 / 2.00||
Campus Planning and Development
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 Inclusive Excellence
Advance excellence at CSUMB through inclusion and equity. Toward this end, we promote the retention, positive college experience and graduation of students by identifying and institutionalizing effective educational practices for all students. We also foster the success of faculty and staff, and work towards sustaining a vibrant and welcoming campus for all. Some of the office work includes;
1. Looking at outcomes and disparities across campus disaggregated by identities such as race and ethnicity, gender, and ability.
2. Allocating university and community resources to support students, faculty and staff who have greater needs due to the systemic shortcomings of our educational and employment systems in providing for them.
3. Respect for the experiences of individuals who may not be well served by current educational and employment systems.
4. Recognition that the elimination of entrenched biases, stereotypes, and discrimination in institutions of higher education requires intentional critical deconstruction of structures, policies, practices, norms, and values assumed to be race and other identity neutral.
5. Partnerships with offices and individuals across campus whenever possible in recognition that equity-mindedness work is a shared campus effort and provides greater chances of success.
6. Support and promotion of existing campus plans such as the Campus Strategic Plan, the Academic Plan and Institutional Learning Outcomes.
Office of Inclusive Excellence Advisory Committee
Provides support for the office of Inclusive Excellence. The committee consists of students, staff and faculty who meet to discuss campus issues/needs related to diversity and inclusion and give feedback on proposed direction of main projects such as the campus climate study, diversity mapping, diversity plan and campus data.
Office of Title IX Administration and Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation Prevention
Provides assistance and support, and monitors and oversees overall compliance with laws and policies related to Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking. Your Campus Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss your right to file a criminal complaint; the University’s relevant complaint process, and your right to receive assistance with that process, including the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off Campus; and other related matters.
Title IX Advisory Board Committee
Provides support for Title IX/DHR Office. The committee consists of students, staff and faculty who discuss effective culture climate initiatives. The committee meets to identify strategies for informing campus of reporting and remedy information, as well as assess, and address acute and/or systemic patterns of concern.
The Otter Cross Cultural Center
The Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) cultivates a collective vision towards critical consciousness by offering educational programs and workshops, holistic leadership development, and experiential learning opportunities to bridge passion into practice so that students, staff, and faculty grow into leaders of change to eliminate social inequalities. By fostering meaningful dialogue and activism while also promoting empathy and social justice, the OC3 takes proactive student-centered approaches that respects students’ evolving sense of self, perspectives, and voices.
In partnership with campus and community members, the Otter Cross Cultural Center will be a dynamic and culturally empowering hub that serves as an advocate for social justice by building bridges across communities, identities, and intolerance. The OC3 empowers students with the lifelong tools to advance dialogue, empathy, critical thinking, and self-reflection.
Values - Our values are built upon:
Creating sustainable social change
Constructing brave spaces for authentic self-expression
Promoting acts of healing in order to impact the communities we serve
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:
Students (Most) - Students are required to complete a training on cultural competence and non-discrimination. The only reason (it is not "all" is because it is not required for transfer, international or graduate students. In additional the OC3 offer anywhere between 8-20 events / activities during a semester to engage and educate the campus community.
Faculty and Staff (Some) - The Office of Inclusive Excellence has conducted a Diversity Learning Series for the last 4 semesters. About 20 people have graduated from the program. Which includes both 4 required courses and 4 electives. Other staff and faculty have participated in individual classes but may not have completed the full series.
Safe Zone training is available to students staff and faculty every year.
Training are offered to the entire campus community through the Otter Cross Cultural Center as well as the Office of Inclusive Excellence which provide training and information session as requested.
"The Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) is part of the division student affairs and serves CSUMB students. OC3 is committed to advancing the University vision of diversity, cross-culturalism, and social justice through the following;
• Educational workshops and events that explore diversity and social justice
• Trainings on how to be an activist and to create social change
• Cultural celebrations that represent the multicultural community we have on campus
• Resource library with books and movies on diversity and social justice
• A fun and relaxing study space where all students are welcomed
• Individual and student organization advising on leadership, identity, and social change
The office of Inclusive Excellence & Office of Title IX Administration and Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation Prevention We are planning to develop a curriculum of culture competence training for faculty and staff including identity awareness, unconscious bias, microaggressions, and inclusive recruiting.
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