|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
California State University, Stanislaus
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination
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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
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 President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI) was established to develop a comprehensive three-to five-year Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan with a specified timeline for milestone achievement of measurable outcomes and visible results. The process for development of the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan includes the following elements: 1. Affirm the University’s Diversity Statement, and align the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan with the University Strategic Plan. 2. Develop a campus-wide implementation plan that includes activities, education, communication, feedback, and ongoing involvement including: creating and fostering a diverse and inclusive campus climate supportive of students, faculty, staff and administrators; assessing and ensuring that the campus’ curriculum and programs acknowledge and support diversity and inclusion; assessing, recruiting and retaining a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and administrators; and assessing and supporting diverse external and community advisory boards and other partnerships. 4. Secure campus-wide affirmation for the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, monitor its implementation, and begin progress reporting.
The Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion oversees the Diversity Center, which aims to provide a sense of belonging for members of our campus community and advocate for an inclusive and respectful space for students from all backgrounds. This includes but is not limited to; race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, creed, religion, age, social class, socioeconomic status, physical and cognitive differences, political views, immigration status and veteran status. Through a wide range of programs, the Diversity Center collaborates with different campus partners to provide welcoming spaces, affirmation and validation for individuals and student groups. Services include: Ally Trainings, Afternoon "Equi-Tea" Time, Complimentary Coffee & Tea, Conference Room Space, a Mindfulness Corner, Intimate Study Space, Inclusive Resources, a Reading Nook, Social Justice Coffee Hour, Social Justice Library, Undocumented Student Services, and Workshops.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Certificate in Inclusive Teaching: The goal of this certificate is to encourage faculty to examine their beliefs about diversity, gain knowledge/understanding about how diversity and identity influence higher education, and to work towards developing humility and sensitivity to create inclusive classrooms and workplaces. This certificate focuses on helping faculty integrate pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the learning environment, course design and assignments to increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom, and contribute to student success. Participants walk away with concrete skills/techniques that they can use in their interaction with students and in their classrooms.
Interrupting Racism Workshops for Faculty and Staff: Participants learn to interrupt racism by analyzing workplace scenarios and using a racial equity lens, practice how to challenge them. The goal is to strengthen our understanding of how racial narratives and white supremacy culturally impact students as they negotiate the university and to facilitate understanding of why it is important to challenge racial narratives and build a racially equitable university.
Workshops for Faculty: 1. Lunch and Critical Conversation: Becoming A Hispanic Serving Institution; 2. Disability Resource Services and Faculty Support; 3. First Generation College Students; and 4. Title IX and Accessibility Training
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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