Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Tom Hartzell
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Calvin University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Michelle Loyd-Paige
Exec. Associate to the President for Diversity and Inclusion
President's Office
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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 Executive Associate to the President for Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for leading deep, pervasive, and meaningful change in the college understands and practices diversity and inclusion. Advises president. Peer coach to cabinet members. Develops cultural competence workshops for faculty and staff. Sets and monitors strategic diversity goals for campus.
The Dean for Intercultural Student Development oversees student development related to diversity.
The Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion oversees the integration of diversity into the curriculum.
Committees: President's Advisory Team for Diversity and Inclusion is an advisory team made up of diversity champions from across the campus.

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:

Note 221 cultural competency events occurred in AY 17-18. This included lectures, films, trainings, and workshops. Topics focused on race, ethnicity, gender, social glass, and sexual orientation.
Members of the President's cabinet meet monthly with the Executive Associate to the President for Diversity and Inclusion in one-hour cultural competency coaching sessions. Each member of the cabinet also takes an annual cultural competency assessment. Each member also participated in half-day professional development training facilitated by the West Michigan President's Compact. an organization focused on racial equity.

All faculty, staff and administrators have access to monthly professional development opportunities related to diversity and cultural competency. Activities include lectures, workshops, and discussion groups. Trainings for 2017-2018 include: The Culturally Responsive Classroom; Anti-Racism 101; But what Do I Do Now?; Cognitive Errors in Interviewing; Engaging International Students, Managing the Diverse Classroom.

Students are also afforded regular cultural competency activities. This year the Office for Multicultural Student Development expanded their UnLearn Week programming to year-long monthly activities to build cultural competence. Students are also required to complete a Cross-cultural Engagement course for graduation.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

At the time of this submission all links were correct, however, several websites are being restructured and may become broken if the restructuring involves moving a page rather than just a refreshed look. Th.

Faculty Resources: https://calvin.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/?_ga=2.119952520.1216102623.1547399083-122263534.1540587384
Student requirements: https://calvin.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/get-involved.html#current
Additional Student Resources: https://calvin.edu/offices-services/intercultural-student-development/events/
CQ Training: https://calvin.edu/offices-services/intercultural-student-development/events/training-and-workshops.html

Lead Diversity Officer: http://calvin.edu/directory/people/michelle-loyd-paige

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