Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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Carleton University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Philip Mansfield
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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 and equity on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Office of Equity Services, reporting directly to the President, provides leadership in all areas of equity, diversity and human rights, including development of policies, programs and practices and the management of informal and formal complaints of harassment and discrimination. The Office is responsible for the university's Employment Equity Program and Accessibility standards.
There are 4 university committees dealing with diversity and equity.The Equity Policy Committee is a standing committee which advises the President on matters relating to equity and human rights for students and employees at Carleton University. The Senate Committee on Educational Equity assists Senate in the implementation of educational equity and related policies. The Aboriginal Education Council oversees the implementation of Carleton's Aboriginal Coordinated Strategy and reports to the Board of Governors and Senate, through the President.The AODA Task Force, reporting to the President, oversees the implementation of strategies to increase accessibility for students and employees with disabilities.

The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Cultural proficiency workshops are apecifically designed and delivered based on a needs analysis of each group's interactions and challenges of working in a culturally diverse environment. Culture is defined broadly in recognition that cultural groups center around a wide variety of shared identities, including race, age, nationality, geographical setting, socioeconomic class, able-bodiedness or disability, sexual orientation, language, religion, profession or job role, and gender.
All training includes:
• a balance of theory and practice, interpersonal and practical skills development in cultural proficiency
• exploring differences in a safe and positive environment
• continuing self-assessment of one’s values, beliefs and biases
• follow up with individualized coaching and feedback with any challenges encountered within the university environment.
Co-facilitation with faculty, staff and students takes place whenever possible.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:
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