Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Case Western Reserve University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00
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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 President's Advisory Council on Minorities serves the university by providing the President and Provost with ongoing insight and action plans as they relate to underrepresented minorities and other diverse constituencies in the university community.

The Council will assess the university's policies, practices, and attitudes concerning minority students, staff, and faculty; define priorities; recommend changes; and celebrate and replicate best practices that both create a racially inclusive environment and foster the full development, professional advancement, and recognition of all people on campus.

As a standing Council with rotating membership, the Council will not only complement the activities of academic and administrative offices, as well as several committees that address diversity; the Council also aims to provide leadership, innovative solutions, and forward-looking initiatives.

The Council is to report its findings and recommendations to the President and the Provost who will make them available to the university community and consider how to implement them. It is expected that the Council's work will highlight the importance of diversity as a core value and define achievable goals for Case -- both of which are critical for achieving the university's vision of producing a campus environment that promotes harmony, inclusiveness, and equality."

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:

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) provides a number of diversity awareness workshops and consultation services for faculty, students and staff. In some cases, a program specific to goals, participants, and time frame is developed in order to accommodate the different classes, departments, offices, and student groups that request training.

In 2011 the OIDEO created Train the Champion program, designed to help faculty and staff learn how to be leaders in creating an inclusive environment on campus. It begins in January and concludes in November with a"graduation" ceremony. Program participants meet monthly during 90-minute lunchtime sessions in which they explore various aspects of diversity. Session topics include race, religion, generational differences, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and disability issues.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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