Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.08
Liaison Andrew McMahan
Submission Date June 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Central Carolina Community College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Vadrin Covin-King
Sociology Instructor
Social Sciences
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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:

To acknowledge and increase the depth of awareness of diverse cultures, values, and lifestyles represented on campus and in the surrounding community.

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:

In the 2010-2011 academic year Central Carolina Community College provided three different cultural awareness activities through professional development opportunities. During the month of October, the professional development day keynote speaker, which was open to all faculty and staff, focused on diversity, the definition of diversity and how to work well with people from different backgrounds. During the month of February, we invited faculty, staff and students to two events: a play, Blood Done Sign My Name, that focused on race relations during the 1970’s in North Carolina and a conversation entitled “Different Does not Mean Deficient”. Additionally, we communicate to faculty, staff and students other cultural awareness event that takes place within our service areas of Lee, Harnett and Chatham that are not sponsored by the college.

In 2012-2013, the diversity club put on an event for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). During activity day in Lee County, we invited a group from the local Catholic church to cook authentic Latin cuisine and students made pinantas. We repeated the event at the Student Center on the Pittsboro campus. We also invited a young lady to come and teach salsa dancing and students and staff turned out for that event. In October 2012, MADE invited former WBA Boxing champion, James "Bone-crusher" Smith to inspire students to stay in school, discussing his challenges and his wins in the ring. The following month for Native American History, a Native American student enrolled in my SOC 210 course, Christina Hill, conducted an hour-long workshop highlighting cultural traditions of her tribe, including regalia, artifacts, and dances. There were about 35-40 people in attendance. In February of the following semester, I lectured on the History of Hip-Hop from 1978-1998 in the Civic Center. There were about 50 people in attendance. I conducted the lecture on the Pittsboro Campus as well, to a classroom of about 15 students and staff.

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

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