Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Champlain College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Angela Batista
Vice President
Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity and Student Life
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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?:
Yes

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 Office of Institutional Diversity coordinates and implements a college-wide diversity and inclusion strategy across the institution and is committed to working in partnership with all members of our college and external partners to build a welcoming and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff engage in continuous learning and growth.

We strategically organize our diversity and inclusion work within an institutional framework that is comprehensive and includes all areas of the organization.

To advance Diversity & Inclusion, the College efforts are lead by the VP of Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity and Inclusion bringing together partners from Academic Affairs and Academic Divisions, Enrollment Management, People Center/Human Resources, students, and the College Diversity Council, which serves in an advisory capacity to the President.
https://www.champlain.edu/about-champlain/diversity-and-inclusion

Also see Champlain's Diversity Statement: https://www.champlain.edu/about-champlain/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-statement

See the Diversity Map of key personnel, offices, etc.
https://www.champlain.edu/Documents/About-Champlain/DIVERSITY_2017-18/Champlain%20College%20Diversity%20and%20Inclusion%20Map_2017-18.pdf

Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Angela Batista, also oversees the following programs and offices:

Champlain's Achievement, Retention and Excellence (C.A.R.E) program:
https://www.champlain.edu/about-champlain/diversity-and-inclusion/office-of-diversity-and-inclusion/care-program

Champlain's Affinity Groups: https://www.champlain.edu/about-champlain/diversity-and-inclusion/information-for-students/affinity-groups

Office of Diversity & Inclusion- aims to create a welcoming, accepting, and affirming environment for all students, while providing support to all underrepresented student populations.
https://www.champlain.edu/about-champlain/diversity-and-inclusion/office-of-diversity-and-inclusion

Women's & Gender Center - provides a comfortable, inclusive, and fun place for students to hang out, meet new friends, and have good conversation. Students of all gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome to call this place home, and we hope you will! We also facilitate educational and supportive programming around our three major themes: Empowerment and Leadership Development, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Sexual Violence Prevention
https://www.champlain.edu/student-life/student-services/womens-and-gender-center


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Students - diversity education for all first year students; training for all student leaders (RA, OLs, SAs); campus speakers and programming; student affinity groups

Faculty & Staff - professional development workshops regularly offered through DareU
https://www.champlain.edu/faculty-and-staff/people-center/dare-u; workshops at annual Staff Professional Development Day; leadership training for specific leaders

Faculty - Faculty Senate Multicultural Committee; Divisional Program; and the D,E, & I Toolkit - During the Fall 2016 semester, Eric Ronis, Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion in Academics, conducted a series of interviews with full-time faculty. A majority of faculty expressed a desire for resources and tools around D&I work that they would find “useful” and “practical,” especially in the classroom. This Canvas Toolkit was born out of that request. Here, we attempt to share in one central place information and best practices for Champlain College faculty.
Our desired outcomes for this toolkit include:
- To increase faculty access to current information in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, especially as those areas impact higher education;
- To share practical tools for potential use in the classroom; and
- To provide a medium to sustain ongoing conversation and learning around equity, diversity and inclusion issues throughout the academic year, as we continue to deepen and expand knowledge and practices within the entire College community.


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