Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.67
Liaison Trina Larson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Chandler-Gilbert Community College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Sara Haidle
Sustainability Project Assistant
Administration
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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:

College level:
One World Committee
Mission Statement - The One World Committee initiates and promotes programs, activities and services designed to transcend cultural boundaries in order to assist our students, staff, faculty and community in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and willingness to participate in a diverse and multi-cultural world. Our goal is a transformative experience.
One World serves the CGCC campus community, and activities are open to the broader Chandler-Gilbert community as well. We focus on student engagement primarily through co-curricular activities. Our goal is transformative activity through Theatre of the Oppressed engagement, forums, workshops, Tunnel of Oppression in the fall, One Billion Rising in the spring, invited speakers, and creative, innovative opportunities. Most of our activities supplement the classroom and provide resources for faculty to deepen student experience. We work closely with Student Life, Co-curricular Activities, and Faculty Development. Our work also relies on Marketing, Rooms and Facilities.

Civic and Global Engagement Committee
The Civic & Global Engagement Committee will promote global learning throughout the college and the community. Its tasks will be many: work with faculty to infuse global learning in the general education curriculum and to develop new courses, create special learning opportunities for students outside the classroom, such as creating a "Human Rights Day," assisting with a college theme, or supporting the Environmental Technology Center), work with facilities to explore sustainable practices on our campus, develop a relationship with other college departments and initiatives (international education, service learning, etc.). Membership is composed of at least one faculty from each college division, an administrator, a member of the international education staff, a librarian, a member from facilities, a college advisor, a member of the technology team, and a representative of the following programs/initiatives: service learning, honors, and learning communities.
Goals:
Make the broad case for sustainability
View sustainability as how CGCC operates in all areas, not a separate, and sometimes marginal, value
Communicate and celebrate progress and best practices internally and externally
Use data and evidence consistently to inform practice and improvement
Improve the quality of life for students, communities, and employees
Broadly engage all groups and constituents
Promote Global and Civic Learning Outcomes

District level:
The Diversity Advisory Council
Mission Statement -- At Maricopa Community Colleges diversity is our strength. Our faculty, staff and students are multi-cultural and multi-lingual. They reflect the society in which we live. The Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to respecting diversity and providing opportunities for people from all walks of life to succeed.
The DAC promotes initiatives and makes recommendations that reflect Diversity. We achieve this through review of policies and procedures, the identification of training opportunities, the monitoring of campus culture and climate, the dissemination of information through a variety of formats and a shared understanding of diversity and inclusiveness.
The Maricopa Community Colleges support a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and equity are encouraged and valued. One that actively seeks to understand and incorporate views from dissimilar frames of reference. (Diversity Advisory Council April 15, 2005)


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

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):
Some

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

For students:
SEE Your World: The Faculty Development Team has chosen SEE Your World as the college theme. Through this theme, we want to engage students and the college community in exploration of the following questions:
What do we need to know about the world today?
What does it mean to be a citizen in a global sense?
And how should we act in the face of large unsolved global problems?

SEE Your World is an acronym that incorporates these 3 areas:
Social - Hunger, poverty, education, disease and health, HIV/Aids, children's health, maternal health, gender equality, war and peace
Environmental - Forests, water quality, sanitation, water availability, bio-diversity, carbon-dioxide emissions, energy use, waste, biotechnology, agriculture, land
Economic - Employment, trade issues, debt, market-access, manufacturing, poverty

Through the SEE Your World theme, the learning outcomes we hope to help students achieve are the following:
Understand and appreciate the complex and diverse identities in local communities and around the world
Acquire interdisciplinary knowledge of the world's social, environmental and economic problems
Develop a heightened sense of local and global interconnections and interdependence
Explore the historical legacies that have created the dynamics and tensions in the world
Learn how to engage in deliberative dialog about local and global issues, even when there might be a clash of views
Understand one’s role in a democracy as both a local and global citizen
Engage in actions to sustain and preserve communities and the environment for future generations

Annual events include film screenings, recommended books, library galleries, guest speaker events, field trips, Sustainability Day, poverty simulation, Unnatural Disaster Day and more. Unnatural Disaster Day a co-curricular event involving students from several disciplines in a public policy forum about a disaster--one in which human actions and policies make the destruction far worse than it might have been even if the disaster is portrayed by the media as "natural." Prior to the event, each participating faculty member guides students in his or her class through a study of the disaster from the faculty member’s disciplinary perspective. Then, on a given day, all classes meet for a two-hour event in which tables are organized to sit one student from each discipline. Students begin by sharing their disciplinary perspective on the disaster and then model democratic decision-making by creating a plan to avoid similar kinds of disasters in the future.

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For staff and faculty:
Maximizing Our Strengths as an Inclusive Community: MOSAIC is an optional employee learning program, mandatory for supervisory staff, offered by our district office.
MOSAIC Overview: What is this Series About
This session provides participants with an overview of the 24-hour MOSAIC series. Participants will have an opportunity to be actively involved, at a basic level, in the complex yet rewarding journey that the MOSAIC series will take them in creating a service oriented, respectful, inclusive and equitable environment that will engage students, staff, and the Maricopa County community.

Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will:
Have participated in activities to help enhance their understanding of diversity, inclusion and engagement as life-long learning.
Understand and appreciate the importance of MOSAIC as a basic and necessary 24-hour series.

MOSAIC is a series of six sequential workshops designed for all employees to help answer these questions. Through awareness, knowledge, skills and application strategies, participants will:
Appreciate the importance of being part of an inclusive culture
Strengthen skills necessary for effective intergroup communication
Recognize and respond to harmful (discriminatory, biased or exclusionary) comments, attitudes, behaviors, and
Increase our understanding of how inclusion impacts the entire organization.

MOSAIC Level I - Knowing Ourselves and Others - provides the framework for diversity and inclusion at Maricopa.
MOSAIC Level II - Recognizing Bias and its Consequences -- provides a deeper understanding of the impact of bias on the faculty, staff, students and the organization.
MOSAIC Level III - Strengthening Maricopa Through Action -- provides participants with an understanding of their own spheres of influence and power in identifying and correcting barriers to ensure an inclusive environment for everyone.
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