|Submission Date||March 1, 2018|
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
Director of Sustainability
Physical Plant / Facilities
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?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
Our Office of Diversity and Inclusion takes a broad view of the talents, perspectives, and contributions of all members of the community, and we recognize the richness of humanity reflected in our students, faculty and staff. At Clark we engage in civil, constructive discourse to create a climate of acceptance, one where we understand that our differences, in concert with our commonalities, are the cornerstone for a stronger, more inclusive university.
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 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program provides a valuable professional development opportunity that allows participants to engage in authentic, critical dialogue and in-depth examination of diversity, difference, power, privilege and beyond to understand how we can — and why we should — work together to build a more inclusive community. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills, enabling them to more effectively and enjoyably work and learn in an intercultural, diverse environment. The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program consists of nine sessions (7 core sessions and 2 electives).
This program provides a valuable professional development opportunity. The Program is designed to offer participants an in-depth examination of diversity and differences in order to gain a greater understanding of how we can and why we should work together to build a stronger and more inclusive Clark community. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will enable them to more effectively and enjoyably work and lead in a multicultural, diverse environment.
Participants who complete all nine sessions within two academic years qualify to receive a certificate of completion. Individual sessions are also open to those who are not pursuing a certificate; individuals do have the option to take sessions based on their own interest.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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