Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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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 Climate & Engagement Committee serves as the university committee to review and advise on issues of diversity, inclusion, climate and engagement. It is drawn from employees and students throughout the universities campuses.

The Diversity and Inclusion 5 is the committee comprised of the five areas of Chief Inclusion Officer, the Director of Teaching & Learning, the Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion Services, the Associate Vice President of Student Success, Diversity & Inclusion and the Chief Human Resources & Employee Inclusion Officer. They are the professionals tasked with executing the strategic plan. They meet regularly with the president to oversee this mission.

CLIMATE & ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Clarkson University seeks to promote and support an inclusive environment that values the diversity of our community, where individual talents and differences are accepted and celebrated. We are committed to advance an environment where each member is an active participant in creating and sustaining our inclusive community.

Advancement will be measured by University engagement in activities and initiatives that promote a climate of inclusion. We do this not only to improve our Clarkson Community, but instill the values of diversity in our community members so that they may promote inclusive engagement in other communities to which they will belong. The Climate and Engagement Committee will partner with and support other campus organizations to advance shared priorities and visions of inclusion and diversity on campus.

The committee acts in an advisory capacity for the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. The Committee works in sub-committees to operationalize the strategic goals.

The Climate and Engagement Committee is an inclusive group of students, staff, and faculty from across the University, selected for their willingness to actively work toward the above goals. Individuals interested in joining the committee should contact the Chief Inclusion Officer.

Jen Ball, Chief Inclusion Officer

Julie Besaw, HR Assistant & Committee Liaison"


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):
Some

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:

All new Employees receive D&I (Title IX) training. and Faculty training. In addition, we have focused training opportunities for faculty and Deans on Teaching and Learning through the Office for Teaching and Learning for Diversity and Inclusion. This office is dedicated to supporting Clarkson faculty in their efforts to be excellent teachers and facilitators of classrooms that are welcoming and attuned to the needs of our students. The Office supports efforts to develop a curriculum and co-curricular activities that enhance the campus as a community and learning environment for everyone. Finally, the Office is a meeting place for faculty and those responsible for administering initiatives and programs in Diversity and Inclusion.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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