Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ronnie Dunn
Interim Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
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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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:

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 Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement works collaboratively across the Cleveland State campus to support strategies that advance diversity, to enhance programming and activities that build and nurture a broadly diverse campus community, and to support the social and academic success of the University’s diverse student population.

The President’s Council on Diversity
The President’s Council on Diversity advises the Chief Diversity Officer regarding all aspects of diversity applicable to the work of the University and its faculty, staff, students and administrators. Made up of senior administrators, faculty and students appointed by the President, it sets goals and priorities in accordance with the Diversity Action Plan, monitors progress towards those goals, and updates the Diversity Action Plan as needed.

Diversity Councils
Cleveland State University's Diversity Councils are assemblages of faculty, staff and external stakeholders who meet regularly to design, implement and monitor strategies that address diversity challenges and opportunities in each of the University’s colleges. Members are appointed by the respective Deans of the Colleges and departments throughout the University.

The Diversity Institute
The Diversity Institute (TDI) is an academic research and action center for confronting the range of topics encompassed under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion. TDI staff will work to identify issues within Cleveland State University that can be addressed through a diversity, equity, and inclusion framework and collaborate with essential team members to address them. Recognizing the interdependence with the wider community, the TDI staff will also collaborate with external partners to tackle these same issues as they present outside the university.

Task Forces
These small, ad hoc groups of experts, sometimes called committees or roundtables, work through mission-specific directives to achieve time-sensitive goals around diversity. These groups will be critical to identify areas where system improvements are needed to ensure that all students, particularly those from traditionally marginalized backgrounds, are able to succeed at CSU.

Bias Incident Response Team
The Bias Incident Response Team of university administrators, faculty, staff and student representatives are the first responders for all reports of bias incidents on campus.

Diversity Forums
The Division of Diversity, Inclusion and University Engagement, together with other units of CSU, organizes issue-specific forums on diversity to build equity and inclusivity across the institution. These conversations with students, faculty, and staff will help build a more cohesive culture of diversity at our institution

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
CSU is developing the infrastructure for comprehensive DEI training and initiatives across the university. DEI curriculum is currently incorporated into the ASC 101 (Intro to University Life) course for first year students, as well as into the new employee orientation. Training has also been embedded into the faculty search committee process. Individual colleges have provided trainings through their respective Dean's Diversity Councils. In addition, Student Life provides trainings for students and the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer provides trainings by invitation within specific colleges/departments.

The human diversity general education requirement requires all undergraduate majors to complete two courses in social diversity with a minimum of six credits. One course must be an African-American Experience course. The second course may be either a second African-American Experience course or a Human Diversity course.
African-American Experience
The central and primary focus of the course shall pertain to the African-American experience. Specifically, it should require students to explore one or both of the following issues; African-American history and culture or the African-American urban experience. In addition to appropriate content area as listed above, a major component of all courses in this area must be on race and racism.
Human Diversity
This course includes contemporary subject matter that focuses upon one or more of the following:
the experience and contributions of African-Americans;
the experiences and contributions of other racial/ethnic minority groups within the United States with primary focus on Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.
the experiences and contributions of other groups in the United States that encounter bias based upon group identity (includes gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, and/or religion).

General Education program requirements

African-American Experience and Human Diversity requirement

Social Diversity courses

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
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