Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.55
Liaison Wendy Harness
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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Delta College
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karl Rishe
VP of Student & Educational Services
Student & Educational Services
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

At the invitation of President Jean Goodnow, 13 College employees representing the faculty, administrative / professional staff, support staff, and students were convened as the Diversity Task Force Committee.

Charter/mission statement: Define how the College’s mission and values promote Delta’s culture of diversity, and then express this commitment to diversity through a comprehensive plan that can be practically woven into the fabric of the College. Serve as the coordinating group for strategic planning of diversity initiatives.

Develop a comprehensive plan to:
•Assess institutional progress with diversity (key performance indicators) including a mechanism for measuring success.
•Develop a method to annually report on the progress of diversity.


Members of the committee, including affiliations :

Eric Beckman, Instructor of Economics; Wendy Burns, Assistant Professor of Biology; Thelma Bushong, Director, Center for Organizational Success; Connie Colvin, Office Professional, Student Development; Tamie Grunow, Director of Human Resources; Sylvia George, Office Professional, Financial Aid; Linda Holoman, Director of Student
Development, Diversity and Inclusion; Masood Mowlavi, Associate Professor of Biology; Howard Sharper, Mgr of Programming/Production Q90.1 FM Broadcasting; Charis Urbano, Professor of Biology; Jacob Krzysiak, Student; Maria Sablo-Yates, Assistant Professor of Spanish; Elizabeth Ullrich, Instructor of Political Science


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
Yes

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Diversity & Equity Office is staffed by three personnel--Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion, Multi-Cultural Service Advisor, and an Administrative Office Professional.

Program initiatives include programs and celebrations that enhance the campus environment by increasing the awareness and appreciation of different cultures, incorporate the colleges value of diversity and actively promote, advocate, respect and value differences by fostering a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all.

The office focues on Diversity & Inclusion Services, Retention, Manage and develop projects or activities that advance the College's diversity initiatives, Budget Management, and Program Assessment.


The number of people employed in the diversity office:
3

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Linda Holoman

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Principle position duties inluded: Diversity & Inclusion Services, Retention, Manage and develop projects or activities that advance the College's diversity initiatives, Budget Management, and Program Assessment.

Specifically, collaborate and partner with College departments such as the Center for Organizational Success, committees such as the Human Relations Committee, and with community individuals and organizations such as the NAACP that closely align with the college's missions, vision, values, and education initiatives.

Provide coordination with the Student Senate Liason Committee to offer, improve, and enhance student leadership opportunities on and off campus with an emphasis on open access to all.

Look for opportunities to be in the classroom eith through ABS teaching or other partnerships with academic areas such as the Diversity course offering.


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

Delta College Diversity & Equity are represented and service by dual offices--Diversity Office and Equity Office. The Equity Office website can be accessed at http://www.delta.edu/equity/advisory-committee.aspx

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