Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.92
Liaison Tom Kovacs
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Michigan University
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Thomas Kovacs
Professor
Geography and Geology
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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?:
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 university recently created the position of chief diversity officer (CDO) who reports directly to the president, The CDO’s responsibilities include, among other tasks, developing and implementing the University’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan and leading the Office of Diversity and Community Involvement. The President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion recommended the creation of a chief diversity officer position. The Commission was launched in 2018 and charged with providing policy recommendations to the President to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion on EMU’s campus.

The Department of Diversity and Community Involvement has a mission to support and empower minoritized students, provide intentional learning experiences, and challenge systems and structures that perpetuate inequities. The department includes the center for multicultural affairs, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center, The VISION volunteer center, and the Women's Resource Center.

The Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action provides programs fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. They’re a resource for the entire EMU community for all diversity and equal opportunity issues.

The Faculty Development Center provides a list of faculty resources related to diversity and inclusion across the United States. The database includes various associations, centers, and universities that offer diversity and inclusion resources for instruction. These are then further analyzed into categories; best practices, teaching strategies, student involvement, mentoring for faculty, training seminars, etc.


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

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Student trainings are designed to engage students in issues of social justice, inclusion and reflecting on their own identity. Faculty and staff trainings are designed to prevent workplace harassment to help faculty and staff know what to do to protect ourselves and keep our workplace welcoming - to everyone.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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