Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.34
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2014
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Emory University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ciannat Howett
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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 and equity on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion opened on May 1, 2014 at Emory University. Lynell Cadray serves as the Associate Vice Provost. The primary responsibility of this office is to implement systematic processes for all areas related to Equity and Inclusion. The staff of seven serves the university in various critical functions: Equal Opportunity Programs and Affirmative Action, Faculty and Staff Training, Discrimination and Harassment Investigations, Title IX, implementation of Faculty and Senior Administrator Hiring Practices and Access and Disability Resources. These units work in tandem with other offices on campus. Campus Life oversees various units related to Community Building and is currently building a team which focuses on Diversity and Inclusion which includes: LGBT, The Center for Community Partnerships, The Center for Women, The Office of International Student Life and The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services. In addition, the Advisory Council on Community and Diversity convenes as a Steering Committee and guides efforts related to diversity through various individual units around the university.
Faculty, staff and students collaborate through a range of programs and practices designed to facilitate access, enhance equity and broaden inclusion.
Prior to this new office's formation, Emory had the same programs and services provided through other departments.

The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion makes available trainings related to: Title IX – Sexual Misconduct and Title VII – Discrimination and Harassment and information related to these policies are highly visible on the Emory University website and on Emory’s campus. In addition, there are trainings developed related to Good Hiring Practices and Biases in the Academy. All of this information will be available on the website which is under construction and designated to launch in early fall.
In addition there are university wide initiatives and training programs related to Diversity and Inclusion and these are developed in individual units.
A sampling of these may be found on individual websites at: The Center for Women, The Office of Campus Life, The Laney Graduate School, The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, The School of Law, The School of Theology, Emory College, Oxford College, The Goizueta School of Business, Emory University School of Medicine and The Rollins School of Public Health.
In addition, the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion has a staff member who focuses primarily on building a diverse faculty by providing assistance and training to faculty search committees and by collecting and maintaining updated data on these activities university-wide. This staff member works collaboratively with all academic units and faculty members in designing and implementing strategies to assist them in reaching their diversity goals.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:

A new website is under construction for the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, so we have provided the general Provost's office website.

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