|Submission Date||Aug. 30, 2019|
Evergreen State College, The
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.33 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
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?:
Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
The Equity Council is a group of students, faculty, and staff who work together on issues of equity and inclusion.
'The Council has listened to the concerns of students, staff, and faculty from historically underserved communities. Their experiences place faces and names to the equity gaps that exist on our campus. We are therefore compelled and committed to take actions that improve outcomes for the most underserved members of our community. Over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, we are proposing a paradigm shift, grounded in the College's long-standing diversity efforts, to an institution-wide approach that establishes a culture of inquiry, grounded in equity, aimed at supporting the success of all our students.'
The Council has outlined an in-depth strategic plan to continue striving for equity and inclusion in all aspects of TESC life.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
Some students take part in programs focused on cultural competence. In one, weekly in-depth processing of program content in small groups, creative project responses to seminar readings, uncensored writings, and weekly consciousness logs facilitate development of qualitative, reflective, analytical, and creative modes of inquiry. Seminar response essays and giving and receiving peer feedback on the integration essays will foster integrative, independent, and critical thinking.
The Fall Equity Symposium is designed to empower the Evergreen community with tools to create a stronger sense of belonging on campus. Additionally, the symposium is designed to have a meaningful impact in communities beyond the collegial hemisphere. Participants receive the opportunity to further develop their cultural-competency skills as well as their understanding of how they can contribute to fostering a more inclusive and equitable environment.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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