Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.32
Liaison Trish O'Connor
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2019
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Fleming College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Mark Gray
Manager, Student Experience Diversity and Inclusion
Student Services
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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?:
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 dedicated Fleming College Diversity and Inclusion Department are new within Fleming. This department was created in response to the need to identify and support marginalized, at-risk students. The new structure of this area of service includes two 24 hours/week part-time position splits at both Sutherland and Frost campuses. The role’s focus is broadened from First Generation and LGBTQ+ students to at-risk students fell whom outside the First Generation and LGBTQ+ profile and could not be more fully supported by the Student Experience Team. The Student Experience Team, therefore, deemed it necessary to create a departmental focus that whose staff were dedicated to using the intersectionality lens and creating a supportive and more deliberate supports at all campuses at Fleming College.

Fleming has a Manager, Student Experience, Diversity & Inclusion

Fleming College – Inclusive Statement

Fleming College believes that diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of global citizenship, equity, and success for students and staff. Our promise is an inclusive community where we can Learn, Belong, Become. Our actions demonstrate that we are committed on an on-going basis to removing barriers and actively evolving a culture of respect, recognition, accommodation, and celebration of each other’s unique contributions to Fleming’s learning and working environment.

The Student Experience

The Student Experience Department is committed to welcoming and supporting students. Through our programs and services, students will have a successful transition to college and access to opportunities throughout their time at Fleming, to get involved, celebrate their diversity and stay connected.

Fleming offers Cultural competency (CC) and Positive Space (PS) training. CC is an awareness and information module designed to help employees support diverse students at Fleming College. Through interactive activities, the session will offer an introduction to the cultural competency model that shifts participant awareness inwards to their own cultural lens, as well as outwards to the social and cultural barriers to inclusion. The session will focus on integrating international students into the classroom, but the content will be applicable in many areas of cross-cultural communication and all service areas. PS training offers students and employees an opportunity to learn how homophobia and gender stereotypes perpetuate harassment and exclusion and create unsafe spaces for people who define themselves differently than “heterosexual”. The program is made up of 3 levels, each one building on the awareness developed in the previous session. The program is open to all students, employees, and any interested community members.
Fleming makes available to all employees a number of cultural/diversity training opportunities.

Diversity Awareness Training and Cross-Cultural Communications Training represent voluntary programs for available employees and students.

Finally, the Diversity and Inclusion Office provides a Positive Space Education Program, which seeks to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ2+) community


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Diversity Community of Practice
The Diversity Community of Practice is a group of staff and faculty who are interested in diversity at Fleming College. Their goal is to help ensure that Fleming College remains a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone in the Fleming Community.

What is Diversity?
Diversity is celebrating our differences and respecting each other’s unique identity regardless of ability, age, ancestry, culture, gender, race, sexual orientation or status.

2015-2018 Fleming College Strategic Plan
Our Values: Inclusiveness – to welcome and value all students and all perspectives.

Inclusivity Statement
Fleming College believes that diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of global citizenship, equity, and success for students and staff. Our promise is an inclusive community where we can Learn, Belong, Become. Our actions demonstrate that we are committed on an on-going basis to removing barriers and actively evolving a culture of respect, recognition, accommodation, and celebration of each other’s unique contributions to Fleming’s learning and working environment.

Fleming offers Cultural competency (CC) and Positive Space (PS) training. CC is an awareness and information module designed to help employees support diverse students at Fleming College. Through interactive activities, the session will offer an introduction to the cultural competency model that shifts participant awareness inwards to their own cultural lens, as well as outwards to the social and cultural barriers to inclusion. The session will focus on integrating international students into the classroom, but the content will be applicable in many areas of cross-cultural communication and all service areas. PS training offers students and employees an opportunity to learn how homophobia and gender stereotypes perpetuate harassment and exclusion and create unsafe spaces for people who define themselves differently than “heterosexual”. The program is made up of 3 levels, each one building on the awareness developed in the previous session. The program is open to all students, employees, and any interested community members.
Fleming makes available to all employees a number of cultural/diversity training opportunities.

Diversity Awareness Training and Cross-Cultural Communications Training represent voluntary programs for available employees.

Finally, the Diversity and Inclusion Office provides a Positive Space Education Program, which seeks to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ2+) community


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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