Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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Frostburg State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Robin Wynder
Diversity Center
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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:

1. The University’s Cultural Diversity Program incorporates ongoing strategies and new initiatives to recruit and retain minority faculty and staff at Frostburg State University through partnerships between Academic Affairs and Human Resources.

2. The President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides direction about how to create a welcoming environment that facilitates a truly diverse community.

3. FSU also has a Diversity Center that provides extensive workshops and training for students.

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:

BaFa BaFa is a simulation game used for cross-cultural training. The experience is intended to create a situation which allows participants to explore the idea of culture. It should create feelings which are familiar to those one will likely encounter when one travels to a different culture.

Diversity Activities And Training Designs
A three-ring binder containing a collection of 36 diversity activities and 9 lecturettes to be used by a facilitator with an intermediate level of skill and knowledge of diversity issues. All of the activities are for general diversity work and some can be adapted to focus on a specific category of diversity- such as gender, age, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion or people with disabilities-many can be used as sessions that focus on specifics.

Diversity Retreat
Open and free to all FSU students, the retreat is an opportunity to openly discuss our similarities and differences, and learn to appreciate both. The retreat includes workshops and other activities intended to promote student awareness and empowerment in diversity issues and coalition building.

The Game Of Oppression: An Interactive Tool Of Diversity Education
The Game of Oppression is designed to encourage and challenge individuals from different backgrounds and experiences to engage in authentic dialogue.

The Diversity Game: A Game For Exploring Differences That Are More Than Skin Deep
An energizing game that helps people quickly recognize and understand the unique blend of thinking style preferences that make up their group.

NCBI Workshops

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

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