Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.88
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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Gonzaga University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Raymond Reyes
Chief Diversity Officer
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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:

Gonzaga has a University Council on Equity, Inclusion, and Intercultural Awareness. It is co-chaired by the Associate AVP & Chief Diversity Officer and the Assistant Director of HR for Equity and Inclusion, the Council is made up of representatives from throughout the University, and is charged with advising and making recommendations, throughout he Chief Diversity Officer, to the President and the President’s Cabinet on Campus Climate, Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity, Strategic Planning, Recruitment and Retention, Culturally Inclusive Pedagogies and Curriculum, Domestic and International Cultural Worlds, and Evaluation and Accountability.

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:

• IMPACT luncheons: IMPACT is an informal organization of faculty and staff of color and their allies at GU. The purpose IMPACT is to support members who are part of other racial or ethnic groups that are small or few in number on campus. IMPACT hosts monthly luncheons throughout the academic year.

• University Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) offers a series of workshops, primarily targeted toward students, entitled “Intentional Initiatives”. The courses in the series all target cultural competence from one angle or another.
• UMEC offers a wide variety of other cultural competence experiences throughout each academic year.
• Human Resources has adapted one of those Intentional Initiatives workshops, in a collaborative effort to bring to staff and faculty. It is titled “The Power of Language: Intent versus Impact”. Human Resources also offers recurring courses on:
o Resolving Conflict
o Solving the Generational Puzzle
o Understanding your own and others Social Styles.
o Management Development 1 which covers harassment and discrimination policies and scenarios.
o Management Development 2 which covers diversity and cultural competence.

The LGBT Resource Center offers a workshop on “Safe Space” which speaks to cultural competence around LGBT issues and creating allies and safe spaces for them. That program is offered several times throughout each academic year to faculty and staff.
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list, but provides a sampling of programs, intended offices and sponsoring departments / organizations.
• Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI): The IDI is an assessment instrument that measures both individual and group intercultural competence. All members of our GSBA were given the IDI to evaluate and improve intercultural compentence.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Additional resources found at www.gonzaga.edu/gutraining

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