|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.33 / 2.00||
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
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 Office of Diversity and Inclusion fosters dignity and respect ensuring that all members of the community have an equal opportunity to thrive. The office works in a number of different areas, which include: education, advocacy, and policy change. It is a new office, but so far the office has offered student workshops on issues of diversity and inclusion; campus wide opportunities for engagement, and has worked to establish the first strategic diversity plan which serves as a roadmap for the Colleges.
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:
The Colleges offer a range of trainings for student, staff, and faculty. Most recently the following trainings have been made available:
- Student Development and Identities: Implications for Teaching and Learning
- Creating Inclusive Spaces for Learning: Exploring Equity Practices for Engaging All Students
The office of diversity and inclusion has also offered trainings for RAs, and the incoming first year class.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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