|Submission Date||May 7, 2020|
Humboldt State University
IN-39: Sustainability Office Diversity Program
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Does the sustainability office have initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups?:
A brief description of the initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups:
Does the sustainability office ensure that sustainability employees complete DEI training?:
A brief description of the DEI trainings for sustainability employees:
Sustainability employees are required to take a training entitled "Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process" when they participate in Hiring Committees. Find more information at https://training.humboldt.edu/content/hsu-workshop-avoiding-unconscious-bias-hiring-process-42.
In addition, one employee from the sustainability office will participate in a "Moving Beyond Bias" Train-the-Trainer learning opportunity, sponsored by the UC and CSU systems sometime during the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year. The goal of the training is to deepen understanding of how bias works and what our campus can do to mitigate bias to build an even stronger campus community. More information can be found on the Moving Beyond Bias website at https://movingbeyondbias.org/.
Does the sustainability office regularly collaborate on events, projects, or initiatives with the institution’s DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of events, projects, or initiatives during the previous year developed in collaboration with the DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus:
While staff in the Office of Sustainability regularly attend DEI training on topics such as Whiteness & Privilege, a formal collaboration has not been formed at this time.
Does the sustainability office or committee include at least one individual with formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities?:
Documentation of the formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities:
While no formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilies have been delegated to the sustainability office or committee, this is an area that the office hopes to bolster and improve in the future and is a consistent topic of discussion.
One current idea for future development in this area is to create learning modules and/or lectures entitled "Moving Beyond Environmentalism: Social Dimensions of Sustainability" that would be offered in a developing Faculty Learning Community with the Center for Teaching and Learning and that could also be deployed during various events, conferences, and summits throughout the year at HSU, including but not limited to Social Justice Summit, Community Dialogue on Race, Earth Week and more. This content has yet to be developed and deployed.
Website URL where information about the initiatives to advance DEI within the sustainability program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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