|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
Indiana University Bloomington
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.78 / 2.00||
Associate Vice President
Office of Academic Support and Diversity
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:
By mandate of Indiana state law diversity committees were formed on each campus to annually report on findings, conclusions, and recommendations related to each of these statutorily defined areas: faculty employment policies concerning diversity issues; faculty and administration personnel complaints concerning diversity issues; recommendations to promote and maintain cultural diversity among faculty; and recommendations to promote recruitment and retention of minority students.
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) strives to foster an inclusive environment that promotes and nurtures diversity, broadly
defined on all campuses of Indiana University. This is achieved by strategically focusing on three critical areas: recruiting and retaining faculty and staff, and recruitment, retention, and timely completion of undergraduate and graduate students; promoting a welcoming and positive campus climate; and engaging in outreach and advocacy locally and nationally.
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:
1.) The Office of Diversity Education (ODE) assists in the design and/or facilitation of diversity education workshops, presentations, and seminars for students, staff, and faculty. These learning experiences may be designed for a particular department or for a class.
- Visit classrooms/residence halls to facilitate discussions about diversity related topics
- Meet with IU individuals and offices to facilitate solutions to diversity-related concerns
- Consultation regarding cross-cultural communication
- Consult with managers and supervisors about problematic cross-cultural interactions
- Assist in the development of strategies to enhance cross-cultural communication
on an interpersonal and organizational level
- Consultation regarding diversity plan development
- Consults and confers with managers and supervisors in the development of comprehensive diversity plans for their department or area of responsibility.
2.) University Human Resources offers a variety of free training sessions, open to all faculty and staff. One 3-hour session, offered at least every year is Cross-Cultural Intelligence. From the training description, "We’ll provide you with the ability to recognize when a behavior might be culturally based, what the root of that behavior might be, how to respond to it, and even give you some basic foreign name pronunciation skills. This workshop will be interactive – bring your stories, and come prepared to work through some small group scenarios."
3.) For students in the residence halls (first-year students are required to live on campus), there is a CommUNITY Education (CUE) Program. "CUE is committed to fostering a welcoming and supportive community for all that live in, work in, or visit our residence halls. Annually the CommUNITY Educators (CUEs), student staff members within Residential Programs and Services, plan and coordinate over 100 interactive programs as well as educational bulletin boards and other passive programs. The CUEs frequently collaborate with other groups on diversity related programs, such as retreats. In the past topics have included such things as White Privilege, Conversations on Race, Spirituality, and Masculinity."
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Confirmation of staff training provided by Wendy Cornwell, University HR.
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