Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The University Committee on Diversity (UCD) is charged with "assess[ing] the effectiveness of diversity efforts on campus, identify[ing] gaps in university diversity policies and efforts, develop[ing] new policies and initiatives as necessary, and ensure[ing] that units across the university are meeting diversity objectives." The UCD meets several times each semester. Among the committee's responsibilities is the review of diversity reports submitted by colleges and units. In addition, the UCD is responsible for reviewing applications for the Diversity Grants Program administered by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. The committee also supports diversity-related events and activities that occur across the university.


Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Bratsch-Prince, Dawn; Chair; Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Beatty, Cameron; Member; Graduate and Professional Student Senate
Bruna, Katherine; Member; College Diversity Committee Chairs
Curbelo, Aurelio; Member; College Diversity Committee Chairs
Deike, Hillary; Member; College Diversity Committee Chairs
Deng, Nyajuok; Member, Government of the Student Body
Denison, Christine; Member; College Diversity Committee Chairs
Dixon, Kerry; Member; University Committee on Disabilities
Dorsett, James; Member; Student Affairs
Fowler, Chris; Member; University Committee on Women
Frank, Matthew; Member; College Diversity Committee Chairs
Gaskin, Sylvester; Member; Student Affairs
Geske, Joel; Member; College Diversity Committee Chairs
Gonzales, Mary; Member; Student Affairs
Harris, Amy; Member; Professional & Scientific Council
Harris, David; Member; Athletics Department
Hernandez, Himar; Member; At-large
Madon, Stephanie; Member; Faculty Senate
Moats, Steven; Member; At-large
Piscitello, Joan; Member; Business and Finance
Pruismann, Kristin; Member; Business and Finance
Rumbeiha, Wilson; Member; College Diversity Committee Chairs
Salinas, Cristobal; Member; College Diversity Committee Chairs
Schmittmann, Beate; Member; Council of Deans
Trainor, David; Member; Business and Finance
Wilson, Michael A; Member; At-large


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
Yes

A brief description of the diversity office:

Iowa State’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has a Chief Diversity Officer as well as an Equity and Diversity Coordinator. These roles are tasked with chairing the University Committee on Diversity (formerly the Advisory Committee on Diversity Programming and Coordination), an advisory committee on diversity programming and issues at Iowa State. The group also searches for opportunities to get faculty more involved in existing diversity initiatives, such as the annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE). Finally, this staff core supports the campus-wide efforts to attract a diverse pool of applicants for faculty and staff positions.

+ Date Revised: June 26, 2014

The number of people employed in the diversity office:
2

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
John Taylor

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Equity and Diversity Coordinator

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The ISU Equity and Diversity Coordinator assists the Chief Diversity Officer in all aspects of diversity planning and administration, and has a significant role on the university Work/Life Committee and with the ADVANCE Programs. The goal of the ISU ADVANCE Program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to produce institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the university. The coordinator also assists with the recruitment and retention of minority faculty; works with the African-American, Asian, Latino/a and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) groups on campus; participates in the University Committee on Diversity and the University Committee on Women; and coordinates the annual Emerging Leaders Academy.

+ Date Revised: June 26, 2014

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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