Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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Johnson County Community College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.89 / 2.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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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?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Multicultural Council meets every other week and is made up of staff, students, and faculty who are selected both by self-interest and recommendation. Its brief encourages action on the following fronts: event and programming opportunities, passive and active co-curriculuar education opportunities, and training events such as The Diversity Fellowship Program.

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:

JCCC provides and hosts a number of cultural events and programs that are open to various combinations of each of the groups listed above. Some examples are an annual Japanese Festival, PowWow, International Education events, Autism Conference, ESL & ASL programming, Spanish Immersion Retreat, Service Learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. The Leadership Institute and Leadership Alumni have diversity as a competency in the training program so this topic is covered in training, book discussions, speaker events and service learning projects. Staff Development also programs presentations that cover a variety of the topics under cultural competence, and includes instruction on diversity in new staff orientations.

Students have the opportunity to participate in cultural competency activities and passive educational offerings as developed by the Center for Student Involvement, the Student Senate, and the Multicultural Programming Council.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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