Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.33
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
PA-5: 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 by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

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.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force (2018-2021) led the push for a DEI assessment (completed January 2021) to help inform academic and administrative policies and practices at JCCC. After the completion of the assessment, the permanent, college-wide (faculty, staff, and students) DEI Committee commenced its work in May 2021.

The Committee's goal is to ensure that JCCC’s work and learning environment promotes a diverse community that begins with students, faculty, staff and administration who respect and value diversity and inclusion in various forms including race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, national origin, religion, age, disability status, and political perspective.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

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, and 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.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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