|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.33 / 2.00||
Direcotr of Student Services
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:
The Diversity Council is a standing committee of the college composed of faculty, administrators, and students, and representing every academic division of the college, the office of human resources, and the Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success (CEIS). The Council acts as the main campus voice on issues of diversity, including the status of women and other historically underrepresented groups; advises and supports campus diversity programming, training, and faculty and staff development; supports and assists the staff of the CEIS; and serves as an outreach resource to the Decorah community.
The Center for Intercultural Engagement & Student Success (CIES) is a student-centered office that focuses on student engagement and success, building intercultural relationships and guiding students towards self-agency for their futures.
Through intentional, intercultural and intersectional expertise, the Center helps to inform the campus about pertinent issues and promotes skill acquisition around constructive dialogue and conflict resolution.
The Center supports the in-classroom experience by creating intentional opportunities for applied learning and activities that enrich campus climate and learning environment.
It works with student identity and interest groups to promote inter and intra-group collaboration and understanding and strengthen leadership opportunities and intercultural competence skills.
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:
Luther College utilizes the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) with various groups on campus, including social work and education students, student life professional staff and student leadership groups. Members of the staff and faculty are trained administrators.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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