Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Maryville College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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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 and equity on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

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

The Dean of Students is the Chief Diversity Officer for the College. She is responsible for overseeing institutional goals related to diversity, implementing diversity strategic plans, and chairing the Diversity Action Team.
The Diversity Action Team is tasked with monitoring the implementation of institutional strategic goals related to race. In particular, the DAT addresses three objectives: increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups, increasing the number of employees from underrepresented groups, planning and carry out educational programs that educate and support diversity and inclusion on our campus.
Each year, the DAT hosts a variety of educational opportunities on specific diversity topics. For example, during Spring 2014, our topic was Transgender Students in College. In 2014, the topic has been Race in America and at Maryville College. Programs include informal “Lunch and Learn” conversations as well as facilitated events such as the YWCA event called “It’s Time to Talk: A Conversation about Race”. Each year, the DAT also hosts a January “Summit on Diversity” which is a workshop on diversity issues for selected staff, faculty, and students.


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
12

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The National Coalition Building Institute is an international non-profit leadership development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other forms of oppression. Rooted in an understanding of individual, community, and systemic change, NCBI leaders work with public and private organizations to further:
Cultural competence,
Collaboration and partnerships,
Effective relationships within and across group identities.
The campus hosts a minimum of two NCBI workshops each semester.

In 2014, the Diversity Action Team focused on Race in America and at Maryville College. Programs include informal “Lunch and Learn” conversations as well as facilitated events such as the YWCA event called “It’s Time to Talk: A Conversation about Race”. Each year, the DAT also hosts a January “Summit on Diversity” which is a workshop on diversity issues for selected staff, faculty, and students.


The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:

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