Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.69
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and 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:

Faculty and staff are committed to creating a curriculum and a learning environment that empowers students to become contributing members of an increasingly multicultural and diverse society. The College provides workshops, seminars, publications and projects that foster the understanding and benefits of diversity and enhance shared values. Staff are encouraged to nurture the sensitivity and mutual respect that is fundamental to valuing diversity. Through a supportive intellectual and social climate, MCC promotes freedom of thought, speech, innovation and creativity.


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

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

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

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

Staff and Faculty are both required to complete online cultural competence training. The training is approximately an hour in length to complete and covers race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, age, pregnancy, disability, current or prior military service, and protected veteran status.

In addition, all employees are required to complete sexual harassment prevention training.

In July 2021, we are hosting our first Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula. The Faculty Institute for Teaching Inclusive Curricula is a new initiative that is a collaborative initiative between the offices of Equity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs with Dr. Tehia Glass that will help faculty to develop skills and strategies to create an inclusive curriculum and classroom, which reflects the diverse and varied perspectives of not only our students but global communities. The program is open to full- or part-time MCC faculty and begins July 6, 2021. Eligible participants are required to attend four Institute workshops in July 2021, implement the infused curriculum in the fall 2021 quarter and attend a reflection meeting at the end of the fall quarter 2021. Faculty completing all requirements receive a $500 stipend.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information provided by Associate Vice President for Equity & Diversity in June 2021.

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