Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Mitchner
Former Executive Assistant - Retired
OFC for Inclusion Intercult Initiatives
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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?:

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:

MSU has a variety of committees which provide advice on diversity, equity and inclusion. Some examples are listed below:

1. The Intercultural Education Network (IEN) was created to bring together faculty and staff members whose job responsibilities include designing, coordinating and implementing education and development opportunities relative to diversity and inclusion. The IEN collaboratively examines educational efforts that are intended to support inclusion at MSU and enhance crosscultural understanding. The expectation of IEN is to enable members to gain awareness of the various educational programming activities offered across the university; evaluate tools designed to measure the effectiveness of intercultural education programs; and to share an understanding of the goals, outcomes and impact of these efforts within the MSU community. http://ien.inclusion.msu.edu/

2. The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives serves as an institutional focal point for promoting inclusion and diversity at Michigan State University. In addition to providing leadership and support for university-wide initiatives on inclusive excellence, a staff of experts work diligently to facilitate and support a campus environment that provides students, faculty, and staff with opportunities for excellence. http://inclusion.msu.edu

3. The Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff (WACSS) is an organization that advises the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services about issues that primarily affect women support staff. This group was formerly referred to as WACFO. Committee members represent support staff women from all employee groups across campus and at MSU’s off-campus locations in Michigan. https://adminsv.msu.edu/wacss/

4. MSU's Cultural Engagement Council (CEC), the organizing body behind the Year of Arts and Culture, is composed of leaders of allied cultural units, outreach, and student life. The CEC strives to increase the visibility of campus cultural resources and facilitate expanded MSU cultural engagement among our students and across Michigan, nationally, and internationally. The CEC seeks to build among students and the community a common understanding of the importance of culture through new and innovative partnerships and collaborations; and to enhance teaching and research in all aspects of the study of culture. http://outreach.msu.edu/people/CEC.aspx

5. Michigan State University's commitment to institutional accessibility and diversity, and to the principle that all people matter, guides ongoing efforts to make the university community one that welcomes the contributions of all its members, including persons with disabilities.The President's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues was established in 1987 to ensure broad institutional input on matters relating to persons with disabilities of all characteristics at MSU. According to its Bylaws the Committee is responsible for advising the President on university policies, programs, and procedures affecting persons with disabilities in the university community. http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/equity/pacdi.html

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

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:

MSU provides a variety of opportunities for individuals to gain cultural competence. Institutional programs include:
1. MSU Extension (http://www.msue.msu.edu)
2. Faculty and Organizational Development (http://fod.msu.edu/)
3. Human Resource Development (http://www.hr.msu.edu/prodev/ss_prodev/index.htm)
4. Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives (http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/education/)

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

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