Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.53
Liaison Taryn Wilkinson
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
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Niagara College Canada
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Rick Anderson
Student Services
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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 ---
Employee diversity and equity ---

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

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:

Cultural competence, diverse learning needs and sustainability (which is a hybrid course) are principles embedded in the three phase New Faculty Development program, Part Time Teachers program, as well as a number of professional development programs and workshops offered throughout the year. Some of the professional development programs offered include: Student Background: Considerations for Instructions on Tests and Assignments, Classroom Expectations: Yours and Theirs, Mental Health First Aid Training and How to Work Effectively with People who Act, Think & Work So Differently from You. Also, intercultural activities are embedded in all Niagara College wide events, including New Employee Orientation, Day of Reflection, and Niagara Day.

Niagara College also requires all staff participate in Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability training. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act is to benefit all Ontarians by, developing, implementing and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises.

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

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