Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.95
Liaison Mari Acob-Nash
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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North Seattle College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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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?:
Both students and employees

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

The president's Diversity & Inclusion Council for Equity (DICE) is an advisory council that supports and advocates for the strategies, vision and values around diversity. It seeks to provide leadership for ongoing learning, discussion, dialogue and understanding about diversity by all members of the NSCC campus community, including students, staff, faculty and administration

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEQ) at NSC is a campus based service available to current and prospective students of all gender identities and sexual orientations. The GenEq is committed to providing a welcoming, friendly and supportive environment for individuals of all gender identities. It also offers direct support, social service referrals, educational programming and other resources to minimize barriers, empower students and promote academic success.

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:

Coordinated Studies include a cultural competence learning outcome to which all students must take.

Diversity training is included in faculty and classified staff retreats as well as providing funding for PD allocated from DICE. Staff and faculty participate in yearly training at conferences and workshops that include: ENCORE, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Undocumented Student Conference, SAFE Zone training (majority of campus).

Through our staff and faculty professional development program, The Learning Center (TLC), a number of articles and educational materials about the Multicultural Competencies are provided.

Also, through the Office of Diversity and Retention, employees can participate in the Training of Facilitators, where staff are trained to give workshops about diversity, equitable education, and cultural competency)

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Diversity Inclusion Council for Equity (DICE) for students, staff, faculty and administration.

Gender equity resource center for students

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