Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 43.60
Liaison Kirsten Gabrielsen
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2014
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Orange County Community College
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kirsten Gabrielsen
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

Charge: The committee reviews and updates Affirmative Action plans, policies, and procedures; recommends to the President the creation of new policies and procedures or the amendment of existing ones; anticipates issues pertinent to institutional diversity or equity; serves as a forum to discuss and act upon such issues; and participates in the development and implementation of strategies and activities to achieve the goals of the committee.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Membership: 2 from each Academic Division
2 Support Staff
1 Professional Staff
2 Students
Ex Officio: Affirmative Action Officer
Director, Newburgh Extension Center
1 Member of the Cabinet
Advocate for Services to Students with Disabilities
1 Student Support Services

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:

Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Diversity and Equity is located within Human Resources. The office handles information sharing on components of the College’s Diversity Plan initiative that coincide with the College’s Strategic Plan. Components include College and county demographic data, diversity celebrations and programs, diversity training, and community outreach, including CAPE (Continuing Adult Professional Education) and the community forum.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Kristen Katzin-Nystrom

Diversity coordinator's position title:
SUNY Orange Diversity Coordinator, Assistant Professor, English Department

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Diversity Coordinator is in charge of developing educational programming that celebrates diversity. In addition, the coordinator assists in curriculum development pertaining to diversity and equity and acts as an ex-officio on the Committee of Institutional Diversity and Equity.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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