|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
Paul Smith's College of Arts & Sciences
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.56 / 2.00||
Human Resources Director
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?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
The Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Council focuses primarily on campus programs that further the goal of promoting and celebrating cultural diversity. Programs include speakers, films, and food festivals. The Council's formal Mission Statement is below. The council also maintains a Student Diversity Fellow, this paid position has been funded since 2016 and the student is employed during the academic year (September to May). The Council also sponsors a student Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award which is given out annually during graduation in May. The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award seeks to recognize a student AND a faculty/staff member who display leadership in fostering diversity and Inclusion both on campus and within the surrounding community. The winner will receive a plaque at the Leadership banquet.
Mission Statement: The Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Council will work for the promotion and celebration of cultural
diversity within our community and to create a thriving, inclusive community.”
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:
Jane Haugh, diversity and inclusion consultant from Wake the North Country, led an interactive workshop for both faculty and staff at the Spring 2019 (May) all college meeting. The goal of the workshop was to help the 100 plus attendees understand the universality of implicit bias and its impact on behavior. The workshop was well attended and the college plans to continue providing all employee workshops on diversity and inclusion in the future.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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