Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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Pomona College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Rachford
Director Institutional Research
Institutional Research
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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:

The President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity (PACD) was established by President Oxtoby in May 2005 with a charge to monitor and strengthen campus diversity. The Committee leads the coordination of a campus diversity plan, assesses progress toward key diversity goals, facilitates campus dialogue on priority topics, administers a fund to support campus events that strengthen community and diversity, and regularly advises the president and other campus groups on diversity topics.

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:

Pomona has a robust, coordinated program of leadership development for students with a heavy emphasis on building capacity to engage race, class, sexuality, culture, religion, etc., in working toward social change. These themes are addressed both in the formal curriculum and the co-curriculum, including community-based learning opportunities that foster cultural competence and social improvement through Pomona’s Draper Center.

In addition, the Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) offers a regular slate of workshops and topics that help build faculty capacity to engage difference constructively in and out of the classroom. A sample of workshops offered in the 2013-14 year include:
“Disability in your Classroom: Understanding Student Experiences”
“Diversity in the Majors: Where are we and what are our goals?”
“Myths of Meritocracy? Gender Stereotyping in Academic Science”
“Oops, did I say that? Creating an Inclusive Classroom.”

Finally, all faculty and staff undergo regular, mandatory training on sexual harassment, and Ally training is available through the Queer Resource Center to support community members in creating safe, inclusive spaces for LGBTQQIA.

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

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