Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jerry Owens
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Richland College - DCCCD
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Jo Dondlinger
Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Sustainability
Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
Yes

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

Richland College’s executive leadership team (ThunderTeam) is charged with advising and implementing policies, programs, and metrics to integrate diversity and equity on the campus, including the following:
1) Affirmative Action compliance
2) Diversity in recruitment and retention practices
3) Diversity in demographics of student population
4) Equity in serving historically underserved populations
5) Diversity among employee work-groups
Richland’s expanded Thunderteam sets achievement targets for institutional measures of diversity and equity on an annual basis with input from college councils. Strategic organizational actions and targeted departmental action plans are initiated to address performance on these measures. Thunderteam reviews monthly the progress on diversity and equity measures.


Members of the committee, including affiliations :

ThunderTeam is comprised of the following positions: College President, Vice-President of Business Services, Executive Director of Human Resources, Dean/Executive Assistant to the President, Vice-President of Teaching and Learning, and Vice-President of Student Development. Expanded Thunderteam includes the Associate Vice Presidents of Enrollment Management and Financial Services, as well as the Executive Dean of Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness, the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, and the Director of Institutional Research.


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
No

A brief description of the diversity office:
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The number of people employed in the diversity office:
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The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Tony Summers

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Vice President of Student Development

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Richland’s VP of Student Development serves as the college’s Affirmative Action officer and oversees programs that support under-represented groups.


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