Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

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:

College Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CCIE) is Saint Mary College's primary committee focused on a long standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Committee's work stems from the belief that excellence in learning emanates from a diverse community and a culture in which all members of the community are valued, respected, and supported. This means going beyond the tolerance of difference to one that is guided by social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship.

The Committee is guided by three goals which were developed from work completed across campus dating to 2008. These include:
- Improve the Recruitment, Retention, and Success of Underrepresented Students, Staff, and Faculty.
- Build an Inclusive Community
- Develop Systems of Accountability and Assessment.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

A Campus of Difference was developed by the Anti-Defamation League to help college administrators, faculty members and students learn to examine stereotypes, expand cultural awareness, explore the value of diversity and combat racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. All faculty and staff are required to participate in the workshop.

The required trainings are broken down into two Tiers - "Tier 1" and "Tier 2". Every staff faculty member is required to attend a Tier 1 training every three years, and Tier 2 trainings are optional. The workshops are held on campus at multiple times each semester and are structured to permit attendees to spend time talking about important issues that affect the Saint Mary's community..

Discussions focus on such topics as “How do we work, learn and play with people who are different than we are?” and “How do we create commonalities with people who are different than we are?” Another goal of the workshop is to raise staff and faculty awareness of things happening on campus and to better understand the experiences of people who don’t feel welcome or included.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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