|Submission Date||March 31, 2021|
Seattle Central College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.33 / 2.00||
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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?:
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 Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) provides strategic leadership and administrative responsibility for researching, developing, implementing and maintaining a range of successful practices for supporting a campus culture that values equity, diversity and inclusiveness. This office leads the work of assessing the effectiveness of institutional diversity and equity goals and outreach efforts, and is expected to lead Seattle Central College to measurable improvements in educational and organizational climate and the recruitment/retention of a diverse workforce and student body.
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:
Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Student Leadership's Global Engagement Team (GET), International Education Programs, and Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion coordinate a program for students, faculty, and staff to help increase their global understanding of cultures around the world. The Global Competency Certificate program comprises two 10-week modules that focus on the ability to understand, learn from, and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The first module includes 1) taking the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) to establish a baseline of global competency, 2) participate in internationally-focused activities, including visits to museums and cultural events, globally-focused events at Seattle Central, meals at enthic restaurants, or movies with a cross-cultural theme, and 2) meeting regularly with one or more program participants for reflection and discussion to expand global awareness and understanding.
The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) provides and supports various trainings and activities. Some examples include the Multicultural Student Services Directors' Council Students of Color Conference (SoCC), Seattle Race Conference (off-campus, team professional development), #blacklivesmatter lectures, Annual Day of Remembrance honoring the experiences of Americans of Japanese descent during WWII, Reframing the Search and Hiring Process for Equity and Diversity, National Conference of Race and Ethnicity (NCORE [off-campus, team professional development], Faculty of Color Mentorship Program (off-campus, team professional development), and many more.
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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