|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 14, 2016|
St. John's University, New York
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|2.00 / 2.00||
STARS Research Analyst
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 Multicultural Advisory Committee is an advisory group to the President of the University that addresses both the broad issues of multiculturalism in higher education and the specific multicultural needs of our St. John’s University community. One of its functions is to provide recommendations that will help the University better serve its increasingly diverse population. Established in Spring 2004, is comprised of representatives of students, faculty, and administrators.
More information can be found at http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/human-resources/hr-policy-manual/policy-808-diversity-initiative
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|
A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:
Training and developing our administrators and staff are among the most important things the University can do for its employees. In this rapidly changing environment, employees are constantly being called upon to learn new skills, to work in new and different ways and to change direction at a moments notice. These qualities are necessary so that our employees can keep up with the new demands that will enable the University to continue to be successful.
The Training and Development Department is committed to helping the University's leaders better manage the performance of their employees and improve leadership effectiveness. The department also helps employees gain the skills they need to stay current in their jobs and, if appropriate, to move on to other opportunities within the University. Since employees interact with students each day in every aspect of university life, we aim to enrich the student experience by developing our employees and leaders.
The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:
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