|Submission Date||July 20, 2018|
University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.56 / 2.00||
Deputy President and Registrar
Office of the Deputy President and Registrar
Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
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 UCC Equality Committee has been in place for over 20 years. The aim of the committee is "promoting equality of access and equality in employment and opportunity for staff and students of UCC, for overseeing the implementation of Equality Legislation in the University and for making recommendations to the University Management Team on all matters relating to Equality." The Committee membership is representative of the academic, administrative and operational units within the university as well as the Student's Union.
In 2016, an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Unit was established under the office of the Deputy President and Registrar. The purpose of the unit is to lead on the development and delivery of the EDI strategy across UCC.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
LEAD is an online training programme open to all UCC staff and faculty. Module topics cover ‘Understanding diversity’, ‘What’s it got to do with you?’, ‘From compliance to commitment’, ‘Recruitment and Selection’ and ‘Dignity and Respect’. Each section contains video and multimedia stories and scenarios including interviews with University staff and students, interactive games and quizzes, and online instant assessments to offer staff valuable feedback on their learning. By using this interactive and multimedia resource, staff will have the opportunity to consider and reflect on the part they play in building an inclusive culture across the university sector.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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