Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Julie Price
Submission Date July 29, 2016
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Julie Price
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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?:
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:

The UAB Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is led by a VP.
Mission: ODEI exists to foster inclusive excellence in a way that nurtures a climate where individual differences are valued as our strength and diversity is a competitive asset. To do so, civility, fairness, inclusiveness and respect must be a part of everything we do individually and as an institution, every day.

Program description:
Diversity is a defining feature of Birmingham's past and future. At UAB, we are committed to capitalize on what makes Birmingham and the University trailblazers in moving inclusion forward. We are invigorating conversations, fostering civic engagement, widening perspectives, stimulating innovation and connecting people.

Every day, we seek ways to actively promote and recognize principles of fairness and equity, in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse communities.

Program scope:
Includes Minority Business Development Training Program for UAB contracts and vendors, organizes the Equity Leadership Council, administers the mandatory 2-part new employee diversity training, affirmative action and title IX compliance, disability support services, discrimination prevention.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

UAB Diversity Awareness Education was mandatory for all new employees for the past 10 years. Part I was online in the learning system and Part II was a live course. This program was recently suspended to be re-evaluated and re-implemented.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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