Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.66
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

University of Arkansas
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.89 / 2.00 Yvette Murphy-Erby
Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
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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 Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) is responsible for providing educational training programs to assist members of the University community in understanding discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and how to address behaviors that violate University policy.Training and education are fundamental to maintaining an environment free from discriminatory harassment and retaliation.


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

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

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

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

Training sessions are provided to employees on a range of human development and cultural sensitivity, including age, the difference in abilities, cultural differences, sexual orientation, and religious tolerance. These are required trainings for all UA faculty and staff:

Conflict Resolution
A Grievance Has Been Filed, What to Do Next – For Managers and Supervisors (1.5 hours)

Discriminatory Harassment
Legal Requirements and Obligations in Responding to Discriminatory Harassment (1.5 hours)
What is Discriminatory Harassment? (1.5 hours)

Reasonable Accommodations
Responding to Reasonable Accommodation Requests (2 hours)

Recruitment Process
Search Committee Training Workshop (2 hours)

Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment
Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Training for Faculty & Staff (1 hour)

Students, faculty, and staff also have a free Diversity Certificate Program available, which is a robust way to credential up. https://hr.uark.edu/working/diversity/certificate-program.php


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