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Liaison Dr. Christopher Williams
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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University of Delaware
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
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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?:

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:

Making UD a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus is a Path to Prominence core value and strategic milestone. It has been recognized that increasing diversity and ensuring equity at UD requires systemic change, so cultivating diversity in all areas remains a primary and sustained focus. OEI has served as the administrative arm in diversity initiatives, and worked closely to support the Diversity and Equity Commission.

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:

ABCs of Diversity

This training is an introduction to the basics of diversity and its importance in the higher education community. Participants will gain an understanding of the meaning of diversity and their role in incorporating diversity into their work and personal lives. We will discuss the status of various identity groups, as well as explore aspects of each individual’s personal identity.

Intercultural Communication

This workshop aims to assist departments with unifying individuals comprised of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Participants will gain an understanding of individual and collective cultural differences, and the impacts these differences can have on values, beliefs, and day-to-day work interactions. Emphasis will be placed on creating positive and collaborative work relationships by educating participants on strategies for effective communication and conflict management.
Dialogues on Diversity

This workshop will afford participants the opportunity to explore the “-isms” (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia/heterosexism, classism, body-shaming) and the way in which we discuss them. You will have an opportunity to explore aspects of your own identity, and explore how to better engage in often difficult dialogues around issues of oppression, as well as discover a sense of empowerment in doing so. The conversations might be difficult, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take them on!
Allying & Advocating for Others

This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to understand the meaning of and role of an ally and how they can advocate on behalf of others, both in the workplace, and in their personal lives. Participants will examine the impact of allies throughout history, develop a greater understanding of equity and equality, and engage in steps towards becoming an ally. The importance of bystander intervention will also be examined.

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

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