Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.51
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date July 31, 2013
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Chancellor's and Provost's Faculty Advisory Council on Diversity and Cultural Understanding reports directly to the Chancellor and Provost. It focuses on the identification and implementation of strategies to institutionalize the values and goals related to diversity at Illinois. EDGE seeks to assist in the development of a structure and culture of responsibility, incentive, and accountability, focused on objectives, targets, goals, implementation steps, and timelines.
Illinois EDGE- Faculty Diversity and Cultural Understanding Council
EDGE seeks to assist in the development of a structure and culture of responsibility, incentive, and accountability, focused on objectives, targets, goals, implementation steps, and timelines.
Diversity Administrative Coordinating Team
The Diversity Administrative Coordinating Team (DACT) reports directly to the Chancellor and encourages intentional efforts across the Offices of the Chancellor, Student Affairs and Provost to implement and evaluate diversity initiatives. DACT also assists in greater communication and coordination across the Chancellor’s diversity committees which include the Committee on Race and Ethnicity, the Gender Equity Council, the Committee on Access and Accommodations, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Committee.


Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Illinois EDGE–Faculty Diversity and Cultural Understanding Council (2012)
• James Anderson, College of Education
• Deba Dutta, Graduate College
• Menah Pratt-Clarke, Office of the Chancellor
• Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, College of ACES
• Steven Zimmerman, College of Engineering

DACT - The Diversity Administrative Coordinating Team (DACT) (2010)
• Menah Pratt-Clarke, Associate Chancellor
• Renee Romano, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
• Ruth Watkins, Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences
• Matt Wheeler, Professor
• Barbara Wilson, Executive Vice Provost
• Brock Gebhardt, Student Senate President


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
Yes

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access is responsible for issues pertaining to:
• Affirmative Action Plan: to facilitate compliance with the policies and procedures of the University's Affirmative Action Plan by designing systems to report and measure the effectiveness of various programs;
• Americans with Disabilities Act: Doing What Can Be Done to Make Our Campus 'Accessible Friendly;
• Community Outreach: The outreach mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access is to provide leadership by facilitating compliance and promoting an inclusive community through diversity, education, and outreach initiatives. Through our programs, campus, and community partnerships; we are able to serve as a campus and community resource that encourages equality for underrepresented populations.
• Complaints and Grievances: to investigate and handle complaints of alleged discrimination on the basis of applicable Federal and State civil rights laws when a complaint has been filed internally or with an outside agency;
• Resources: to serve as an informational resource for State of Illinois legislators, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, University administrators, University faculty, staff, students, and the public;
• Training and Education: for faculty, staff, and students on diversity sensitivity, harassment prevention and other related programs.


The number of people employed in the diversity office:
13

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Associate Chancellor and Director

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke is the Chancellor's liaison to the Board of Trustees and University administration; advisor to the Chancellor on diversity, governance, and strategic initiatives; and responsible for oversight of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access.


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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