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-T2-2: Employee Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices, is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Inclusive Illinois is about institutionalizing a climate of inclusion at Illinois. Inclusion can only be accomplished through interactions, relationships, education, and the sharing of our voices and perspectives. As evidence of the University’s commitment to enhance the living, learning, and working environments for faculty, staff, and students, the University encourages a standard of conduct and behavior that is consistent with the values of inclusion. In an inclusive environment, there is no place for acts of hatred, intolerance, insensitivity, bigotry, threats of violence, harassment, or discrimination. At Illinois, the I-Initiative is an interactive, web-based, online education program. All faculty and staff members are expected to complete the education course. The tangible benefits of the I-Initiative at Illinois are the following:
1. Sustain an inclusive, respectful, discrimination- and harassment-free living, learning, and working environment;
2. Minimize inappropriate and illegal conduct in the workplace;
3. Increase awareness of conduct in an educational environment which can lead to complaints; faculty interactions with other faculty members, including bullying; inappropriate use of technology between faculty, staff, and students, sometimes involving dating relationships; faculty language in the classroom; and workplace joking and insensitivity;
4. Decrease legal risk and minimize potential liability because of the implementation of a comprehensive education program; and
5. Protect Illinois’ reputation.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides guidelines, resources and workshops to help EEO Officers, Diversity Advocates and Search Committee Members in carrying out their role in the search process. The guidelines, resources and workshops include how to run an effective and efficient search committee, recruiting a diverse pool of applicants, raising awareness of unconscious assumptions, confidentiality, responsibilities in the search process, ensuring a fair review of applicants, and ensuring a fair interview process. Several workshops are offered throughout the year to discuss these topics and include:

• Hire Touch/Search Process Meetings
• Hire Touch Workshops
• Being a Change Agent in the Search Process

The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:

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