Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

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

University of Maryland’s Senate Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) advises the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in recommending policies that fulfill the provisions of the Code on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Its mission is to foster better human interaction among all individuals and groups, and to advise in the prevention and eradication of all forms of discrimination on the campus.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Undergraduate: Janet Adeola
Faculty: Antonio Alvarez
Exempt Staff: James Bond
Ex-Officio-Director of Office of Diversity & Inclusion: Kumea Shorter-Gooden
Faculty: Sharon Epps
Faculty: Leslie Felbain
Faculty: Nia Fields Faculty
Non-Exampt Staff Lauren Grant
Ex-Offico- Student Affairs Rep: Warren Kelley
Undergraduate: Mokhyun Kim
Graduate Student: Jazz Lewis
Non-Exempt Staff: Amir Mojtahedi
Chair: Terry Owen
Graduate Student: Laura Quijano
Undergraduate: Anthony Saravia
Faculty: David Sartorius
Ex-Officio: Administration & Finance Rep Ari Schnitzer
Non-Exempt Staff: Jessica Serna
Ex-Officio-Provost's Rep: Kumea Shorter-Gooden
Undergraduate: Nicole Shyong
Exempt Staff: Vandaliah Thompson
Faculty: Janet Tunney
Exempt Staff: Elizabeth Wineke

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

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion provides active oversight, planning, coordination, and evaluation of work in equity, diversity, and inclusion; tracks university progress in meeting the goals of the Strategic Plan for Diversity; and encourages and supports the efforts of Colleges, Schools, and Divisions to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

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

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden

Diversity coordinator's position title:
The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and Associate Vice President

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The CDO is charged with managing implementation of the University's Strategic Plan for Diversity. To this end the CDO engages with the Deans and Vice Presidents in setting goals and developing plans to address equity, diversity and inclusion in the six areas (as appropriate) of the Strategic Plan for Diversity, namely, leadership; recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff; climate; education; scholarship/research; and community engagement. The Plan also calls for the CDO to lead assessment of the climate for diversity on campus, as experienced by students, staff and faculty, and the development of recommendations for improvement.
The CDO is the University’s chief equity officer and primary spokesperson on diversity issues. The CDO sits on the President’s cabinet and chairs both the Equity Council and the Diversity Advisory Council.

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

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