Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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University of Maryland, College Park
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Luke Jensen
Special Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity & 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:

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.


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):
Some

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

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

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion created an annual workshop series to address issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom featuring noted instructors, educators, and experts in the field. Workshops focus on how these issues impact and are impacted by your teaching. University of Maryland faculty, staff and graduate students who attend four workshops and do pre-workshop readings and reflections are eligible for a letter of completion from the TLTC and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
https://tltc.umd.edu/diversity-and-inclusion-workshop-series

The University of Maryland, School of Public Health has a website on cultural competency and health disparities. Developed to help health professionals, public health practitioners, students, and others find information on cultural competency and health disparities.

The UMD Summer Diversity Conference is for all students, faculty, and staff. The Conference involves presentations focused on current directions in research and practice in cultural competence, diversity, and psychological health, with an emphasis on basic science findings and their real-world application.
https://psyc.umd.edu/feature/department-psychology-5th-annual-summer-diversity-conference

University of Maryland students are required to fulfill a General Education requirement in Diversity. To fulfill the Diversity requirement students must complete two Understanding Plural Societies courses (3-6 credits total) or one Understanding Plural Societies course (3 credits) and one Cultural Competence course (1-3 credits).

Other opportunities that are open to all University affiliated members include access to online training that focuses on educating the participants on issues such as diversity and inclusion, to using culturally inclusive language.
https://diversity.umd.edu/diversitytrainings.html

The University provides the entire campus with a membership to an online education tool that provides different avenues of learning. Of note, several of the lessons online deal with the topics of leading with emotional intelligence and cultivating social awareness.


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