|Submission Date||March 13, 2019|
University of Miami
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|2.00 / 2.00||
Environmental Health and Safety
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?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
Office of the Executive VP for Academic Affairs Provost - Standing Committee on Diversity Equity & Inclusion
The Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is entrusted with the researching, recommending, and promoting educational and programmatic efforts that are consistent with UM’s unwavering dedication to diversity and inclusion. Among other activities of the committee are analyzing strategies to enhance our educational efforts around these topics. The Standing Committee Diversity and Inclusion focuses on students and faculty.
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Their focus is to promote an environment in which every member of the RSMAS community is valued and to develop appropriate programs to fulfill the commitment to caring for the diverse faculty, staff and student bodies. The committee enhances the awareness among the RSMAS community on diversity, equity and inclusion issues toward eliminating biases resulting from gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Website should be up by the end of the year.
Additionally, the Miller School of Medicine has an Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. (http://diversity.med.miami.edu/.)
The SOM Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs focuses on workforce, students, applicants, residents, faculty, and staff.
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:
Faculty, student and staff education:
Deans Diversity Council; LGBTQ Ally training; Cultural competence training; Unconscious bias training for admissions and search committees.
The Office of Institutional Culture conducts a workshop entitled 'Why We Work'. The workshop is open to students, staff and faculty. It explores the social identities we bring to our work (including age, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation), the reasons why we work, and the incentives for the work we do.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: