Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Shane Stennes
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2015
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Barb Chapin
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity and equity on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

Dr. Katrice Albert is the Vice President for Equity and Diversity. As the institution's chief diversity office, she is responsible for leading the efforts to reach the U of M's most ambitious diversity goals across five state-wide campuses. To this end, the Office for Equity and Diversity works with every campus, college, unit and department - and with individuals of all identities - to create a truly inclusive university.

The Equity, Access and Diversity Committee (a part of the University Senate) is primarily concerned with the impact and compliance of University policies, programs, and services on equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity from a system perspective.

The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for
advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It’s
free of charge and open to students, faculty and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota. The Certificate offers participants a theoretical framework for understanding equity and diversity work, helps participants develop necessary skills for equity and diversity work and gives participants direct experience working and communicating across differences

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:

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