Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.68
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jose Melendrez
Assistant Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
VP, Diversity & Inclusion
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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:

The Diversity Leadership Council consist of diverse faculty and staff representation from across campus. This group works directly with the VP for Diversity Initiatives addressing key issues on campus that impact students, faculty and staff.

The President's Advisory Council (PAC) consists of an At-Large Faculty member selected by the President (Chair), the President's Senior Advisor, the Immediate-Past Faculty Senate Chair, the Administrative Faculty Committee Chair, the Classified Staff Council Chair, the GPSA President, the CSUN President, and representatives from select campus constituencies. This group meets monthly with the President Neal Smatresk, EVP & Provost John White and VP for Diversity Initiatives Luis Valera.

With representation of campus leaders from all sectors of UNLV, the PAC invites the campus community to submit issues of importance. These issues will be communicated to the President.

The PAC directly provides the President with a sense of campus opinion on academic and non-academic matters and serves in an advisory function to the President and his Cabinet.

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 human resources department has several options for cultural competence training including in person and online formats. Communicating across cultures and valuing differences in the workplace are in person courses offered once in the fall and once in the spring. EEO and sexual harassment training are available online for employees to take at any time.

Cultural Competence Academy (CCA)

The UNLV Cultural Competence Academy (CCA) will provide a series of workshops, seminars, and training sessions designed to provide opportunities for members of the UNLV collegiate community to develop the knowledge, skills and awareness related to cultural issues and working with diverse populations.

The CCA Pilot will serve as the first step in establishing a strong and viable cultural competence program that relies upon the expertise of members of the UNLV faculty and staff in its overall design and implementation.

The target audience for the CCA Pilot includes, but is not limited to, individuals in decision making positions, current and future search committee members, and those wishing to engage in dialogue that serves as a catalyst for continued and future growth in the area of cultural competence.

The goal of the academy is to provide a balanced curriculum that meets the variety of skill and interest levels of the target audience, presented by speakers of the highest quality who represent the diversity of the UNLV collegiate community.

The topics for the CCA Pilot include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

Awareness — Awareness is consciousness of one's personal reactions to people who are different
Attitude — An examination of one’s own beliefs and values about cultural differences.
Knowledge — The consistency with value and belief systems about equality and one’s actions.
Skills — The practice of cultural competence, including gestures and other non-verbal communication.

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

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