Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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University of the Pacific
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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 University Diversity Committee (UDC) is responsible for assisting in the development of programs, projects and policies which will enhance diversity with emphasis on issues related to, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and disability at University of the Pacific. The UDC will serve as a centralized group in support of the University's diversity aspiration to "value each member of the Pacific community. We celebrate the richness that our diversity of backgrounds brings to the learning environment, to academic inquiry, and to achieving excellence in our educational mission." (Pacific 2020). The DUC is currently under revision and will become an official university committee in AY16-17. In addition, there is a half-time Assistant Provost for Diversity and a Director of Multicultural Affairs focusing on Diversity issues.

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:
Offered on a volunteer basis to employees roughly twice per year. Our Learning & Development office will also begin offering cultural competence trainings and activities. The IDI tool will be used to asses participants in order to structure the training appropriately. Students who will be studying abroad must complete Cross-cultural I (pre-departure) and Cross-cultural II (post- study aboard). Cross-Cultural Training I prepares you for your study abroad. You learn how to communicate and live with people from other cultures, adjust to a new culture, and make the best use of your time abroad. You also learn how to make contacts abroad-contact who may prove to be very useful in your future career development. Cross-Cultural Training II, a seminar taken on your return from study abroad, helps make “re-entry” easier. Those of you who have already lived abroad know just how difficult the return from overseas, often called “reentry shock,” can be. This seminar makes the transition easier.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Student training: http://www.pacific.edu/Academics/Schools-and-Colleges/School-of-International-Studies/Academics/Bachelor-of-Arts/Cross-cultural-Training.html

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