Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.43
Liaison Daimon Eklund
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
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University of Washington, Seattle
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Betty Schmitz
Diversity Council
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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:

Based on the results of the 2005 University Diversity Appraisal that identifies pressing diversity challenges, the Council addresses issues of diversity in the following areas:

Mission and Goals
Diversity Leadership and Governance
Student Recruitment and Admissions
Student Development and Retention
Faculty Recruitment, Development and Retention
Staff Recruitment, Development and Retention
Community Outreach

Council members share diversity best practices, engage in institutional diversity planning, and make recommendations to University administration about pressing 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:

Cultivating Cultural Competence

This one-day class brings a light touch to a seemingly heavy subject. Through experiential learning in a nonjudgmental setting, develop positive strategies to handle the interpersonal issues that can arise from cultural differences and to increase your cultural competency.

The University's Professional and Continuing Education office also offers one on one coaching and targeted trainings for individual departments and academic or administrative units as requested.

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