Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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:

OFFICE OF EQUITY / DIVERSITY SERVICES within Global Inclusion and Engagement:
The Office of Equity/Diversity Services (EDS) provides the essential services of promoting “Unity In Diversity” among students, staff and faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Our mission is to effectively integrate equal opportunity and diversity into UWM’s institutional climate. UWM’s policies provide equal opportunity in its admissions, employment, educational programs, and activities without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. EDS is dedicated to preventing discrimination and guiding institutional compliance with applicable federal and state laws. Through educational programs, the investigation and resolution of complaints, and oversight activities, EDS fosters an environment and culture that appreciate all members of the UWM community.

Multiple Committees:

Council on Inclusion
To help further these campus discussions, an advisory council to the Chancellor on issues of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, now known as the Council on Inclusion was created. The group was charged with:
*Developing a strategic diversity plan with a broad-based support
*Monitoring our progress toward achieving our Plan 2008 and ensuring that there is accountability along the way
*Providing recommendations for attracting and retaining faculty and staff of color
*Developing a diversity training program for the entire UWM campus

Advisory Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues
The committee is charged with making recommendations related to current and proposed policies and practices that affect LGBT employees and students. It collaborates with campus groups and offices to increase awareness of these issues. The committee meets monthly and reports to the Chancellor.

African American Faculty & Staff Council
The African American Faculty & Staff Council (AAFSC) is committed to promoting and enhancing a sense of community, equity, and professional and educational development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Committee
To assist the university in: (1) continuing to develop a campus that is universally accessible and (2) overseeing ongoing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, by acting as an advisory body to the Chancellor and the ADA Coordinator.

Asian Faculty and Staff Association
The Asian Faculty and Staff Association (AFSA) seeks to advance the scholastic and civic interests of its members by providing opportunities to:
*work collaboratively across disciplines to plan and conduct research;
*promote partnerships with community-based organizations for research and evaluation activities;
*serve as consultant to the UWM community on academic; sociocultural; and faculty, staff and student recruitment and retention issues;
*encourage and reward the scholastic achievement and community participation of UWM Asian students; and network and socialize.

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:

Educational opportunities are open and advertised to all primarily through the Office of Equity/Diversity. Educational opportunities are through seminars, workshops, and online training.

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

Inclusion & Diversity

Diversity is not a number or a quota at UWM – Wisconsin’s most diverse and dynamic institution of higher education. UWM faculty, students and staff provide cultural programming, support services, academics and international opportunities that support the full depth, breadth and diversity of the human experience.

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