Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Andriel Dees
Chief Diversity Officer
Chancellor's Office
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
a. to recommend recruitment and retention policies and programs that encourage the development of a diverse University community b. to seek ways to encourage faculty and academic staff development focused on diversity issues c. to assess reports and information on the campus climate as it relates to diversity issues and make appropriate recommendations for improvement d. to review the status and progress of the University's strategic diversity initiatives and make appropriate recommendations e. to establish and maintain communication links between the committee and relevant student organizations so that committee members stay aware of campus issues and events f. to provide guidance to the Faculty Senate on policy decisions related to diversity issues g. to seek ways to encourage infusion of diversity content into the University curriculum and courses h. to identify and refine pathways and strategies for eliminating inequities in educational opportunities and outcomes i. to provide appropriate recommendations to facilitate the professional advancement of diverse populations j. to represent the needs and interests of diverse campus populations to the broader community k. to review and recommend approval of reports related to UW-System diversity initiatives l. to receive reports on the Library collections and to make recommendations regarding the acquisition of materials regarding diversity [FS 06/07 #58]

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :
Andriel Dees, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Cyndi Kernehan, Chair of Committee, Professor and Department Chair of Psychology Melanie Ayers, Assistant Professor, Pyschology Ashley Olson, Sociocultural Coordinator, Office of Student Life Rhonda Petree, ELT Program Manager and Associate Lecturer Jorge Bonilla, Fred Bonilla, Assistant Professor, Biology Greta Gaard, Associate Professor, English Grace Adofoli, Student Senate

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:
UWRF's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to the mantra of Inclusive Excellence making diversity, equity, and inclusion a part of the fabric of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a multifaceted department committed to ensuring that all recruitment, retention, and other practices within the University fully exemplify the best practices consistent with equal opportunity and enhancement of diversity in a positive and constructive manner.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Andriel Dees

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Chief Diversity Officer

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:
The Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for leading the university’s efforts to foster and cultivate diversity and inclusiveness as a fundamental institutional value and resource. The Chief Diversity Officer works with individuals and units across the campus to support the development and implementation of programs that create “a supportive community that embraces our differences and builds understanding.” The Chief Diversity Officer is also responsible for providing oversight and coordination for Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity programs and compliance with federal and state laws.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:
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