Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.17
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cyndi Kernahan
Affirmative Action Officer
Chancellor's Office
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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?:
Yes

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:

University Fellow for Diversity and Inclusivity
1. Workforce Diversity: Work with the university's AA/EEO officer to assess the status and trends of workforce diversity at UWRF, identify successes and challenges, and develop and implement ideas to make further progress.
2. Workforce Campus Climate and Leadership Development: Review key documents related to campus climate and related issues at UWRF and develop practical ideas that could be implemented to improve campus climate that would include, but not be limited to, professional development opportunities for campus leaders and the entire university workforce.
3. New Faculty and Staff Orientation: Develop a workplace diversity and inclusivity training module as part of the new faculty orientation program.

Diversity and Inclusivity Committee
a. Broadly, to facilitate the advancement of diverse campus populations.
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 to the Faculty Senate.
d. to establish and maintain communication links between the committee and relevant student organizations as well as the broader community (City of River Falls, School District of River Falls, etc.).
e. to seek ways to encourage infusion of diversity content into the University curriculum and courses.
f. to collaborate with Library Collections regarding the acquisition of materials as they relate to diversity and review the annual state-of-the-library report that is prepared for the Learning Resources Committee.


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
0.50

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:

Cultural Competence Trainings are provided for the campus community as part of the coordination of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Faculty Senate Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, and the Office of Student Life.

Recent trainings have included:
-Power, Privilege and Oppression Experiential Training


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

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