Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Mark Klapatch
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

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.

Diversity and Inclusivity Committee (Faculty Senate) goals:
a. 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.

Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:
The Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls thrives to create an inclusive campus community where all people can feel valued, respected and safe. As such, the Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is dedicated to affirming and embracing the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of the campus community. We fosters student learning through inclusive and empowering experiences in the areas of identity development, multicultural awareness, leadership workshops, campus outreach, and campus activities.

Additional committees include: Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, Disability Advisory Committee, and the Recruitment, Admissions, and Retention Committee.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Cultural Competence Trainings are provided for the campus community as part of the coordination of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, the Faculty Senate Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, and the Office of Student Involvement (via Student Organizations)

Recent trainings have included:
- Fall 2017 Diversity Dialogue Series
- The 2016 Diversity Speaker and Discussion Series
- Fall 2015 Campus Speaker on Rape and Sexual Assault Awareness
- Fall 2015 Campus Speaker on Civil Rights


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Website for the Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: https://www.uwrf.edu/inclusivity/

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