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Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
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Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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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:

OFFICE

The Human Resources and Diversity Department is available to facilitate, assist, and consult on all Human Resource-related topics/issues, including employment, benefits, staffing, labor relations, diversity, payroll, contract and policy interpretation, etc.

OFFICER

Elizabeth Ogunsola, Assistant to the Chancellor for Affirmative Action and Diversity: Affirmative Action & Diversity, ADA concerns; Discrimination complaints; Title IX Coordinator (sexual assault or battery, harassment, etc.). http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/hr/staff-directory

COMMITTEES

AA/EEO/Diversity Committee: The Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Committee is the campus committee whose members are representative of campus constituencies. Their function is to afford advisory assistance to the Chancellor, Provost and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer to insure that affirmative action and equal opportunity continue to be carried out as fundamental responsibilities of the institution and are carried out appropriately in all aspects of employment and student life.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Committee: The Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Committee is the campus committee whose members are representative of campus constituencies. Their function is to afford advisory assistance to the Chancellor, Provost and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer to insure that affirmative action and equal opportunity continue to be carried out as fundamental responsibilities of the institution and are carried out appropriately in all aspects of employmentand student life. http://www.uww.edu/university-committees/administrative-committees/affirmative-action

Chancellor’s Committee on Disability Concerns: The purpose of this committee is to identify and deal with campus wide concerns of persons with disabilities and to make recommendations to the Chancellor for resolving problems and/or concerns that are brought to the attention of the committee. http://www.uww.edu/university-committees/administrative-committees/chancellors-committee-on-disability

Chancellor’s Committee on Inclusive Excellence: The purpose of this committee is to identify and engage with campus-wide efforts focusing on Inclusive Excellence, to advocate for diversity in all its forms, to act as a source of education and programming for these issues, and to make recommendations to the Chancellor for resolving problems and/or concerns that are brought to the attention of the committee.

Chancellor’s LGBT Task Force: The function of the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT* Issues is to offer advice and assistance to the Chancellor, Provost, and Equal Opportunity Officer, ensuring that the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender* (LGBT*) employees and students are heard and that equal opportunities for LGBT* employees and students continue to be carried out as fundamental responsibilities of the institution and are carried out appropriately in all aspects of employment and student life. http://www.uww.edu/university-committees/administrative-committees/lesbian-gay-bisexual-awareness- or http://blogs.uww.edu/lgbtforce/

Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Committee: The function of this UWW administrative committee is to advise the Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator regarding: identifying campus needs for sexual assault prevention efforts; setting biennial goals; designing a campus plan to meet the goals; suggesting departmental responsibilities for implementation; and reviewing progress, as requested by the Coordinator. http://www.uww.edu/university-committees/administrative-committees/sexual-assault-prevention

Women’s Issues Committee: Promote interest in women and women's issues on campus, provide educational programming to celebrate women and their accomplishments (e.g. Sponsor Women's History Week), to combat sexism, and to encourage content on women to be included throughout the curriculum, advocate for and support the development of an Office of Women on campus, and conduct research to investigate the status of women on campus, their concerns, and their needs. http://www.uww.edu/university-committees/administrative-committees/womens-issues-committee

Diversity Advocates: The purpose of the Diversity Advocate Program is to enhance the lives of students in the Residence Halls. The program is designed to raise awareness and promote understanding and appreciation of the diversity of our community. The program is an integral component of educational programming efforts of Residence Life. http://www.uww.edu/residencelife/staff/diversity-advocates


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
1

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:

STUDENT-FOCUSED

U.S. Racial/Ethnic Diversity Course Requirement: The 3-credit Diversity Course Requirement discussed here was instituted in 1988 by the UW-System to focus specifically on the experiences and concerns of four historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups within the United States: Native American, African American, Latino/a, Asian American. In May 2014, the University Curriculum Committee and the UWW Faculty Senate approved renaming it the U.S. Racial/Ethnic Diversity Course Requirement. This is not a new course requirement for students—only a name change. This name change was made to clarify what the Diversity course requirement is. While UWW recognizes the importance of other forms of diversity—gender, sexual orientation, physical ability status, nationality, etc., the intention of the course requirement is to better prepare all UW-System undergrads for workplace and civic engagement in an increasingly multiracial/ multi-ethnic United States by focusing on the four historically underrepresented groups above. http://www.uww.edu/diversity/racialethnic-diversity-course-guidelines

Diversity Leadership Certificate: The Certificate is designed to allow students, across the disciplines, to engage in in-depth diversity learning around issues of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and ability. Geared toward building responsible citizens and reflective professionals, the Diversity Leadership Certificate uses curricular and co-curricular activities to enhance knowledge, develop facilitation skills, and engage in productive collaborations across differences. Assessed through artifacts submitted to an ePortfolio, students gain skills at building inclusive environments and an ability to address complex social issues. The Certificate complements all Majors and Minors and is well suited for those who plan to work in government, nonprofit or private sectors of the economy and in the fields of business, education, health or community organizing. http://www.uww.edu/cls/diversity-leadership-certificate

ENTIRE CAMPUS

Safe Zone Training: Provides a safe space for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, fluid, pansexual, asexual, genderqueer, gender transitioning* campus community. It is an office or place where staff is willing to talk with members of the campus community in a non-threatening environment and will remain non-judgmental. Topics of discussion may or may not relate to the person’s sexual orientation or gender identity & all discussions will remain confidential. http://www.uww.edu/Documents/diversity/safe_zone.pdf

Conversations on Race: The Conversation on Race program will include panel discussions, guest speakers, digital stories, films/documentaries, and other activities focusing on race and culture. The program will provide multiple opportunities to engage the Conversation – and for faculty and staff to build the Conversation into the workplace and curriculum throughout 2014-2015. Curricular support materials for program activities will be available through the UWW Diversity website (including suggested discussion and writing prompts and other teaching/learning activities, and additional resources); CoR interns will coordinate sign-in sheets for courses requiring attendance or offering extra-credit; some events will be digitally accessible for classroom use. http://www.uww.edu/diversity/conversation-on-race

Campus Diversity Forum: Event hosted by the College of Business and Economics in November 2014 that featured two keynote speakers, a culture show, and a student panel.


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