Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.79
Liaison William Ghrist
Submission Date May 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Washtenaw Community College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 2.00 Bill Ghrist
Manager of Energy and System Integration
Energy Services
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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:

The Dean of Student Access, Success, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a student diversity and inclusion plan, with a focus on student access, learning, retention, persistence and completion. This position will report to the Vice President of Instruction and work collaboratively with the Vice President of Academic and Support Services. This individual will provide leadership and direction in the development of a vision and an effective data-driven, result based strategic and operational plan that champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive College environment. The Dean of Student Access, Success, Equity and Inclusion will work collaboratively with departments across campus, to implement best practices related to diversity and inclusion, with emphasis placed on reducing barriers to student access, attracting and retaining diverse student populations and closing existing achievement gaps leading to student success.


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):
Most

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:

Safe Space LBGTQ Training, Restorative Practices, Unconscious and Implicit Bias, Cross-cultural Communication


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Clarence Jennings, Jr., Dean Student Access, Success Equity and Inclusion

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