|Submission Date||Dec. 22, 2020|
Western Technical College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.06 / 2.00||
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, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
Western Technical College is committed to recognizing the value each student brings to campus. While we share many similarities with one another, we also have our own unique backgrounds, experiences, needs, culture, skills, and stories. We value students' commitment and want to help students thrive and reach their fullest potential at Western.
Get engaged. Share strengths. Be empowered.
Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, housed on second floor of the Student Success Center with the Multicultural Center, provides support, coaching, and opportunities for engaging in students' education while at Western.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Western Technical College employees complete diversity training online annually. Additionally, the college provides conferences, events, and book clubs for employees to further their knowledge and understanding of systematic oppression, racism, and social justice. All employees attended Implicit Bias training in April 2019.
Students are invited to participate in co-curricular social justice programming . Through our college community based learning efforts, culture competency training and education are often interwoven.
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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