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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.18
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 12, 2018
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University of Washington, Seattle
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Claudia Frere-Anderson
UW Sustainability
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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?:

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:

Based on the results of the 2005 University Diversity Appraisal the Council addresses issues of diversity in the following areas:

Mission and Goals
Diversity Leadership and Governance
Student Recruitment and Admissions
Student Development and Retention
Faculty Recruitment, Development and Retention
Staff Recruitment, Development and Retention
Community Outreach

Council members share diversity best practices, engage in institutional diversity planning, and make recommendations to University administration about pressing diversity issues.

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

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

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

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

Cultivating Cultural Competence

This one-day class brings a light touch to a seemingly heavy subject. Through experiential learning in a nonjudgmental setting, develop positive strategies to handle the interpersonal issues that can arise from cultural differences and to increase your cultural competency.

There is also a diversity requirement for all undergraduates:

The University's Professional and Continuing Education office also offers one on one coaching and targeted trainings for individual departments and academic or administrative units as requested.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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