RESOURCES

 

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

Diversity Strategic Action Plan

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After nearly two years of research, analysis and campus conversations and debates, Case Western Reserve University now has a final Diversity Strategic Action Plan (DSAP). The plan outlines strategies to improve campus climate; increase retention and recruitment of underrepresented students, faculty and staff; and enhance leveraging and development of resources to advance diversity and inclusion.

 

The DSAP was endorsed by the University's Faculty Council in December 2011, supported by the Board of Trustees in February 2012 and formally adopted by the Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) in March 2012. .

 

"The DSAP reflects the voices, concerns and aspirations of multiple stakeholders and constituencies at the University," said Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. "The completion of the plan and the widespread support it has received signals the University's readiness and commitment to put into practice the expressed goals of becoming a more inclusive, diversity campus and a leader in advancing inclusive excellence."

PACM - President's Advisory Council on Minorities

http://pacm.case.edu/index.shtm

The President's Advisory Council on Minorities (PACM) is charged to advise the President and the Provost on diversity issues, assess current policies, develop strategic action plans, and suggest programs and policies to help realize racial inclusion, promote cultural sensitivity, and build a broadly diverse community university wide. The PACM will work to promote information sharing and encourage cooperation among the various university offices and programs engaged in diversity efforts on campus

Staff Advisory Council

http://www.case.edu/president/sac/index.html

The Staff Advisory Council was created in 1990 as the first fully representative staff organization at Case Western Reserve University. The Council is unincorporated, advisory in nature, and acts within the limits of our Consitution. The Council meets at least six times a year to discuss issues that interest and impact staff members.

LGBT Center

http://www.case.edu/lgbt/

Case Western Reserve University consistently ranks among the nation's top universities in such publications as U.S. News & World Report. It is also one of the most gay-friendly campuses in the country, regularly scoring high marks on the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index and in The Advocate's College Guide.

 

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

http://www.case.edu/provost/centerforwomen/

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will serve as a resource to all women at the university by offering a variety of initiatives focused on leadership development and recognition, gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and women's health.

 

Office of International Affairs

http://www.case.edu/international/oia/

The Center is the first space on campus designed to provide a "home" for international students and activities, as well as to be a central location where the University will engage the business, government, foundation and civic communities around global issues. The Center houses three offices: Office of International Affairs, Office of International Student Services and Office of Education Abroad. 

 

Office of Multicultural Affairs

http://studentaffairs.case.edu/multicultural/

Our Pledge is to enhance the harmony of the diverse, multi-ethnic CWRU community through maximizing the mutual acceptance of all individuals.

Our Mission is to encourage, support and facilitate the success of all CWRU students by providing opportunities for diverse interaction and cultural education that occurs outside the classroom environment.

 

Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance

http://www.case.edu/diversity/resources/alianza.html

The Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance is a group of CWRU faculty and staff members. The purpose of the group is to bring together Hispanic/Latino faculty and staff from across the campus for cultural awareness, friendship, student recruitment and retention and public service. All, regardless of race or ethnicity, are invited to join the group.

Supplier Diversity Initiative Council

http://campusservices.case.edu/

The Supplier Diversity Council (SDIC) was appointed to assist minority and women-owned business enterprises to gain greater access to business opportunities at the University. Dr. Marilyn Mobley, VP of Diversity Inclusion and John Wheeler, VP of Administration, co-chair the Council. In addition to members from CASE, the Council consists of representatives from the National Association of Women Business Owners, Hard Hatted Women, the Hispanic Business Association, Northern Ohio Minority Business Council, Black Trades Council and NAACP, among others.

Other Campus Resources
http://pacm.case.edu/other.shtm

Related CWRU Organizations/Committees/Offices that interface on Diversity Issues

 

FACULTY RESOURCES:

 

Faculty Senate: Committee On Minority Affairs

http://case.edu/president/facsen/committees/minorityaffairs/minoritycom.html

The Committee shall act in an oversight and advisory capacity and shall monitor matters concerning minority affairs by bringing suggestions and strategic plans to the Faculty Senate about teaching, research, and the quality of academic life at Case so that all minorities will feel this university is a powerful place to live, work, learn, and teach.

Faculty Senate: Committee on Women Faculty

http://case.edu/president/facsen/committees/womenfaculty/womencom.html

The committee shall act in an oversight and advisory capacity and shall monitor all issues regarding parity for women faculty

Office of Faculty Diversity

http://www.case.edu/diversity/faculty/index.html

The Office of Faculty Diversity (OFD) is housed within Case Western Reserve's Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. The Faculty Diversity Officer reviews allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination (gender, sexual orientation, racial, ADA) and also serves as a facilitator for addressing faculty diversity issues in areas related to faculty duties.

 

The Manager of Faculty Diversity and Development, provides customized resources and information to search committees, department chairs and deans to increase the diversity of the faculty candidate pools and eliminate bias from evaluation procedures.

 

Resources contained within the OFD portion of this website include:

 

STAFF RESOURCES:

 

Staff Advisory Council

http://www.case.edu/president/sac/index.html

The Staff Advisory Council was created in 1990 as the first fully representative staff organization at Case Western Reserve University. The Council is unincorporated, advisory in nature, and acts within the limits of our Consitution. The Council meets at least six times a year to discuss issues that interest and impact staff members.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

 

Be it race, ethnicity, religion, political persuasion, sexual orientation or gender identity, all Case Western Reserve University students—current and future, undergraduate as well as graduate and professional—are celebrated and supported through the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and its extensive network of campus programs, partnerships, groups and global influences.

 

Sustained Dialogue program

The Sustained Dialogue Campus Network is an initiative of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The mission of the national program is to "develop everyday leaders who engage differences as strengths to improve campuses, workplaces, and communities."

 

For more information about the national program and to view videos from student participants from other college campuses, visit sdcampusnetwork.org.

 

For more information about the CWRU program visit students.case.edu/programs/dialogue

 

Multicultural Options

Office of International Affairs

The Center is the first space on campus designed to provide a "home" for international students and activities, as well as to be a central location where the University will engage the business, government, foundation and civic communities around global issues. The Center houses three offices: Office of International Affairs, Office of International Student Services and Office of Education Abroad. 

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Our Pledge is to enhance the harmony of the diverse, multi-ethnic CWRU community through maximizing the mutual acceptance of all individuals.

Our Mission is to encourage, support and facilitate the success of all CWRU students by providing opportunities for diverse interaction and cultural education that occurs outside the classroom environment.

ACES Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Minorities

Case Western Reserve University offers research opportunities for minority undergraduate students in science and engineering. Students spend ten weeks working in a research laboratory or research program under the direction of a faculty member. They also attend lectures by science and engineering faculty and give poster presentations at the end of the program. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program includes a stipend, plus support for housing, meals, travel, and supplies.

SOURCE Research Funding Opportunities

The goal of the SOURCE office is to assist and prepare students to engage in research and creative endeavors, and to guide and, where appropriate, to supplement institutional, departmental, and divisional work with this effort. All this means that the SOURCE office is here to help students learn about UR-CE (undergraduate research and creative endeavors) and opportunities, to assist faculty members in posting opportunities, assist with funding, and to celebrate our students' accomplishments.

Trio Upward Bound Program

The Upward Bound Program is the oldest of the pre-college programs at Case Western Reserve University. Established in 1966, the program is designed to prepare low-income and potential first-generation college high school students for successful postsecondary studies. High school students who attend any one of four Cleveland public schools, grades nine through twelve, are eligible for participation in the program. The program is year-round and includes a six-week summer residential component and a well-developed academic year component.

Educational Opportunities

CWRU-FISK Alliance
http://clips.case.edu/casefiskalliance.html

Through CLiPS, Case and Fisk have developed a strategic partnership that encourages joint research and educational initiatives. This unique alliance allows for joint activities for CLiPS participants ranging from high school students through faculty members, and is sure to become a model for a fully integrated partnership between a Minority-Serving Institution and a Research Institution. The Case-Fisk Alliance has the following components: full research partnerships, joint graduate research projects, fascillitated graduate school admission, 3/2 dual-degree program and semester exchange programs, undergraduate summer internships at CLiPS Institutions, and high school recruiting.

Academic Areas of Study

Ethnic Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences
http://www.case.edu/artsci/ethnic/

Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary program which develops fundamental skills in critical and global thinking and in comparative analysis, as well as an understanding of the interactions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the experiences of a range of social groups. It is designed to bring together a community of students, faculty and staff devoted to the transmission of knowledge and the discovery of new ideas in the field of ethnic studies. Ethnic Studies also offers diverse perspectives that challenge monolithic thinking about the formation of identities and societies.

Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences
http://www.case.edu/artsci/dmll/

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (DMLL) has a commitment to local and global diversity. To this end, we offer nine languages (four majors, seven minors), participate in interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and offer our students opportunities for study abroad and service learning. We teach language, literature, culture, and film. Our graduates go on to careers in teaching, diplomacy, non-profit organizations, international business, arts organizations, etc.

Women's Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences
http://www.case.edu/artsci/womn/

Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to think critically and creatively by employing gender as a primary category of analysis. The program is set up to examine a variety of issues of specific interest to women and of general interest to scholars of gender studies across a variety of diverse cultural and historical settings.

Global Diversity

Office of International Affairs

Exchange and Study Abroad Programs
International Student Services

Inter-Religious

Inter-Religious Council

International, Ethnic, and Cultural Groups

 

GENERAL DIVERSITY RESOURCES:

 

  • American Association of University Professors. A resource guide for diversity and affirmative action in higher education.

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW). This association focuses on promoting equity for women through advocacy, education and research. The site includes various resources focused on educational opportunities in higher education.

  • American Indian College Fund. Provides scholarships and other support for American Indian students. The site includes resources for students, scholarship information, and information regarding tribal colleges.

  • American Library Association. The Office for Diversity within the American Library Association includes news updates, projects, initiatives, meetings and events schedules.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act. Maintained by the Department of Justice, this site includes continuously updated information on new and proposed regulations, resources and programs.

  • Association for Asian American Studies. Geared towards advancing the standard of excellence in teaching and research in the field of Asian American Studies, this association also advocates the interests and welfare of Asian American Studies and Asian Americans.

  • Association of American Colleges & Universities. A community of institutions committed to making diversity an integral part of educational excellence and civic engagement. Site includes initiatives, publications, and links to resources on campus diversity.

  • CollegeBoard.com. This site includes information regarding achieving diversity in higher education, including the Access & Diversity Collaborative, Minority Issues in Education, and Diversity Conferences.

  • Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals. The Consortium is dedicated to improving higher education environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty, staff, students, administrators and alumni/ae. The site includes a generous number of higher education specific resources.

  • Council for Opportunity in Education. A nonprofit organization focused on expanding educational opportunities in the United States. Works in conjunction with colleges, universities and agencies that host TRIO Programs to help low-income students enter and graduate college.

  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. News magazine focused on diversity trends and issues in higher education. Includes archives of past publications.

  • Diversity Web. Maintained by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), this site includes a comprehensive list of campus practices and resources about diversity in higher education.

  • Federal TRIO Programs - Office of Postsecondary Education. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, this site provides information regarding educational opportunity outreach programs designed to support low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.

  • Higher Education and Real World. Business Week Article about Higher Education and Real World.

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). An association of institutions committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This association helps promote the development of member colleges and universities, and improve access to and quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students.

  • INSIGHT Into Diversity. For 35 years, INSIGHT Into Diversity (formerly Affirmative Action Register) has been connecting diverse professionals with institutions and businesses that embrace a workforce that reflects our world. Created as a national recruitment publication, INSIGHT Into Diversity was originally intended to help employers comply with equal opportunity employment legislation.

  • Minority Access, Inc.A non-profit educational organization that works to improve diversity in education, employment and research. Also supports academic institutions, individuals, and other sectors to diversify campuses and other places of employment.

  • Multi-Cultural Review. A journal dedicated to the better understanding of ethnic, racial, and religious diversity.

  • National Action Council on Minorities in Engineering. Provides leadership and support to increase the representation of African Americans, American Indians and Latinos in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. The site includes articles, publications, upcoming events, and list of resources focused on engineering education and careers.

  • National Association for College Admissions Counseling. List of resources NACAC has collected to help college counseling and admission professionals navigate the pursuit and maintenance of diversity in higher education.

  • National Research Center for College and University Admissions. A link to the NRCCUA’s diversity section that includes articles, suggestions on expanding diversity programs, and diversity information and resources.

  • The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine. A magazine that covers news, events and trends that affect multicultural institutions.

  • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education Publication. A journal that provides racial statistics, on an institution-by-institution basis, as well as news, featured articles and job opportunities.

  • The National Women's Studies Association. An organization dedicated to leading the field of women's studies. Site includes a variety of professional resources, awards, scholarship information, and links to various publications.

  • The PhD Project. The PhD Project encourages African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to pursue Ph.D.’s in business, creating role models and mentors that attract and encourage minority business students resulting in a more diverse academic environment. Since our inception in 1994, The Project has more than tripled the number of minority business school professors from 294 to over 950 today…and it continues to feed this pipeline with 400 minority business students currently in doctoral programs.

  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF). A minority higher education assistance organization that provides support for undergraduate education, as well as to students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees. The site includes various resources and information for students and colleges.

  • Women in Higher Education (WIHE). Women in Higher Education is a monthly practitioner’s news journal. Its goals are to enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage women on campus. WIHE seeks to increase the number of women in campus leadership jobs and provide a continuing source of education and passion on relevant gendered issues to leaders, including males.

 

RESEARCH AND REPORTS

Diversity Annual Report

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Diversity Climate Survey

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Download the Survery Results (pdf)

 

 

Diversity 360 Dialogue Series

Take Two: Two Generations,
Two Alumni, Two Stories


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Forms and Information

PDFAffirmative Action Procedures for Academic Research Positions

 

 

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