2013-14 Unit Plan
Diversity Committee

Mission Statement

The Diversity Committee works to promote and foster a diverse, inclusive, and safe community. It works with the Student Equity Officer to develop and monitor the execution of the college's plan to assure wide based student access to programs and services. It reports to the Academic Senate and the Superintendent/President. Membership is open to any Butte College faculty, staff, and student who have interest in diversity issues. In addition, the Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Management Association, and Butte College Associated Students may appoint representatives to represent their constituencies. The Student Equity Officer and the Director of Human Resources are members of the committee by virtue of their positions.

Program Description

Diversity Committee works to promote an inclusive community that embraces all aspects of diversity among students, faculty, and staff. In order to raise awareness toward this goal, the committee:

A.  Organizes events and participates in campus events
  •Diversity Days (an annual 2-4 day event with workshops, films, panels, and exhibits)
  •International Education Week exhibits

B.  Provides diversity workshops and trainings on campus
  •Institute Day Workshops
  •Staff Development Days
  •Student Leadership Conference
  •Diversity Summit
  •Black History Month

C.  Funds faculty, staff, and students to diversity workshops off campus

D. Makes recommendations to faculty, staff, and administration on diversity-related topics
  •Collaboration with Student Equity committee to create student equity “tool kit” for faculty   
  •Reevaluating hiring procedures (Sub-committee on Diversity in Hiring)

E.	Represents the college in Outreach activities with the community by facilitating diversity workshops

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

  • Inspiring passion through collaboration

  • Supporting Rationale

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Required Resources

    Diversity Days Speakers & Events                                                                                              $10,000

    Individual Activities/Events                                                                                                         $3,000

    Training Workshops & Conferences                                                                                            $4,000

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    Total                                                                                                                                        $17,000


    Budget Justification:

    Successful implementation of Diversity Days and individual activities and events requires at least $11,000, primarily in speaker fees and costs of organizing events on campus. This year we were fortunate to be able to bring in good speakers at a very reasonable cost.  This is unusal and will typicall be much more expensive.  We have had no funds to send faculty, staff or students to workshops for training.  Because internal sources of funding, such as AS or the Foundation grants) are not always available , it may be necessary to dramatically scale back Diversity Days activities and reduce training support.

    Current Revenue Stream

    2012-2013 Funding from College           $7500

    One-time allocation from HR                   $1000

    Total funding for 2012-2013               $8500

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Personnel Speaker Fees for Diversity Days 11_099_110_1_676000 $0.00 $5,000.00 Bringing in high-quality speakers - a key aspect of Diversity Days - is very expensive. Limiting ourselves to local or very inexpensive speakers, prevents us from exposing our students to exciting and inspiring speakers.
    2 Yes Personnel Diversity Workshops & Training 11_099_110_1_676000 $0.00 $4,000.00 In the past we have regularly sent faculty and students to diversity training workshops and found it to be a very productive activity and a good use of funds. However, with the budget cuts, we have not been able to do this for a couple of years. Having this funding would also allow us to participate in the annual Diversity Conference: Strategies for Change organized by the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Education Institute (FACCC EI).
    Total(s) $0.00 $9,000.00