HCC Diversity and Inclusion Plan

In the spring of 2013 each campus was asked to develop supporting objectives (action items) that address each of the five (5) District Diversity and Inclusion goals.  The five goals and correlating objectives combine to make up the HCC Diversity and Inclusion Plan.  

All students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to become active in the D&I Plan launch and implementation, particularly with the objectives developed for your college or area.

Diversity and Inclusion Plan

GOAL 1: HCC will promote the exploration and understanding of culture, diversity and inclusion by providing in-depth training and experiences that promote skills development resulting in cultural competency.

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Central College

1) Provide a diversity and inclusion workshop for HCC Central faculty and staff. 

  • - How many attended
  • - Obtain feedback on the effectiveness of the event via evaluation instrument.

 

2) Promote use of the HCC Employee Assistance Program (UTEAP) module entitled “Valuing Diversity” accessed via the UTEAP website. 

  • - Obtain feedback from chairpersons/supervisors who utilize the module for meetings or training sessions.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Coleman College 

1) HCC Coleman College will host a Diversity and Inclusion training day in Fall 2013. − Attendees will participate in a pre- and post-workshop survey.

  • − Attendees will participate in a pre- and post-workshop survey.

 

2) Monthly employee gatherings will be open to the HCC Coleman College Diversity and Inclusion Committee for programming and participation.

  • - Percentage of participation by employees at the events will be measured against the college FTE count.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

District Administration 

1) Establish a series of interactive workshops and lunch seminars that promote cultural exchange and engagement. 

  • - A survey instrument will be distributed to assess the effectiveness of each objective.
  • - Feedback will be collected via evaluation forms at the end of each event.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northeast College 

1) HCC-Northeast will establish a Diversity and Inclusion Committee that will meet on a semester basis to review diversity goals and evaluate the success of the college in meeting the goals.

  • - The measurement will be the meetings held and the outcomes established.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northwest College 

1) Organize “Empowering Women:  We All Belong” Series
Providing comprehensive workshops to address issues concerning minority women in the context of social and cultural gender roles, oppression, and violence against women, in order to promote growth and self-agency. 

  • - Attendance of monthly interactive workshops by female minority students.
  • - Feedback will be collected at the end of each workshop.

 

2) Provide a window into the worlds of others through the viewpoint of books. This is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the program, “Bridging Cultures, Muslim Journey.” 

  • - Attendance at events
  • - Feedback will be collected at the end of each book discussion session.

 

3) Provide a series of training seminars addressing the various aspects of veterans in college. 

  • - Attendance at events
  • - Feedback will be collected at the end of each training seminar.

 

4) Provide training to address the issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students in the college community. 

  • - Attendance at events
  • - Feedback will be collected at the end of each training seminar.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southeast College 

1) Provide diversity training workshops, forums, and dialogue for and between SE faculty, staff, administration, and students. 

  • - Documented attendance indicating that 80% of college faculty, staff and instructional leadership has attended one of three sessions offered by Dec 19, 2013.

 


2) Diversity Activity Day 

  • - Documented attendance indicating that SE students, student organizations, college faculty, staff and instructional leadership attended Diversity Activity Day by May 15, 2014.

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southwest College 

1) Activities showcasing various cultures and celebrating the diversity of our college will be provided for all students, faculty and staff. 

  • - International Festival will be open to all students and showcase at least 5 diverse cultures.
  • - At least four events will be offered celebrating diversity in 2013-2014.

GOAL 2: HCC will support a process for the development of Diversity Resource Groups (DRGs) that engage all stakeholders and affirm the goals of the HCC D&I District Plan.

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Central College 

1) Establish a standing Diversity & Inclusion Committee in accordance with the guidelines established by the HCC D&I Council Charter.   

  • - D&I Committee will convene by October 1, 2013
  • - Committee will meet at least twice by December 15, 2013

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Coleman College 

1) HCC Coleman College will establish a college diversity and inclusion committee. 

  • - The committee will be created according to the specifications set forth in the diversity and inclusion council charter.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

District Administration 

1) District D&I Committee will engage the employees of 3100 Main in the core principles of the institutional strategic plan. 

  • - A survey instrument will be distributed to assess the effectiveness of each objective.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northeast College 

1) The Northeast College will request a representative from each Divisional Area of the College to serve as the team leader of the group in their respective division to continue the engagement of smaller teams in diversity initiatives. 

  • - The measurement will be the activities of the divisional teams of the college.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northwest College 

1) Establish Northwest College Diversity and Inclusion Committee in accordance with the guidelines established by the HCC Diversity and Inclusion Council Charter.

  • - Committee established and meets at least twice by December 15, 2013.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southeast College 

1) Invite local and nationally recognized speakers to lecture on contributions of different people and cultures to our region, nation, and globe. 

  • - Documented attendance indicating that 80% of college faculty, staff and instructional leadership has attended HCC workshop/lecture by an invited locally or nationally recognized speaker on various cultures, ethnic groups, nationalities, belief systems, and peoples of the globe by Dec 19, 2013.

 


2) Recruit and invite community partners, students, faculty, administration, and staff to participate in the development of Diversity Resource Groups 

  • - Documented attendance indicating participation of invited community partners, students, faculty, administration and staff to form SE Diversity Resource Group (DRG) by Dec 19, 2013.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southwest College 

1) Establishment of the SW College Diversity and Inclusion Committee as directed in the D&I plan, consisting of 7 members: 2 faculty members, 2 staff, 2 members of the student body and the College D&I council representative. The committee will reflect the diversity of the college. 

  • - Selection of committee members will be finalized and meeting times and dates for the fall will be decided.

GOAL 3: HCC will be a champion of accessibility by establishing standards that adhere to both the spirit and letter of the ADA.

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Central College 

1) Inquiry/audit of ADA offices to assess daily challenges, student concerns, etc. 

  • - Obtain feedback from ADA offices

 

2) Implement a system of accountability for students 

  • - Codification of a statement of student responsibility (to be used district-wide)
  • - Implementation of software training seminars for students

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Coleman College 

1) The design of the expansion of HCC Coleman College will maximize accessibility for students and employees and use universal design where feasible and fiscally responsible. 

  • − The diversity and inclusion council will be updated by the HCC Coleman College representative as progress is achieved.

 

2) HCC Coleman College websites adhere to ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications). 

  • - All websites designed and
    developed by HCC Coleman College
    will be tested to insure maximum compatibility with assistive technology devices.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

District Administration 

1) Conduct an ADA study (third party) to assess accessibility at 3100 & 3200 Main. 

  • - Study will be conducted by Spring 2014.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northeast College 

1) The Northeast College will support the recruitment and retention of all students through and inclusive culture that leads to positive results for all students. 

  • - ADA guidelines will be reviewed and staff will be trained to comply with standards and guidelines that help lead to student success.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northwest College 

1) Provide in-depth training to faculty and staff regarding barriers to education and accommodation requirements. 

  • - Documented attendance of college faculty and staff who attend one of 3 sessions offered by December 13, 2013

 

2) Provide information about Universal Design in the classroom as well as throughout NW campuses. 

  • - Document attendance of college faculty and staff in attendance for one seminar being offered.
  • - Assist faculty with classroom strategies of Universal Design

 

3) Organize an “ADA Awareness Day” that provide information about various disabilities and disorders, resources and services available to faculty, staff and students. 

  • - Documented attendance of college faculty, staff, and students attending ADA Awareness day.

 

4) Strive to insure that the campus infrastructure meets the maximum ADA requirements.

  • - Compile a list of structural barriers noncompliant with ADA requirements or universal design in existing campus infrastructure and follow up with changes.
  • - Compile a list of recommendations for future campus sites

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southeast College 

1) Comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding students, employment practices, accommodations, discrimination or harassment based upon disability. 

  • - Ensure that SE’s P&P germane to ADA regulations protecting students’ rights and employees’ rights -- with regards to reasonable accommodations, discrimination or harassment based upon disability – are in place by Dec 19, 2013 and followed timely and consistently.

 


2) Create an ADA Council and Liaisons or an organization of campus leaders, including students and employees with disabilities, to receive and share information and training related to ADA issues, to stay abreast of relevant issues, and to engage in mutually meaningful dialogue based on mutual respect and dignity, and the promotion of good will.  To make recommendations on how to build a culture of mutual understanding. 

  • - Documented attendance indicating that 80% of college faculty, staff and instructional leadership attended one of the ADA workshops offered by SE-HR and SE-ADA reps by Dec 19, 2013.
  • - Documented attendance indicating that SE students, student organizations, college faculty, staff and instructional leadership attended at least one of the dialogues sponsored by SE-ADA Counselor along with HCC-ADA Council and HCC's EEO/Compliance Office by May 15, 2014.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southwest College 

1) All students will have accessibility to the ADA counselors at SW College.  Students will receive individualized counseling and assistance in areas of:

  • - ADA accommodations in compliance to ADA policies
  • - Degree planning
  • - Course selection
  • - ADA contact information will be on all syllabi.
  • - All students will receive information concerning the ADA office.
  • - Create posters to bring awareness to our ADA policies at SW College.

GOAL 4: HCC will promote a learning culture that insures teamwork, communication, appreciation and accountability.

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Central College 

1) Improve the utilization of the president’s cabinet as a forum for sharing employee concerns and contributions (feedback). 

  • - Department surveys on attitudes the openness of administration to employee feedback (pre/post).
  • - Number of employees requesting to meet with the cabinet.

 

2) Increase the executive team’s physical visibility throughout the college. 

  • - Employee survey about attitudes on the physical visibility of the executive team (pre/post).

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Coleman College 

1) HCC Coleman College will include employee appreciation and recognition in the 2012-2015 strategic plan. 

  • − The strategic plan calls for a 50% increase in recognition of employees from 2012 during 2013-2015.

 

2) HCC Coleman College is organized in six health science discipline teams that promote collaboration and interdisciplinary education. 

  • - The number of health science programs that collaborate as teams on HCC Coleman College Simulation Day will be measured against the total number of existing programs.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

District Administration 

1) Demonstrate “walk-around” leadership; have Chancellor & Deputy Chancellor engage and meet & greet employees on each floor. 

  • - A survey instrument will be distributed to assess the effectiveness of each objective.

 

2) Establish a series of interactive workshops and lunch seminars that promote teamwork, communication, appreciation and accountability at 3100 Main. 

  • - The series will be offered once per long semester (Fall and Spring).
  • - Comment cards will be collected from participants.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northeast College 

1) HCC Northeast will help promote a learning culture that insures teamwork, appreciation, and accountability through an on-going celebration of the “richness” of cultural diversity. 

  • - The measurement will be a questionnaire that will be disseminated after each activity/event to assess the participants’ responses.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northwest College 

1) Provide educational, cultural, and social opportunities for students that expose them to a well-rounded variety of cultural experiences through campus events and programming activities. 

  • - Attendance at events
  • - Feedback will be collected at the end of each event

 

2) To implement a student support system comprised of  “Safe Zone”  for LGBTQ students 

  • - Establishment of “Safe Zones” on campus

 

3) “The REEL Culture Film and Speaker Series”
Providing knowledge and exposure to diverse cultures, ideas, points of view and human experiences 

  • - Attendance at events
  • - Discussion at the end of film screening or speaker presentation
  • - Feedback will be collected at the end of each event

 

4) Provide students with a forum to strengthen their Global IQ and the social skills necessary to become future leaders in the international community.

  • - Attendance at events
  • - Interaction between native and foreign students, staff and community leaders
  • - Participation on International Student Organization (ISO) committees and board
  • - Participation in service projects

 

5) Provide support and resources to students who are single parents 

  • - Attendance at meetings
  • - Compilation of useful resources for single parents

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southeast College 

1) Expand current Multicultural Programs, Mexican American, African American, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Male Minority Initiative, Hispanic Male Initiative, and the inclusion of Others across lines of gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicity,  abilities, disabilities, age differences, belief systems, nationalities, race, socio-economic conditions, language constructs, and Veteran status.  

  • - Documentation indicating that students, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the community have attended one or more of the seminars or workshops pertaining to multicultural programs (Mexican American, African American, Women’s and Gender Studies, etc.), Hispanic Male initiative, GLBT, ADA, Veterans, etc. by Dec 19, 2013.

 

2) Build diversity into the curriculum, activities, and events at SE College. 

  • - Promote more enrollment of students in courses germane to multicultural programs and diversity studies (e.g., ENGL 2336-Multicultural Lit;  ENGL 2353-Women in Lit; HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican-American Studies; HUMA 1311: Mexican-American Fine Art Appreciation; HUMA 2319: The Minority Experience in the US; HUMA 2323 World Cultures; etc.) by July 15, 2013.
  • - Documentation in syllabi the inclusion of respecting diversity in the classroom (e.g., language diversity, diversity in abilities, cultural and ethnic diversity, sexual and gender diversity, different belief systems, etc.) by Fall 2013.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southwest College 

1) Establishment of Multicultural association/group with the establishment of a Diversity and Inclusion group, all SW college stakeholders would be encouraged to share ideas, experiences, and increase mutual understanding. The group focus would include welcoming events at the beginning of the semester, activities promoting diversity awareness throughout the semester and recognition of accomplishments by individuals and departments. 

  • - Committee members will be selected.
  • - Association will  meet

 

2) Faculty and staff development will be continued throughout the year to encourage cultural awareness.  Departments will be challenged to create recognition opportunities which highlight the accomplishment of staff and faculty. 

  • - Recognition of faculty and staff who encourage cultural awareness

GOAL 5: HCC will have a diverse, skilled workforce that strives to reflect the diversity of the community that it serves, and it will provide opportunity and pathways for all employees to grow and advance in their professions.

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Central College 

1) Assess the current faculty & staff hiring pool statistics at Central campus. 

  • - Conduct an audit to collect hiring demographics for current faculty & staff.

 

2) Recommend new policies and procedures that would encourage non-exempt employees to share expertise and skills broadly.

  • - Establish a program designed to strategically provide opportunities and pathways for all employees to grow and advance.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Coleman College 

1) HCC Coleman College will provide a college-specific orientation for both full-time and part-time employees that will assist in learning and developing a positive culture at the college. 

  • − Percentage of new employees who participate in the orientation program will be measured against the number of all new employees.

 

2) HCC Coleman College will participate in a veterans hiring initiative with other Texas Medical Center® member institutions. 

  • - HCC Coleman College will participate in a veterans hiring initiative with other Texas Medical Center® member institutions.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

District Administration 

1) Develop a master list of professional development and mandatory trainings for 3100 Main employees (by department). 

  • - Master list will be developed.

 

2) District D & I Committee will discuss and present all feedback from employee forums related to succession planning, hiring practices and equity. 

  • - Feedback will be provided by District employees.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northeast College 

1) The Northeast College will assist the District in accomplishing this goal through its outreach in the community to recruit underserved populations to enroll in the vast workforce and academic programs. 

  • - The measurement will be the number of students from underserved populations who enroll.

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Northwest College 

1) NW College will strive to have a diverse, skilled employee base that reflects the diversity of the community at every sector of the college. 

  • - More diverse employees hired for all sectors of the college

 

2) Explore and develop more specific professional development opportunities to help employees grow (or broaden skill sets) and advance in their professions. 

  • - Creation of more specific professional development opportunities aimed at growth and advancement.

 

3) All employees at Northwest College are encouraged to gain knowledge and understanding of issues concerning diversity and inclusion by participating in the training opportunities outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Plan for Northwest College.  The training thus received will be considered as professional development activities in the employee evaluation.    

  • - Number of employees participated in the training activities and events outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Plan for Northwest College

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southeast College 

1) Recruit qualified faculty and staff to reflect the diversity of the SE/ HCC, and Houston and the world community.   

  • - Provide documentation of Faculty: Student ethnic ratio and Staff: Student ethic ratio at SE by Dec 19, 2013.

 

2) Provide professional training and mentoring to insure career growth and promotion. 

  • - Documentation by May 15, 2014.of the number of  faculty and staff receiving or who received training and/or mentoring  to ensure career growth and promotion

 

College

Objective(s)

Measurement

Southwest College 

1) Review job posting outlets for SW college positions; The SW college will continue to participate in job fairs that target diverse candidates, but will review current efforts for advertising in print and web media targeting underrepresented groups.

  • - Generating lists of job posting outlets reaching underrepresented groups.
  • - HR identifies diverse resources which create diverse pools for each position.

 

2) All staff and faculty will be encouraged to participate in all training and events to enhance their professional growth. These would include training through the TLR department, the individual departments and the college. 

  • - HR approves screening committees that represent a diverse group of instructors.