Howard Community College provides an environment that is inclusive and supportive for all constituencies in its community. Differences in age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnic backgrounds, and ability/disability are respected. The college values equal rights, equal access, and equal treatment. Diversity is a focal concern in all aspects of the college including, but not limited, to recruitment and hiring practices, faculty and staff training opportunities, professional development offerings, selective admissions programs, student enrollment, public relations, and student activities. Also see "Non-Discrimination" policy 63.01 for diversity related definitions and complaint procedures.
Each budgeted staff member and full-time faculty member is required to participate in two diversity training sessions per year in addition to a specified number of required professional development hours as noted on employee Annual Plans and Performance Appraisals.
Other college policies and procedures to reference: