|Submission Date||March 29, 2018|
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
|0.88 / 1.00||
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Coretta Scott King Center
Has the institution engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus?:
A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:
The Task Force for Diversity in partnership with an external consultant conducted a comprehensive campus-wide diversity audit during the spring quarter 2015. Meetings were held with the President, Senior Leadership Team, the Task Force on Diversity, several administrators and staff. Online surveys were completed by 41 alumni, 9 Board of Trustees, 25 faculty, 68 staff and 92 students for a total of 235 respondents. The consultants conducted focus groups with faculty, staff and students, and attended a community meeting of 74 persons. Combined with the numbers in the focus groups, a total of 161 were engaged in person.
Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs and initiatives:
The comprehensive audit shaped the entire development of the Strategic Plan for Diversity, the creation of a senior level position to oversee diversity and inclusion, revisions to our Racial Discrimination Prevention Policy, enhanced training initiatives and increased campus programming.
Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:
Results are shared electronically, in person at community meetings, faculty assembly, at the meetings with the various governance groups as well as with alumni and board of trustees.
Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:
The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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