Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.93
Liaison Jim Dees
Submission Date April 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Appalachian State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jim Dees
Data and Assessment Specialist
Office of Sustailability
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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:

a. Fall 2016-Spring 2017 the Chief Diversity Officer interviewed approximately 45 underrepresented faculty and staff
b. Fall 2016 the inclusion Infusion Survey and focus groups on campus culture and climate
c. Spring 2018: CARE Project, A Study of ASU Under Represented Students

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:

Underrepresented students, faculty and staff are concerned about micro-aggressions against them on campus, and understand some are unconscious and others are not. These groups are concerned about low numbers of underrepresented students, faculty and staff on campus.
a. We are doing more implicit bias trainings,
b. Asserting our efforts in underrepresented student, faculty and staff recruitment and retention work.
c. We have initiated the Inclusive Excellence to formally roll out in August 2018.
d. We are assembling inclusive Excellence liasons in each academic departments
e. Student Affairs have Diversity training for staff and students
f. The Office of Multicultural Student Development provides training for students, staff and faculty for greater cultural awareness.

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:

We share the information with the Center for Academic Excellence and Student Affairs, specifically Multicultural Student Development.

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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