Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.63
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date May 19, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Beloit College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
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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:

In Spring 2015, the college president charged a 12-member Inclusive Living and Learning Task Force comprised of faculty, staff, students, and trustees “to evaluate, recommend, and support sustained and sustainable institutional change that leads to a deeper institutional understanding of the valuing of difference at Beloit College. This group was charged with making recommendations regarding long-term systemic action and appropriate approaches to inclusivity; providing guidance for ways that faculty/staff members may more fully recognize the essential value of non-majority identities in achieving the mission of the college; and offering recommendations on the development of anti-racist pedagogy and diverse approaches to how and what we teach. The group engaged with evidence to assess the current environment for faculty, staff, and 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:

The college’s institutional research office works with stakeholders across campus to collect data on student and employee outcomes, turn the data into use-able information, and share with stakeholders for action. Data on graduation rates for underrepresented groups was produced and shared with members of the Inclusive Living and Learning Task Force. The Task Force also assessed employee engagement survey findings by demographic group in its study of equity. The findings informed the campus-wide #makeequityreal events of Spring 2016, which engaged the entire campus in extensive education and conversations about identifying and improving equity at Beloit College.

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:

The work of the Inclusive Living and Learning Task Force was shared widely on campus. Updates were provided at Academic Senate meetings, and the Task Force maintained a website with regular updates about equity findings, action, and 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:

Some of the institutional evidence about equity is available on the Beloit College Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning website here:

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