Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Lea Webb
Diversity Specialist
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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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 2014-15 the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) conducted a campus climate survey to evaluate the current campus climate regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.
The survey examined current attitudes, behaviors and standards of our students, faculty, and staff concerning the level of respect on campus for individual needs, abilities and potential.

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 findings were classified within the major thematic experiences constituents expressed. These themes defined the areas of opportunity for Binghamton University to create the welcoming and supportive environment that promotes inclusive excellence. The themes were diversity, discrimination/harassment/incivility concerns and knowledge of campus resources.
The university community responded that the overall climate on campus is comfortable
and that diversity is very important on campus. Majority of faculty, administrators, and staff were aware that the university has a stated policy regarding diversity; Faculty, Administration/Staff are very aware of the procedures for addressing discrimination /harassment and hate incidents on campus.
Overall employees and students generally believe that Binghamton University is a great place to work and attend school. However, the responses reflected individual experiences that indicated a need for improvement in order to create a more inclusive environment. The survey data provided directives under four primary areas which were discrimination/harassment/incivility, communication & transparency, professional/educational development, and knowledge about campus resources regarding diversity and inclusion.

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 results were shared online and also through presentations with various campus departments/programs.

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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