Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Meredith Withelder
Sustainability Intern
sustainability@BU
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Has the institution assessed attitudes about diversity and equity on campus in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment(s):

Boston University conducts faculty surveys in which questions about diversity and equity are posed. The last surveys were published in 2008. The following are a sample of some of the survey statements:

I feel that the climate and opportunities for minority faculty at BU are at least as good as those for non-minority faculty.

I feel that the climate and opportunities for female faculty at BU are at least as good as those for male faculty.

The academic leadership within my department/unit as BU is supportive of improving the climate and opportunities for women faculty.

The academic leadership within my department/unit as BU is supportive of improving the climate and opportunities for minority faculty.

I feel diversity of opinion is valued and respected at BU.


Year the assessment was last administered:
2,008

A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

Only responses from groups with at least five faculty members are collated. These aggregated responses are discussed at the school and college level by the University administration and the Council on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion (CFDI), and the overall findings are shared with the faculty.

No open-ended comments are shared unless they are in the context of a group of faculty that includes at least 5 respondents. Since these comments are extremely valuable feedback about the successes and challenges facing faculty within academic units, the University strongly encourages feedback.


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.