Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.05
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Bryant University
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Linda Lulli
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources
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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?:

A brief description of the assessment(s):

Yes, the University assesses attitudes about diversity on campus and uses the survey results to guide policy and initiatives.

An Organizational Survey of faculty and staff is conducted every two years by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The goal of the survey is to obtain faculty and staff perspectives on the organizational environment and work experience. The survey instrument includes four sections: decision making; communication; diversity and organizational effectiveness.

The survey was last administered in 2010, and is scheduled to be administered again in 2012. Of note in 2010, the question with the most notable average agree score improvements was “Within My Department there is an openness to discuss diversity issues”, where the score improved by 7% from the prior survey.

Bryant periodically conducts diversity and inclusion focus group discussions with faculty, staff and students. Recommendations from the focus groups are considered as the University updates its overall strategic approach to diversity efforts.
Bryant University is committed to challenging and stopping acts of discrimination and hate. Toward this end, the Bias Incident Committee was established in 2011 to monitor such incidents when they occur, and ensure that they are investigated thoroughly. The committee also makes recommendations for educational programs and standards for action.

Year the assessment was last administered:

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

How it is used: The survey results are aggregated with University-wide data cuts, as well as divisional data cuts. The results are used to identify how much progress the institution has made on the issues identified in the last organizational survey, as well as identify areas of focus for the future.

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

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