|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Sept. 16, 2014|
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
|0.50 / 1.00||
Associate Provost for Diversity
Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :
• October 2010: Campus Climate Task Force Created
• September 7, 2011 Campus Climate Report shared with campus
--Identified the following as issues: student intellectual engagement outside of the classroom, student social life (including role of Greek letter organizations), student alcohol consumption, dynamics of male and female student experiences, sexual assault, student and campus diversity and inclusion
--Included more than 75 tactical suggestions
• November 16, 2011 Campus Climate update from the president identified committees to address the issues: The President’s Council on Diversity (new), The Coalition for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response (new), The Committee on Instruction’s Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Student Engagement (new), The Committee for a Better Fraternity and Sorority Community (already existed), The Committee on Student Leadership Development (already existed), The Committee for Strengthening Our Residential Community (already existed)
• December 18, 2013 Campus Climate update clarified progress to date to campus.
Results and tactical suggestions have been guiding campus decisions over the past three years. Some highlights related to diversity include:
New Hires related to climate report:
Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity, Student Affairs (March 2012)
Associate Provost for Diversity (September 20120
Associate Dean of Admissions with a focus on multicultural students (August 2013)
Multicultural Recruiter (August 2013)
Director of the Office of Disability Resources (January 2014
Results shaped content and scope of 2014-2019 Diversity Plan and accompanying metrics
March 2013: Diverse Learning Environments Survey disseminated to representative group of sophomores and juniors for baseline information; currently reviewing potential to use one survey that addresses students, staff, and faculty climate issues.
Staff and Faculty Hiring Guides were developed to include best practices for diversifying the applicant pool and addressing implicit bias and other potential barriers to recruiting, hiring, and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty and staff. Training is associated with the use of the guide.
Concerted effort to review policies and practices with a critical lens for diversity and equity is underway. This is an ongoing-long term process.
Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):
Yes, as part of the campus climate report, and to some extent a degree completion task force addressed this.
Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):
Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):
The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
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