Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.57
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California Polytechnic State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kari Mansager
Program Director
Office of Unity, Diversity, 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:

The Diversity Strategic Framework, published in 2015, is a comprehensive seven-year framework that provides a roadmap to aid in the development of the Diversity Strategic Plan with measurable goals and imperatives developed by the Inclusive Excellence Council

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 vast majority (80 percent) of the Cal Poly students, faculty and staff reports being "comfortable" or "very comfortable" with the university's campus climate, and 86 percent of students are satisfied with their academic experience. But 22 percent of the Cal Poly community has experienced some form of exclusionary treatment on campus. The campus leadership has committed to the following priorities to be implemented during the 2015-2016 academic year:

-A comprehensive workplace enhancement strategy that will include an identified place for staff to discuss and report workplace issues; opportunities, along with managerial support, for personal and professional development; and the inclusion of diversity in the evaluation and RPT processes.
-An extended First Year Experience for new students inclusive of diversity education, respect, and civility.
-Optimizing student services through expanding counseling and academic adviser availability.
-Other efforts from the survey data will be prioritized and rolled out as resources become available."

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:

campusclimate.calpoly.edu includes the results and next steps

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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