Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.72
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dr. Richard Yao
Student Affairs
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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 the Fall of 2020 a campus-wide climate survey was administered to all CSUCI students, faculty and staff utilizing the climate survey tool from the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) out of the University of California - Los Angeles. Raw data was received and analysis of the data was conducted producing the final report that led to the development of CSUCI’s first Inclusive Excellence Action Plan.

Campus-wide conversations are occurring within each of the Divisions as well as being led by the President’s Advisory Council for Inclusive Excellence to discuss the results of the assessment and identify actions for each division of the campus to take to address any weaknesses revealed in the assessment. The Inclusive Excellence Action Team 4 (IEAT 4) is designed to ensure focused oversight of campus climate survey administration. Additionally, IEAT 4 is charged with curating recommendations for realizing a campus culture of inclusive excellence, through combining Critical Learning Collectives and Town Hall Meetings, to discuss Campus Climate Survey findings and strategizing ways to make good use of them.

Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

The 2020 Climate Survey results were utilized in the development of CSUCI’s first Inclusive Excellence Action Plan Framework in January of 2021, which is a six-pronged motion set to be implemented between Spring 2022 and Fall 2023. The plan intends to bring focus to advancing equity and inclusion on CSUCI’s campus, through dismantling the historical racism embedded within the institution's policies, practices, and structures.

Original source documents, detailing strategic initiatives (2018-2023), commitment to action (Summer 2020), a 7-point framework for realizing racial justice (Fall 2020) and the President’s Advisory Council findings on Inclusive Excellence recommendations (Fall 2020), were utilized in the qualitative analysis.

The plan, based around a number of commitments to action and recommendations towards realizing racial justice at CSU Channel Islands, is intended to make progress among the six emerging themes of:

1. Professional & Leadership Development
2. Recruitment, Hiring & Retention of a Diverse Workforce
3. Advancement & Community/Government Relations
4. Campus Climate & Communication
5. Data-Based Decision Making & Planning
6. Student Access & Success

The six themes were utilized to create six Inclusive Excellence Action Teams (IEAT) that were tasked with providing periodic progress reports to the institution’s Cabinet and the campus community. The collected data during this period (Spring 2022-2023) is intended to prepare for the next iteration of the IEAT’s plan.

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:

In Spring of 2022 (May 18th & 19th), President Richard Yao held a CSUCI Town Hall Meeting to address and share the findings of the Campus Climate survey with the campus community. Prior to this the results of the campus climate survey were shared, in the spring of 2021, with the campus community via Campus Global email. Divisional and Cross-Divisional conversations to discuss results and determine actions and recommendations to address deficits found within the report were held in the following months.

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 (upload):
Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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