Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tray Robinson
Diversity & Inclusion Office
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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):

Per CSU, Chico's Diversity Action Plan 2011-2016, each unit has been charged with developing and implementing a Diversity plan (Task 8.3). In creating these plans, each unit was asked to assess its efforts in regard to 1) access and success, 2) education and scholarship, 3) intergroup relations and campus climate, and 4) institutional vitality and viability. In addition to assessing their efforts, each unit was also asked to develop tasks and measures for further growth in each of the areas.


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:

The assessment results are used by each unit to create policies, programs, and initiatives to strengthen the University's diversity efforts and to create a more inclusive campus community. These efforts are manifested in the actions each unit identifies it will undertake during AYs 2012-2016 regarding issues of student success; access and retention for students, faculty and staff; diversity and multiculturalism in curriculum and co-curricular activities, etc.

For example, as a result of assessing its current policies, programs, and initiatives, Athletics will include a presentation on diversity in its fall compliance meetings annually, a diversity statement in the Student-Athlete handbook, and a campus diversity resource list in the Student-Athlete handbook beginning August 2012 in order to integrate diversity and multiculturalism into courses and other educational offerings. Another example, the Career Center assessed data from satisfaction surveys from members of ethnic minority groups. As a result, they have undertaken efforts to increase event involvement by underrepresented students, encourage staff involvement in diversity-related organizations, curb and prevent discriminatory hiring practices by employers searching for job candidates on campus, and improve internal hiring practices for professional staff as well as student interns and assistants.

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

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