Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Tom Hartzell
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Calvin University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michelle Loyd-Paige
Exec. Associate to the President for Diversity and Inclusion
President's Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

A. The college uses a Diversity and Inclusion Dashboard with nine institutional performance metrics. The IPMs include indicators that track student and employee composition across several measures.
B. An Inclusive Scorecard (separate from the dashboard above) addresses four areas: Institutional Dynamism, Learning and Engagement, Access and Equity, and Campus Climate.
C. The college has participated in a West-Michigan based anti-racism institutional assessment. In January 2015, the college received the highest certification possible from the Partners For a Racism Free Community assessment program and provides yearly updates to maintain certification.
D. The college provides updates based on diversity-related strategic plan goals to the campus community and to its Board on a quarterly basis.
E. The college provides annual reports to the Christian Reformed Church - North America. The college is associated with the CRC-NA
F. The college participated in the West Michigan President's College Compact diversity and inclusion 2017 survey/scorecard.

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:

- Best Christian Workplace survey results showed that under-represented employees (people of color) are more satisfied with their supervisors, have more trust for the institution, and are feeling more cared for by their supervisors than their White counterparts (2014 survey; 2016 survey).
- Inclusive Excellence scorecard and HR reports (2017) has shown that faculty of color were retained at 100% from last year and that staff of color retained at 83%
- Results are being used to develop a resource guide for hiring employees of color (the faculty guide has been completed. The guide include best practice information on recruitment, hiring, and retention.
- Conversations about increasing the retention rate for staff of color began. A plan to address retention for 18-19 was started.

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:

-Results from recent surveys and scorecards are presented in State-of-the-Campus information sessions; incorporated into diversity training workshops and were presented as 17-18 Inclusive Excellence Year End Report (an electronic document that can be downloaded) at both Spring 2017 and the Fall 2018 seminars - The survey and scorecard results are loaded into in a Tableau workbook and is available upon request to Calvin employees.
- Strategic Plan scorecard (including diversity goals) is available to Calvin College employees at anytime.

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:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.